Eastside Road, November 20, 2012—FINALLY HOME AGAIN, after three weeks away. The principal meal of the day was on the road, though, and you see it in the photo: grilled sliced beef with cauliflower gratin, Brussels sprouts, mustard and horseradish: a fine meal on a looking-forward-to-winter afternoon. That left us wanting nothing more for dinner than a plate of steamed romanesco and some peanut butter on toasted raisin-nut-rye bread from Gayle's Bakery, whose bread we do indeed love.
Zinfandel, "Chez Panisse," Green & Red Vineyards, 2010 (it's nice to be home!)• Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, 504 Bay Ave Capitola, California; 831.462.1200• Café Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley; 510.548.5525