My son and I ate exactly the same: half a dozen oysters on the half shell; braised pork shoulder with new potatoes, sweet-sour red cabbage, mustard, and sage. A good country plat principal ; a celebratory entrée. Dessert: apple galette with rum-raisin ice cream. Yes.
• Café Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley; 510.548.5525
Oh: and before dinner, a delicious house Old Fashioned next door:
• César, 1515 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley; 510.883.0222
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