IT IS A PARTICULARLY bad photo this time; I know that; I must have been excited at having beefsteak two nights running.
This one was cooked so beautifully: a sirloin roast, grilled and sliced, with potato gratin with sorrel, and with snap peas and spinach, and the beef slices treated to a tapenade garnish. Truly delicious.
Before it, roasted tomato bisque with a calligraphy of crème fraîche and a sprinkling of chopped chives: smooth, fruity, and teasing.
Afterward, apricot galette, with noyau ice cream. Fine pastry; marvelous apricots; superb ice cream.
•Café Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley; 510-848-4425