Saturday, August 27, 2016

Downstairs again

IMG 9588
Berkeley, August 25, 2016—

SINCE I HAVE, in the current inelegant phrase, a dog in this fight, I've decided from now on to suppress all adjectives from comments on this place, and simply list the courses, with photos when possible:

IMG 9580 amuse-gueule: Smoked salmon rillettes, chervil
apéritif: Prosecco infused with charentais melong and mint
IMG 9581 Fried squid with tomatoes, saffron finaigrette, basil, aïoli
Rosé de Provence, Château Pradeau, 2014
IMG 9584 Sheep's-milk ricotta gnocchi with Jimmy Nardello peppers
Mataòssu, Vigneto Reiné (Liguria), 2014
IMG 9588 Grilled duck breast with peach mostarda, sweet corn and shell beans, watercress
Bourgogne (Pinot noir), Domaine de Montille, 2013
IMG 9594 Red currant, raspberry,, and blackberry clafoutis
Jurançon, "La Magendia Llapeyre", Jean-Bernard Larrieu, 2012
I will say it was a delicious dinner and a visual feast.

•Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley; 510-548-5525

RESTAURANTS VISITED, with information and rating:  2016   2015

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