Chez Panisse Café
A few weeks out saw they had some lunch spots open. Grabbed one and stopped by after coffee at Artís.
So many moments of I want more of these solo components.
Seven Moons Farm garden lettuces with Banyuls vinaigrette
always the kinda salad I go for
take some bread and butter, put it all together (not pictured )
Sciaccarello/Syrah/Vermentinu, “Le Rosé de Pauline”, Domaine de Marquiliani, Anne Amalric, Corsica, 2021
A great lunch bottle and something I’d be happy to have a case of lying around. Kept some in my glass all the way through dessert
Halibut brandade toasts with Jimmy Nardello peppers, fennel and rocket
Wish this came with more peppers, or stuff the peppers with halibut as it was mainly there for texture.
Red lentil soup with Indian spices and green coriander yogurt
One time years ago I stopped by and had salad, soup, dessert and a couple glasses of wine. Once finished I found out the people next to me paid for my meal. They were already gone by that point. We never spoke, never traded pertinent secrets, but the lesson is always get the soup.
Rigatoni with basil and walnut pesto, cherry tomatoes and Parmesan
The pasta/protein main combo is the way to go
Sonoma County duck confit with Red Flint polenta, peperonata, sage and figs
The peperonata and polenta, coulda eaten a bowl of that. I wanted more figs too
Dapple Dandy (pluot) and Emerald Beaut (plum) galette with vanilla ice cream
stellar as always
Vanilla-Kirsch cream puff with strawberries and crème chantilly
Honestly this really kicked ass
Nectarine sherbet and red wine-raspberry zuppa, raspberries, Bronx grapes and a langue de chat
The Bronx grapes were part of the fruit bowl and I almost added one of those as a post-dessert dessert because the grapes were delicious