bowl of kishu & satsuma mandarins
did i just get one of the display fruit bowls? no, this was my $10 dessert.
i’ve never been to chez pannise, but i’m aware they’re know for their fruit bowls, i just never thought i would get a literal bowl of unpeeled oranges. this reminded me of the raw fennel course i was served at blue hills at stone barns.
the bowl of persimmons and salted caramel i had at horses the other night was so much better.
LOL looks like reservations are completely booked already–the hype is real.
I’ve never read any of the menu at Chez Panisse as particularly exhilarating or pushing the boundaries of creativity, but the execution is near flawless. If they can bring that level of quality to this new operation it’ll crush.
Yeah this preview from the hammer link @porkybelly posted sounds like it could have come from the cafe menu at Chez. Which is basically what I was expecting
“Examples of dishes on the menu include appetizers such as baked Sonoma goat cheese with garden lettuces and golden beets, and California halibut carpaccio with Meyer lemon; main dishes like Mediterranean fish and shellfish stew with local rock cod and Dungeness crab, and North African lamb tagine with saffron couscous; and desserts such as lemon tart with créme Chantilly, and olive oil walnut cake with pomegranate. Lulu’s a la carte offerings include focaccia sandwiches like mozzarella and arugula with Casella’s prosciutto and a vegetarian eggplant Banh Mi.”
I almost always know when you’ll respond and what you’ll say. Thanks. It was originally the City National Bank building and still looks like it. When I think of an Alice Waters’ restaurant in L.A. a financial district in Westwood doesn’t come to mind… even if there is a museum in it.