For several years now I have wanted to go to Chez Panisse. I was excited about going on Friday evening. I wanted to experience the meal to the fullest so I refrained from checking the website for the menu and decided I did not want to know until I sat down to eat. No one ruined the surprise for me...not that I would have ever thought to guess pigeon!
The scent of the restaurant was so enticing. Everything was perfection. I am grateful for the opportunity to dine the Alice Waters way. Thank you Pop.
The meal started with Fava bean toasts and olives and an aperitif.
A salad of warm ricotta, prosciutto and greens.
A lovely and extremely tasty Dungeness crab minestrone.
Grilled squab, mushrooms and liver toast.
We opted for the supplemental "cheese course".
After a tour of the amazing kitchen and a quick chit chat with the many chefs we finished the meal with a lovely apricot tart...I am so partial to apricots...especially with ice cream! The meal was topped off with french pressed coffee and a to die for chocolate taste...and 1 cherry.
The experience was more than I hoped for and all I dreamed it would be. Yes, I know it was just food but this was a once in a lifetime meal.
This blog is not lined up properly and I am too tired to figure it out and I need to go to bed and if I don't post now I will never post!! Please bear with me as I figure out the whole blog thing!