{berkeley} fancy chez panisse

February 9, 2016

Chez Panisse is one of those fancy places in the East Bay that I would have never visited on my own accord, but since I was invited, I decided that it would be an interesting once in a life time kind of experience. Their lunch prices are more like dinner prices, which make it not too ridiculous, if you’re considering this meal to be your main meal of the day. Dinner is based on pre-determined 3-4 course dinner sets that cost way more than I would ever be willing to pay for a meal no matter how good it’s said to be. Anyway, I’m glad I got a chance to visit during lunch and eat in their upstairs café. Chez Panisse is unique because it was opened by Alice Waters in 1971 and focuses on fresh seasonal flavors and ingredients. Back in 1971, this type of thinking was quite ahead of its time! According to its website, “a neighborhood bistro, it is named after Honoré Panisse, a character in Marcel Pagnol’s 1930s movie trilogy about waterfront life in Marseille (Marius, Fanny, and César), as an homage to the sentiment, comedy, and informality of these classic films.” Take a look at this fancy meal!

A fancy chez photo adventure:

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One Response to “{berkeley} fancy chez panisse”

  1. annalice said

    fancy pancy place!

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