The Side Dish on Chez Panisse

BERKELEY, Calif. – Rewind to the year 1971. Alice Waters was busy cooking for a close group of friends when they came up with the idea to open a restaurant focused on creating organic food. What started as a place to cook for her friends has now become one of the best known restaurants in…

Chez Panisse: Make yourself at home

BERKELEY, Calif. — Flames emanate from the kitchen fire, and along with the dimmed overhead lighting, reflecting off the smooth wooden walls of the restaurant. There is a warm, almost sleepy glow.  Inviting scents of rosemary, tomatoes and freshly baked bread greet patrons at the door. The normal restaurant hustle and bustle that in many cases…