Friday, August 28, 2009

Alice at Chez Panisse

On August 28, 1971, Alice Waters opened a restaurant in Berkeley, California. She named it Chez Panisse. The set menu that first night was pâté en croûte followed by duck with olives, a salad and an almond tart; $3.95. The kitchen wasn’t finished yet and they ran out of silverware, but Berkeley was charmed anyway. Waters was 27. She appears five times in A Book of Ages.

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