Chez Panisse

Finally - after many weeks of trying to get a reservation, I succeeded in getting one for our 2-month wedding anniversary. Sharing dinner with the Bearded One was wonderful in every way; Alice Waters is one of my culinary heroes and the meal was delicious, and there isn't anyone else I'd rather be eating with at this special place - it was a two-fold celebration.

  • nicole cho PRO 6y

    nice! i want to try and get a reservation when my parents come to town. how far in advance did you get the reservation?
  • Jenny Oh Hatfield PRO 6y

    You can only reserve up to a month in advance (to the day); I was basically just checking Open Table obsessively for weeks until an opening miraculously opened up (on the most fortuitous day, too!)
  • 50spence 6y

    i just got kara the veg cookbook for her birthday......
    you know chez panisse is essentially why i ended up moving to SF,right? my buddy & roommate (at the time) Nate,was moving here with aspirations of working there.he somehow eventually convinced me to come with him....that was seven years ago,hes now the sous chef at zuni,but is in the process of becoming a firefighter....go figure.
  • Jenny Oh Hatfield PRO 6y

    Wow - that's cool! I never knew that story. Firefighter / chef - there's a certain synchronicity there...both occupations need fire!
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