Chez Panisse

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    Exterior evening. Photo by Aya Brackett
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    Downstairs Kitchen. Photo by Aya Brackett
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    Downstairs Dining Room Display. Photo by Aya Brackett
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    Cafe Pizza. Photo by Aya Brackett
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    Cafe Dessert. Photo by Aya Brackett
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    Cafe Chervil Salad. Photo by Aya Brackett
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    The headquarters of Alice Waters, the visionary who brought the slow-food movement to the U.S., this Berkeley mecca for food-obsessed pilgrims doesn’t disappoint. There’s a strict adherence to the religion of seasonal, local produce, and it pays off on the plate. The prix fixe menu changes daily and, although wowing, doesn’t provide wiggle room. Look for standouts like grilled squab with balsamic-vinegar sauce and citrus risotto or spit-roasted chicken with wild-mushroom sauce.  Specialties: Expect to be delightfully surprised.

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