At one of Vermont's premier farm-to-table restaurants, our menu items are built around what's being harvested in our Market Garden or from area farms on any given day or week. Staples like our farmhouse cheddar, seasonal lamb and pork, and other farm products round...
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Chez Panisse opened its doors in 1971, founded by Alice Waters and a group of idealistic friends. 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.
From the beginning, Alice and her partners tried to do things the way they would like them done at a dinner party at home, with generosity and attention to detail. The Restaurant, located downstairs, is open for dinner Monday through Saturday, by reservation only. The fixed dinner menu consists of three to four courses. The menu which changes every night is designed to be appropriate to the season and composed to feature the finest sustainably-sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients including meat, fish, and poultry.
Starting July 1, 2012, prices for the restaurant are $65 on Monday, $85 Tuesday through Thursday, and $100 on Friday and Saturday (not including beverage, a 17% service charge, and 9% tax). Monday night menus are typically simpler and more rustic or regional than on other evenings. Friday and Saturday night menus are somewhat more elaborate.
The Café at Chez Panisse, located upstairs, opened in 1980 offering an alternative to the set menu served in the Restaurant downstairs. The Café serves a moderately priced à la carte menu for both lunch and dinner. It has an open kitchen along one side of the room with a charcoal grill and a wood-burning oven. The menu is inspired by the market and changes every day.
Alice and Chez Panisse are convinced that the best-tasting food is organically and locally grown and harvested in ways that are ecologically sound by people who are taking care of the land for future generations. The quest for such ingredients has always determined the restaurant’s cuisine. Since 1971, Chez Panisse has invited diners to partake of the immediacy and excitement of vegetables just out of the garden, fruit right off the branch, and fish straight out of the sea. In doing so, Chez Panisse has established a network of nearby suppliers who, like the restaurant, are striving for both environmental harmony and delicious flavor.
For 29 years Lucia’s Restaurant has offered a small menu that changes weekly. Working closely with local farmers and suppliers, we offer the best of each season. Dedicated cooks carefully and lovingly prepare meals based on seasonal appetites and flavors. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunches.
Our restaurant, wine bar, and Lucia’s To Go are inspired by high quality local foods, exceptional cooking, and genuine hospitality. The seasonal, nourishing, and cultural properties of cooking continue to be our passion. Enjoy!
Greg Atkinson’s contemporary Pacific Northwest Bistro is open for lunch and dinner. Situated near the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market in downtown Winslow, the restaurant is a nod to “Cuisine du Marché,” a style of cooking that relies on fresh, local ingredients from the market to inform the daily menu.
Tom Douglas is an American executive chef, restaurateur, author, and radio talk show host, based in Seattle, Washington. He is known for winning the 1994 James Beard Award for Best Northwest Chef.
Gathering Together Farm is an organic, family-owned farm in Philomath, Oregon. We’ve been growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for over 25 years.
At the Birchwood, we create fresh, unique food with down-home appeal. We source local, sustainable, organic and fair trade ingredients whenever possible to lovingly handcraft a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and nonvegetarian dishes. We take care to know the land, the animals, and the people we work with are treated with respect.
We offer breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and desserts—all with ingredients sourced from our friends on organic farms in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Click on your wildest culinary desire and see what the Birchwood menus have in store for you. The word is out about the best kept secret in the Twin Cities.Birchwood Cafe—good real food for everyone.