In any case, I have that Berkeleyan smug disdain for Chez Panisse that everybody there develops eventually. "Oh, yes, Chez Panisse. Did you know that the original Peet's is just around the corner? And it's so much easier to just grab a slice of pizza at the Cheeseboard. Chez Panisse is just okay now. Oooh, you know what I heard? Now they're using beets in everything. Can you imagine? Beets! Chez Panisse is so overpriced." We're allowed to complain about it but nobody else is.
The internet does not have the same attitude towards Chez Panisse. For example, this website is run by a guy who loves Chez Panisse. In fact, he posted this recipe because of a picture he saw in the flicr photostream for the Chez Panisse 40th Anniversary Party.
|This photo, to be precise. Original.|
|His photo. Who wouldn't want to try making that?|