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Menus for Chez Panisse Hardcover – August 10, 2011
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"....a nice surprise since i've admired the hand carved and printed designs of the famous berkeley restaurant for so long. the book is a collections of forty years of artwork by patricia curtain....would make [a] really nice gift for those interested in printing." --Lena Corwin
"40 years of gorgeous menus from the legendary Berkeley restaurant." --Sunset magazine
"Menus for Chez Panisse awes.... a shockingly impressive and addictive tome.... we strongly recommend. Gorgeous stuff, folks." --SFist.com
"Some menus are now so iconic - radishes tied in a bundle, ripe figs still on the branch - that they evoke not only Chez Panisse but an entire era of food." -- T: The New York Times Magazine
Top Customer Reviews
I have never been to Chez Panisse, as I live in the mountains a thousand miles away. But I have enjoyed Alice Waters' cookbooks, and found inspiration there. I like to make up my own menus for fancy dinner parties, but they are not on the same level of what Patricia does. This book has made me rethink the whole process, and dream of doing offset printing.
At the end she describes her process and shows some photos of work as it is progressed. I wish she would do a whole book just on this. It looks like such a labor of love. Very time consuming !
I can't imagine any cook, artist, printer or book lover not being thrilled with this. Renews my hope that all is not lost in our modern world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is beautiful beyond belief. Looking at the book's pages reminded me off all the extraordinary visits to Chez Panisse. I will treasure this book for a long timePublished 6 months ago by 499Lake
This is not a cook but at all. It just really shows all the menus Chez Panisse has had over they years. I was hoping for a few recipes but I did not find any.Published on February 12, 2014 by Alex Martinez
I love the use of botanical art for restaurant menus. And not just any restaurant, but Chez Panisse. The illustrations are lovely.Published on November 9, 2013 by Loisart
A beautiful treasure of the art and letterpress of Patricia Curtain. So glad I purchased this book. Each menu is accompanied by notes about the menu and the artwork. Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by Parisanne20
One of Chez Panisse's beautiful books! It's more of an art book than a cook book. A must-have book to display in your kitchen!Published on July 6, 2013 by Puff