Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Chez Panisse chef says there's nothing funny about pizza

Inside Scoop: In the rough and tumble Oakland Hills, "Chez Panisse Cafe veteran chef and produce buyer Russell Moore has taken over the former Country Home Furniture store to open Camino (3917 Grand Ave.) in about a year."

Also, the oven will be a towering stone inferno whose flames will cook lamb, fish and stews and also avenge
Rusell Moore's passionate hatred of pizza, a type of food he is totally over because he's not jealous of Pizzaiolo even though it was started by his apprentice and they light their stoves with hundred dollar bills.

Also, Dona Tomas couple still opening in Uptown, in case you forgot, because I stopped reminding you every five seconds of the restaurant that sits on the very nexus of all threads of my personal and professional lives. The Chron does reveal the food: "
house-ground hamburger, pasta alla Norma, chowder and salads."

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V Smoothe said...

Oh, come on. Who isn't over pizza at this point?

Also, chowder?

March 14, 2007 11:29 PM  
Ryan said...

I'm over pizza, but only because I just polished off two slices!

Flora food sounds a little mishmashy. But I did have a brilliant chowder at Ad Hoc recently, it can be as artful as any other food. How it fits into their concept, I have no idea. They're really pushing the drinks angle at Flora.

March 15, 2007 11:23 AM  
V Smoothe said...

Way to brag about your fancy dining adventures!

It isn't so much that I don't like chowder - I've had some wonderful chowders (although I have not yet had the pleasure of dining at Ad Hoc), it just seems like a bizarre thing to include on a list 4 things you're going to be serving, the rest of which are much more, um, normal.

March 17, 2007 12:57 PM  
Ryan said...

Heh, well I agree the chowder was more than a little weird in this context. The whole list was a little weird.

As for my pizza, it was "just" a pie from Gioia, so it wasn't to schmancy. But it was extremely good!

I confess the gourmet, sit-down pizza thing has gotten quite common...

March 20, 2007 9:44 AM  

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