Bacon chocolates anyone? Alexandra Whisnant, a former Chez Panisse pastry chef, has moved her high-end chocolate company from Paris to the Bay Area.
Top food stories from Berkeley in 2011
Food writer Sarah Henry reviews the year in all things edible in Berkeley.
Whole-beast butcher shop taps appetite for local meat
Aaron and Monica Rocchino, owners of The Local Butcher Shop, say they have been welcomed by the Berkeley community. Photo: Tracey Taylor It’s only been just over two months since former Chez Panisse chef Aaron Rocchino and his wife Monica opened The Local Butcher Shop in the heart of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. But the store, which […]
Chez Panisse chef opens butcher shop in Berkeley
Former Chez Panisse chef Aaron Rocchino at the cutting table in his new butcher shop on Cedar Street. Photos: Tracey Taylor On Tuesday, Aaron and Monica Rocchino quietly opened the doors to their new business, an artisan butcher shop where the term “snout to tail” really comes into its own. The Local Butcher Shop, in the old […]
Chez Panisse chef to open artisan butcher shop
Aaron Rocchino preparing duck. Photo: Monica Rocchino Chez Panisse chef Aaron Rocchino and his wife Monica are bringing artisan meat to the heart of the Gourmet Ghetto with the opening this summer of The Local Butcher Shop on Cedar Street in the old Red Hanger Kleaners space. “We think there’s a void in the market […]