Stephane Tonnelier, the new chef at FIVE at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley, promises to inject some French flair into the restaurant’s New American menu.
What’s new in East Bay food, XXI
Mother’s Day brunch spots, more details on Berkeley’s upcoming “Dine Out” to save school cooking and gardening program, and more, in this week’s edition of Bites.
FIVE chef on his time in Berkeley: ‘A great journey’
Chef Banks White of FIVE is leaving Berkeley to help open a restaurant in Harlem. He spoke to Berkeleyside before heading into the hardest month of the year.
Downtown Summer Cinema series closes with bang
Several hundred people turned out on Saturday night to enjoy a free screening of "The Big Lebowski". Photo: D.H. Parks The finale of Center Street Summer Cinema, a free outdoor movie series launched this year by the Downtown Berkeley Association and sponsored by Berkeleyside, was deemed a success. An estimated 500 people turned out to […]
Five’s Banks White: Berkeley ‘keeps me on my toes’
Banks White, executive chef at Five. Photos by Christina Diaz Banks White is the executive chef of Five, which calls itself a modern American bistro. Think comfort food with au courant accents: Macaroni and cheese made with orzo, wild mushrooms, tomato jam, and smoked gouda. Slow braised short rib pot roast with mascarpone polenta. Buttermilk […]