Chef Shotaro Kamio’s blending of the rustic Japanese cooking of his youth with a modern California ethos is a complete winner.
Four Berkeley and five Oakland restaurants have made it into the newly published San Francisco Chronicle Top 100.
Yoshi’s head chef Shotaro “Sho” Kamio is to open his own restaurant in the shuttered O Chame space on Fourth Street.
O Chamé’s last day is on Sunday July 28 after serving customers on Berkeley’s Fourth Street for 23 years.
The Chronicle’s food writer Michael Bauer chose the same five Berkeley restaurants that made it into last year’s Top 100 for his 2012 selection. The “Top 100 Restaurants” list, which was published yesterday, embraces Chez Panisse, Ippuku, O Chamé, Rivoli and Corso Trattoria. Ippuku, known to be favorite haunt of Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters, was a newcomer last year. […]
Alice Waters would rather you didn’t know about it because she loves eating there so much, Alice Medrich is also a fan, and its most well-known dish consists of raw chicken. And now Ippuku in Berkeley joins the hallowed ranks of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 restaurants for the first time (published in yesterday’s paper, […]
Alice Medrich, the author, is best known for her high-end sweets cookbooks devoted to serious bakers and dessert makers, including the bestsellers Pure Dessert and Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate. Alice Medrich, the dessert chef and chocolatier, is best known for her influential and ahead-of-its time shop Cocolat. Medrich ran the […]
Only five of the Chronicle’s Top 100 restaurants in the Bay Area are in Berkeley, the birthplace of the locavore movement and the home of the doyenne of slow food in the United States, Alice Waters. Of the five chosen ones — revealed in the paper’s annual league table yesterday, one is relatively new. The […]