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Berkeley!

Andy and I went to Berkeley and visited bobacitaand medryn. I'm so glad we did, because I had a great time hanging out with them. And they have one of my paintings hanging in the wall. Yay! I also got to see how gritty Berkeley is this time, with lots of angry homeless people yelling :(
 
First, we went to an Indonesian restaurant first called Jayakarta. It was okay... not great food, and then afterwards toured bobacita's department on campus. Then we had a delicious smore cupcake at a cupcake truck called cupkate.

After brief nappings and girl talks, I went to Berkeley Ballet theater to take the intermediate ballet class. The teacher mostly gave class instead of teaching it, but she did give us some lovely combinations. And I met someone from dance camp, but she mostly snubbed me, which isn't that surprising since she barely talked to me at camp, but still.
Andy in the meantime was watching Love's Labour's Lost by the Globe theater actors, so we both got to do what we love, including me going to Chez Panisse for dinner with bobacitaand medryn.

Oh my goodness. That place is worth the hype. Thankfully, we shared our dishes. And there were 3 dishes that fell into the sublime category of food:
The oysters with mignonette: They were super fresh, but then all the food was super fresh per Alice Water's doctrine. The wine/grape sauce they had with the oysters made a lovely combination in my mouth. 
Polenta with chanterelle: The polenta was crispy and flavorful, and the chanterelles were very very very good. And there was quite a bit of them. 
Pink lady apple candied orange tart with chestnut-honey ice cream: I loved loved the chestnut-honey ice-cream. Very very good flavor.
We also had the leg of lamb, fried rabbit and chocolate cream puffs, which were good, but not sublime.

Then I was exhausted and fell right asleep. Andy is still sleeping, I'm about to wake him up, and then we're going to take the BART to San Francisco. He's judging at the Theatersports show tonight at BATS!

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lancehunter
Nov. 6th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
I went to San Francisco, with the requisite stop at Berkley, with my mother and brother when I was 17. I have exactly two memories of the place:

An exhibit at one of the university's museums about this weird thing called "new urbanism".

This gutter punk and his friend shouting at us that they would let us pee on them for a dollar.
fiercecupcake
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
That's what your Chez Panisse tweet was about!

I'm glad it lived up to its rep. We went a couple years ago, and yes, it was awesome, and it was just as awesome to BE AT FUCKING CHEZ PANISSE. :]

I love the big trees on the Berkeley campus. I love big trees.
ripresa
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
yeah, i love big trees..
and it's so nice that chez panisse was that amazing. 3 dishes that is really really great, that's awesome.
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