Come along with Nosh as we explore East Bay restaurants in photographs. This week we focus on FIVE restaurant, in Berkeley, CA. (See the menu.) If you’ve tried the spots we feature, please let us know about your experience in the comments below. If you’d like to submit your own photo gallery for consideration from a meal you enjoyed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also add photographs to our Flickr group. (Photos by Emilie Raguso, captions below the fold.)
(1) Executive Chef Banks White, FIVE restaurant, Berkeley, CA. (2) FIVE restaurant interior. (3) Cocoa-chile rubbed pork tenderloin (house-smoked bacon, true southern grits, brussel sprouts, pork jus), $24. (4) Three French Hen-nessey. (5) A festive table setting at FIVE. (6) Baby beets (satsumas, heirloom chicory, avocado, fennel, sonoma goat cheese, cashews, citronette), $10. (7) FIVE restaurant bar. (8) The Pear Tree. (9) The chandelier at FIVE restaurant. (10) Big eye tuna tartare (fresh coriander salad, pickled beech mushroom, lotus root, avocado), $13. (11) Four Calling Birds. (12) The FIVE bar. (13) Chocolate crema (persimmons, plum jam, chantilly whipped cream), $8.
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