Bacon chocolates anyone? Alexandra Whisnant, a former Chez Panisse pastry chef, has moved her high-end chocolate company from Paris to the Bay Area.
Food writer Sarah Henry reviews the year in all things edible in Berkeley.
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 prides itself on sourcing locally and embracing the whole animal, has already found a loyal clientele and two very local restaurant clients.
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.