Iconic Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse had its outside porch areas downstairs and upstairs badly damaged in a fire earlier this year, but is back open and flowing along like nothing happened. Alice Waters sat down with Potluck Video to talk about what changed at the restaurant during that month (spoiler alert: a lot, including a new silver leaf ceiling and metal light fixtures in the dining room, a rejiggered table flow, new porches, handicapped access, and more).
"It just feels like we're sort of starting again, in a way. I mean there's kind of an excitement about it," Waters told host Ali Rosen. Check out the whole interview, and plenty of shots of the new, improved restaurant, after the jump.
[via Grub Street]