César Tapas Bar Cookbook Berkeley, California - SIGNED

César Tapas Bar Cookbook Berkeley, California is a signed cookbook autographed by both Chez Panisse alumni restaurateur Oliver Said and food authority James Mellgren. The César tapas bar restaurant is located right next door to Chez Panisse. Considered one of the top restaurants in the Bay Area, César has ensured its cookbook reflects the amazing Spanish tapas dishes it creates in the restaurant -- 100 of their recipes are included here. 

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Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 211 pages - Signed by both authors

Copyright: 2003. First printing 

Publisher: Ten Speed Press 

Author: Oliver Said and James Mellgren with Maggie Pond 

ISBN: 9781580084833

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Description: When three Chez Panisse alums opened a tapas bar next door to Alice Waters's famed Berkeley, California, restaurant, it was only a matter of days before a culinary star was born. With its menu of innovative, Spanish-style tapas, paired with an astounding wine-and-spirits list that is among the best in the world, César tapas bar earned a legion of devout fans and was named one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle. 

In César the cookbook, restaurateur Olivier Said teams up with Spanish-foods authority James Mellgren and chef Maggie Pond to present over one hundred classic spirits and tapa recipes from the César repertoire. 

Beginning with a captivating history of sherry -- the quintessential tapa accompaniment -- César commences with a mixologist's guide to signature cocktails like the Lucky 13, the Marius, and the Three-Citrus Margarita, as well as the restaurant's inspired variations on the classics. 

Walking into César, you'll see hardly a table without a few of the restaurant's famed tapas on it, replenished by a stream of plates coming out of the kitchen. Papas Fritas, Fried Pimientos de Padron, Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Shrimp and Saffron Alioli -- César has them all and many more, accented by over fifty full-color photographs. 

Engaging discussions of the wines, staple ingredients, and cheeses of Spain provide context for appreciating and preparing this robust fare in the home kitchen. In both words and images, César showcases the flavors of Spain, and the spirit of a beloved neighborhood tapas bar. 

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Condition: Very good condition. 

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