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looking for a gift that would include a gift certificate to a restaurant AND the accompanying chef/restaurant's cookbook.

Chez Panisse?
Boulevard?
Bouchon?
???

Thanks!

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Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Bouchon
6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

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  1. I have the Chez Panisse Vegetables cookbook and use it all the time.

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    Chez Panisse
    1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

    1. Zuni
      Piperade

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      Zuni Cafe
      1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

      Piperade
      1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

      1. Second on Zuni. Great cookbook.

        Chez Panisse has nine cookbooks in print, all good. The one we've gotten the most use out of is Chez Panisse Desserts, by the former pastry chef Lindsey Shere.

        1. Wayfare Tavern
          Fleur De Lys
          Michael Mina

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          Fleur De Lys
          777 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109

          Wayfare Tavern
          558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

          1. Third Zuni. Very very good cookbook in that the recipes are very detailed and doable.

            Other possibilities are:
            Ad Hoc (recipes are pretty good, but portion sizes are enormous)
            The French Laundry (cookbook is usable only if the giftee is an anal-retentive freak with a commercial kitchen, or doesn't like to cook at all but loves pretty pictures)

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            Zuni Cafe
            1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

            The French Laundry
            6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

            Ad Hoc
            6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

            1. Daniel Patterson of Coi has a smaller (but interesting) cookboook: Aroma ( http://www.amazon.com/Aroma-Magic-Ess... ). That would be quite a gift.

              1. Greens (meh)
                Cesar (yum)
                Bette's Oceanview Diner
                French Laundry (both on the pricey side)
                Mustard's (any Cindy Pawclyn books)

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                The French Laundry
                6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

                Bette's Oceanview Diner
                1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710