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08.21.2005

Provence in Berkeley, Saturday August 27th

Every year Kermit Lynch and his next door neighbor Cafe Fanny (Alice Waters) throw a party in the parking lot that they both share in Berkeley, CA. The event is usually a celebration of Provence food and wine, and comes with live music, catered food, and lots of wine from the Kermit Lynch portfolio, including sneak peaks at wines not yet on the market. This year the event will be catered by Christopher Lee, of Eccolo Restaurant in Berkeley and Kermit will be pouring some "fresh-off-the-plane" samples of his 2003 Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas.

I missed this event last year, and I hope to be able to attend this year.

Provence in Berkeley
Saturday, August 27th, 2005
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1605 San Pablo Avenue (at Cedar St.)
Berkeley, CA 94702

Comments (4)

Fatemeh wrote:
08.21.05 at 5:44 PM

Have you been to OysterFest at Kermit? I wonder how this compares, in terms of human density...

I think we'll definitely try to make a pit stop there next weekend; thanks for the reminder.

Steve Edmunds wrote:
08.21.05 at 10:02 PM

Provence Day is every bit as jam-packed as Oyster Bliss. As Yogi Berra once said: "Nobody ever goes there anymore; it's too crowded."
For the record, Alice Waters really has no involvement at Fanny; her brother-in-law, Jim Maser, is the owner. Jim also owns Picante, a terrific Mexican restaurant, and also ran a very fine Italian restaurant, for several years, known as Mazzini, that suffered the fate of a lot of restaurants in the wake of the dotcom crash.

Catherine wrote:
08.23.05 at 4:09 PM

Ooh, any idea how much admission is?

Steve Edmunds wrote:
08.23.05 at 6:12 PM

There's no cover charge; it's lunch, which is usually somewhere in the $15-18 range for food. And a selection of wines by the glass. There's music. It's festive.

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