Sunday, September 8, 2013

Chez Panisse Bastille Menu

Bastille Day is a celebratory day at Chez Panisse, and a couple of years ago I was fortunate to be asked to design the menus. The menu is written around, and for, a garlic extravaganza; the building is swagged with garlic bulbs everywhere. I worked with Alice Waters directly and her design request was open. She just asked that it feel very french. The Gallic Rooster had the personality that we were looking for. I found the cheeky coq from a beautiful old patriotic poster but Alice wanted garlic in the image to fit the occasion. I drew the garlic bulbs and fit them in as though they were part of the original artwork.  

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