Alice always had an appreciation for fine printing and would trade tasty Chez Panisse vittles for daily menus, a key detail in the iconic restaurant aesthetic.
Patricia began to dabble in special menus working with polymer type and linoleum wood blocks. She learned on the Chandler and Price press while apprenticing with Mr. Goines and it was love at first sight for her.
Over the past 40 years, Patricia has built quiet the portfolio. Menus dedicated to celebrated foodies like James Beard, MFK Fisher, Julia Child and Richard Olney; to government officials including First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Prince Charles; or a private birthday dinner for technology king Steve Jobs.
An non-celestial New Year’s themed menu, a rare one in the bunch.
Dinner with famous ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. Borage ravioli–so different!
And for those who like a bit of video, check out Patricia for the Authors at Google Series:
A few of my favorite googler questions included:
How far down the rabbit hole do you let yourself go for getting the perfect piece? I go far down the rabbit hole…
Have you ever had a typo? Yes, plenty. I am good at making typos. Your proof readers are a special group of people.
What is the life span of a menu in the restaurant? Just one rotation. It is yours to take with you.