Chez Panisse founder featured at two events

Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley.
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Alice Waters, founder of Berkeley’s famed Chez Panisse restaurant and a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, will be in San Diego for back-to-back appearances on Feb. 25 and 26.

As the latest guest author in the Good Earth/Great Chefs series, she will sign copies of her new memoir, “Coming To My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at The Chino Farm, 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe. At the free event, there will be live bluegrass music by Prairie Sky and the staff of Bottaro Woodfired Pizza will serve pizza from their mobile oven. Waters’ book will be for sale at the event and also is available for preorder at

On Monday, Feb. 26, Waters will be the featured guest at the Village Garden Club of La Jolla’s annual Meet the Masters event. The event begins at noon at The Prado restaurant in Balboa Park. Tickets are $175 (or $150 for garden club members), which includes a three-course lunch, a signed copy of Waters’ book and complimentary valet parking. Learn more online at