Narsai 's Market. 5th Anniversary. 1978.

Holland, Tom (artist)

Published by Kensington, CA: Narai Davi, 1978
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35 x 25.5 inches. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Narsai first worked with Henry Rubin and Ed Brown at Berkeley's Pot Luck Restaurant and then launched a gastronome's delight, Narsai's Restaurant, in the small East Bay community of Kensington. From 1970 until 1986, Narsai's Restaurant, Market and Catering businesses were a culinary mecca for traveling gourmets. The hospitable redwood dining room (fashioned from a giant redwood tank) was the backdrop for some of the most attentive service and finest food ever served forth. The wine list at Narsai's was described as "one of the ten finest in the world" by the New York Times. Centerpiece for the restaurant's fame was its Monday Night Dinner Series at which Narsai offered a fixed menu from whatever cuisine happened to capture his attention and appeal to his senses at the moment.From 1978 to 1985, Narsai's Market (next door to the restaurant) presented a remarkable line of specialty foods. Narsai's bakery was the first in Northern California to offer the French spined baguette called Epine as one of its regulars. Narsai's many different specialty breads, including his famed croissants, were repeatedly selected as one of the finest anywhere. The Chocolate Decadence Torte, Mudslide Cookies, Avalanche Cookies, and Snowstorm Cookies were among the many creations first introduced at Narsai's Market.Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley. Bookseller Inventory # 16-2979

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Title: Narsai 's Market. 5th Anniversary. 1978.

Publisher: Kensington, CA: Narai Davi

Publication Date: 1978

Book Condition:Good

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