Yes, the pot au feu I had on my first visit to the seminal restaurant was beyond compare, but it was the plates—organic and refined—that made me want to toss everything in my cupboards and buy the entire Chez Panisse line from Heath Ceramics.
I still might. And then again I might just get the bread plates, since they would be so useful now, as the party season kicks into gear, and our limited supply of small plates moves into heavy rotation. For all us fans of a mid-century aesthetic, that rich glaze and food-friendly colors, here’s a look at the best options, including my original obsession.
Bread and Butter Plate - Heath Chez Panisse Line, $25 at heathceramics.com