- Diablo Magazine 2009 Food Awards – Top 10 Restaurants in the East Bay
“The Peasant and the Pear offers the nurturing reassurance of the family table, without the tired family recipes.” –Nicholas Boer, food judge
What they’re doing right: Portions that are big yet stylish.
Showstopper: Dazzling heirloom tomato salad with house-made Burrata.
Who goes there? Families and groups of thirtysomething gal pals.
Thanks for being green: The menu states that they “proudly support sustainable agriculture and aquaculture practices, including Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch.”
Best thing we drank: Dry Creek Old Vine Zin—it worked well with the seared ahi, lamb shank, and pork chop.
Best dish: Italian lamb shank was cooked to perfection, falling off the bone and piping hot.
Details we’re glad they attended to: Maintaining a clean, classy dining room, with an inviting full bar.
Quirks: The owner himself. Rodney Worth is a big, gregarious, yet slightly shy character who pulls the community in with a mysterious force, like gravity.
Defining moment: When I took a bite of the quinoa salad served with my ahi, I knew the chef appreciated good produce.
- Diablo Magazine 2008, 2010, 2011 Best of the East Bay Reader’s Pick: Best Chef
- Diablo Magazine 2006 Best of the East Bay Reader’s Pick: Best New Restaurant
- Danville Weekly: 2009 & 2009 Reader’s Choice: Best Mediterranean Restaurant, Best Salad
- San Francisco's Finest 50 Chefs, http://www.chef2chef.net/culinary-student-blogs/san-franciscos-top-chefs-and-restaurants.html
- Zagat: Read Reviews
- 2011 Michelin Guide Recommended, 2012 Micheline Guide Recommended, 2013 Michelin Guide Recommended