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French Twist

Restaurant Josephine—launched by two former chefs at Auburn’s acclaimed Carpe Vino—offers a culinary tour of France with a delicious detour to Eastern Europe (think smoked salmon crêpe gâteau topped with caviar). Bon appétit and bon voyage.

Reel Talk

With his new seafood cookbook Hook, Line and Supper coming out on May 7, the Orangevale-based food blogger Hank Shaw shares some true fish tales.

Choco Loco

Can’t decide between chocolate cheesecake and chocolate mousse? Chocolate truffle and a chocolate bar? Have your cake and eat all the other chocolaty treats too with this over-the-top torte at Rick’s Dessert Diner

Fire and Spice

A next-gen Persian restaurant opens in midtown, serving up classics like saffron-seasoned, flame-grilled kebabs alongside newfangled Old Fashioneds infused with smoked tea leaves.

Veggie Supreme

Two alums of Berkeley’s famed Cheese Board Collective launch Majka Pizzeria & Bakery in Sacramento, offering a different produce-packed sourdough pizza every day and miso chocolate chunk cookies for dessert. Here, eating your vegetables is as easy as pie.

Going Green

Midtown’s Block Butcher Bar is getting a vegetarian conversion. Meet the meatless Love Child, featuring a vegan Double-Double, maitake mushroom “steak” and spicy soyrizo.

Home Plates

Inspired by her mom’s Vietnamese feasts, a local restaurateur brings a taste of home to midtown with the launch of Saigon Alley Kitchen & Bar.

Brain Powder

A pair of chocolatiers are marrying their love of cacao with the health benefits of ancient mushrooms to create tasty new ways to dissipate the morning fog

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