Dinner and a Robot: My Night Out With a PR2

Courtesy Willow Garage

On Wednesday night I had the pleasure of dining at the exclusive Willow Garage in Menlo Park, Calif. Appetizers included lobster and corn croquettes, local cheeses paired with figs, and a sort of melon gazpacho that, well, put the “-oup” back into cold soup. As the evening progressed, I devoured some heirloom tomatoes drizzled with olive oil pressed only a few miles away and a grand rack of elk sitting on top of summer vegetables. Chef Jef Piazzon stopped by with wines paired with each course.

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