CAMINO Restaurant opening in Oakland

This post was written by Form & Reform on May 13, 2008
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I made ceiling light fixtures, fire tools, cook grills and wall sconces for Alison and Russel several months ago and I got a chance to see some of it installed today.

Their new place is on the upper stretch of Grand Avenue in Oakland, Chez Panisse Cafe veteran chef and produce buyer Russell Moore has taken over the former Country Home Furniture store to open Camino (3917 Grand Ave.) which should open in the next few weeks. Camino’s cooking will be all about the fireplace — a huge, waist-high stone one that Moore plans to use for rustic dishes like lamb a la ficelle, baked fish and lots of stuff cooked in cazuelas, with pots of beans bubbling in the coals. It feels alot like the Basque boarding house eatery’s I grew up in with the long family style tables and open hearth kitchen. Allison Hopelain, Moore’s partner in life and Camino, will be general manager. In addition to her own small gardening business, Hopelain has worked at Quince, Bar Tartine and Zuni.

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Hey Jon. Great entry. I took a bunch of photos of my meal at Camino, and then promptly lost my camera / phone. I’d love to post some of your photos (with attribution of course) to my site, FoodProof. We’re an Oakland-based food community, and I’ve written a post about Camino there too. Let me know what you think. And thanks!

Written By mct on July 2nd, 2008 @ 1:01 pm


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