When Olallie opens, one special piece of equipment will make our restaurant part of a tiny group of sustainability-minded restaurants that include Chez Panisse, Incanto, Nopa, and Poggio (Wow! That's a group I'm proud to be associated with in any small way). Find out what I'm talking about by reading this article in today's Chronicle.
4 months ago we decided our restaurant would feature an Italian-made system which I believe is the same one used at our local favorite Incanto. Our reasoning is the same as those of the other restaurateurs cited in the article. (That and we don't have much storage space). We believe so strongly in the topic of the article that we've chosen to forgo what we conservatively estimate would have earned us an extra $20,000 per year.