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Chez TJ: office would tower over gourmet restaurant

Original post made on Jun 14, 2012

For the last five years, Louise Christy has been the volunteer gardener for Chez TJ, the highest-rated restaurant in Mountain View. But soon her kitchen garden and the old Victorian that houses Chez TJ could be overshadowed by a four-story office building.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 8, 2012, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by William Symons, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have known about Chez TJ for many years. It is a very rare and internationally renown Michelin star restaurant, which also grows many of it's ingredients right in their backyard! It's a very very important landmark of Mountain View that deserves attention and protection. Especially the garden from which they harvest for their amazing dishes.

The few Executive Chefs that have worked there are world renown.

We enjoyed our 10th wedding anniversary there last year, and since we also have a fully landscaped edible vegetable and fruit garden in our front yard In Waverly Park, a fantastic and rewarding part of our dining experience was walking around their gardens afterwards, knowing this first class dining experience was over the top indulgent,(once every 10 years for us!) but also very sustainable and with a low carbon footprint.Chez TJ sets a high standard for other restaurants to admire and follow.