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Jeremy Fox’s Smith Dinners at Saison, In Pictures

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The cat’s now out of the bag that Jeremy Fox is finally, after much speculation and a few aborted partnership deals, planning his own restaurant in San Francisco or the East Bay. The working name right now is Smith, and by way of a pre-preview, Fox prepared a six-course menu (with two additional dessert courses) and served it all last week at Saison while his buddy Josh Skenes was out of town hob nobbing at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Most notable for fans of the vegetable-centric chef was the use of meat or seafood in every course, but in his clever fashion, Fox managed at every turn to make the meat play second fiddle to something dirt-grown, like in the chicken-stuffed morel dish pictured at right. See our slideshow for more of our exhaustive reporting from the scene.

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Jeremy Fox’s Smith Dinners at Saison, In Pictures