The Peasant & The Pear began as a breakfast and lunch spot, with a few off-site catering gigs on the side. Whatever the space lacked in atmosphere, Worth made up for with his delicious, Italian- and French-inspired cooking. His rustic food and warm dining room presence started a word-of-mouth wildfire, and soon demand required the chef to start serving dinner. It took only a year and a half for the restaurant to outgrow its 34-seat space. “The last year was crazy. We were getting really popular, and people were sitting in the parking lot in their cars waiting for tables at night,” says Worth. He knew it was time to expand.
The Peasant and The Pear
267 Hartz Ave.
Danville, CA (925) 820-6611
Hours: Lunch and dinner Tues.–Sat.
Price: Appetizers $7–$10, entrées $14–$29
Alcohol: Full bar