Winter reminds us of the power of knowing your neighbors. As the days shorten and the bounty of the field shifts to shorter daylight, the growing potential, even in this temperate climate is challenged. Our local leanings soften and we acknowledge our neighbors to the south, awash in lettuces, citrus, fennel and even avocado. The storage crops and foods we’ve put by from Summer’s harvest carry the weight of the menu and more refined raw vegetable preparations give way to heartier, rustic braises and stews. Black cod, shellfish from Washington, goose and pork offer hungry patrons a sense of warmth and comfort that comes with Winter.