Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 3 Continued: Big Sur Bakery

After the U.S. Open, we drove south for about an hour to Big Sur, where we were staying for the night, and had dinner at Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant.  Good thing we arrived late, after 9pm, as the restaurant was still hopping.  I love the rustic, woodsy, old-fashioned feel of the restaurant.  It felt like we were in another era, and it was very homey and cozy.  Even the waitress looked like she just came out of the Little House on the Prairie.  They had a fiddle, guitar and cello playing a mix of bluegrass, jazz and classic in the bar area which just added to the charming ambiance.  We ordered a side of seasonal wood-roasted morels and huge creamy lima beans to start and two of their wood fired pizzas: the pineapple, ham and serrano chiles, and the italian cured meats special pizza.  It really hit the spot after a long day outside under the sun watching the golf.  The toppings were great and the crust had that nice charred, wood-fired, flavor.  I had a glass of crisp, always food-friendly Gruner Veltliner and K. had the local Anderson Valley Brewing Company's Deep Enders Dark Porter which was delicious and chocolaty.  We'll definitely stop by again if we are in the area.  I think the food is better than at Nepenthe, which is also in the area, though Nepenthe does have gorgeous views.
Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant
Highway 1
Big Sur, CA   93920
(831) 667-0520

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