While I was in the midst of final exams a few months ago I suggested an “after I turn in my final project” trip north to celebrate with the girls. My cousin and brother live in San Francisco and my aunt lives half-way in Cambria. The plan was eat good food, drink wine and catch up. This is pretty much how it went down:
The journey north begins at the Padaro Beach Grill right outside Santa Barbara. Every trip up the coast involves lunch at this beachfront spot because of the awesome picnic area and the delicious food (though they do have a small problem with overly aggressive seagulls). Grubbed on this California Burger before we continued on to Cambria.
Our next stop was the picturesque central coast beach town, Cambria. My aunt lives there, so our first night included home cooked chicken pot pie, homegrown heirloom tomatoes, angel food cake, and lots of wine.
We spent the next day wandering the Embarcadero of San Francisco. But first, a walk down to the Rockridge Market Hall for breakfast. Highwire Coffee House macchiato and a fresh baked cinnamon sugar morning bun.
Dinner at Cafe Claude in San Francisco. Melon and prosciutto salad with marcona almonds and creme fraiche and dill dressing. Arctic Char over tomato, corn and frisee salad.