by Nino M.
San Mateo, California
September 20, 2004
Outside of both buildings sits a garden full of fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables. This is regularly harvested by the owners who, as gourmet chefs, also run a dining room in the evenings which puts out amazing meals. It is a great place to have a glass of wine, rub elbows with the locals, and unwind your day.
If you get the chance, take some time to sit in one of the outdoor chairs. Most likely you'll get a visit from the owner's cat, who we nicknamed Lavender because she smelled like the plant, which is all over the grounds. She'll paw your lap for a few minutes if you let her, before settling in for a late summer nap. You may just find yourself doing the same.
From journal Wine and Travels in Mendocino