Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A weekday escape from the city & Marin bakery dinner ...

In case you have been following this blog for a while, you might remember a recent new 'gig' ~ tour itineraries & a series of curated dinners for a group of trend seeking food entrepreneurs. Visiting from Germany & Austria, the latest group's focus were again bakeries & epicurean trends of the Bay Area. And just as last time, the tour participants were adventurous explorers, more interested in a unique dining experience than the predictable menu {& private dining room vibe} of the urban fine dining scene.
The welcome dinner was hosted by Parkside Bakery in Stinson Beach ~ where proprietors Maxine & John Gilbert welcomed the group with an amazing meal, pouring local wines from Sean Thackrey in Bolinas {just across the lagoon} and preparing an amazing seasonal and locally sourced menu from the wood fired oven ~ including "bread baked with a passion you can actually taste"{according to one of the diners} …

Parkside Bakery Stinson Beach

the location.
the room at parkside, stinson beach, california
the menu.
~ parkside bakery levain & point reyes cheeses 
{ dried apricot, roasted onion, whole grain mustard chutney }
~ fresh shucked oysters on the half shell
~ oysters ollie with bacon, arugula, horseradish cream, grana 
~ oysters lillie with lemon, garlic/herb bread crumbs
~ barbecue glazed oysters
~ local cod & wild mushroom bread pudding
{ bottarga caviar, arugula, lemon zest }
~ organic mixed greens
{ bolinas cucumber, tomato, clery, balsamic vinaigrette }
~ wood fired flatbreads
dino kale, onion, olive tapenade
bottarga, fingerlings, greeen onions, arugula, lemon zest
prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, pesto, arugula

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