Saturday, April 27, 2019


The Last Supper 

After we watched the sun set on our hotel balcony ...

... we headed out for our last supper in Cambria.  We chose The Sow's Ear, a lovely restaurant owned by Tony and Mica Garcia.

After checking out the various rooms in the restaurant (I'm a decorating snoop and love to see the design choices in hotels, restaurants, wineries - people's homes...)...

 Mica showed us to a romantic table for two by the window.  And, as we checked out the wine list and menu, piping hot Flower Pot bread - a dark and sourdough roll cooked together in a terra cotta flower pot- suddenly appeared at our table.

We decided on an Edna Valley 2016 Baileyana Firepeak  Pinot Noir, which was the perfect (and delicious) choice for the entrees we ordered.

 Happy anniversary to us!!!

Richard opted for the fisherman's stew - a variety of fish and shellfish stewed in the restaurant's chef's own vermouth sauce, tossed with pasta, tomatoes and herbs and topped with Parmesan cheese.  He was a happy guy.

My choice:  coffee crusted American Kobe top sirloin, topped with a port wine glaze and blue cheese, served with buttermilk mashed potatoes and an assortment of veggies. I was in culinary heaven.

Happy and sated, we lingered over our wine before returning to our hotel.  Dinner at The Sow's Ear was the perfect ending to a lovely two day anniversary getaway.

Til next time, Cambria.

The Sow's Ear
2248 Main Street
Cambria, CA  93428

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Day Two 

 It's been months since our 35th wedding anniversary get-away...  Christmas has come and gone... 2018 has become 2019... Ojai had a very wet winter, yet we're still in a drought... how green is our valley?  Very.  Spring has sprung.  Poppies and wildflowers are exploding on the mountains everywhere, and Richard and I just came back from a week in Sonoma, sightseeing, wine tasting and fine dining-ing which I was about to start blogging about, when realized I hadn't finished writing about our time in Cambria... So, as Anthony Newly (as Little Chap in "Stop The World I Want To Get Off) sang again in my head  - 35 years, Evie... 35 years... plus six months, I transported myself back to Cambria...

After our overcast first day and stunning black & white sunset, we woke up on day two to a "sky covered marine layer" morning and, appropriately, decided to walk the bluffs at the nearby marine sanctuary...

The ocean views were breathtaking...

Scattered along the trail were very cool "architecturally-designed" benches made from driftwood...

After our hike on the bluffs, we headed out to tour the town and found the perfect place for lunch... Indigo Moon -- and like the sign said, "really good food."

We toured the lovely rooms and outdoor garden patio..

And chose a table in the cozy front room...

We decided to share the Angus burger w/ sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and white cheddar cheese.  I've never met a cheeseburger I didn't like - and this one was deliciously likeable.

After lunch we checked out the Indigo cheese shop next door.  A darling space to grab a light lunch or buy some cheese to take home or back to your hotel room.

After lunch, we toured the back roads, eventually arriving back at our hotel to sip some wine, sample some cheese and watch the glorious (not black & white) sunset over the Pacific.

Time to get dressed for dinner.

Indigo Moon Restaurant - Cheese & Wine Shop
1980 Main Street
Cambria, CA 93428