Une étoile MICHELIN : une cuisine d’une grande finesse. Vaut l’étape !
Des produits de première qualité, une finesse d’exécution évidente,des saveurs marquées, une constance dans la réalisation des plats.
Terrapin Creek isn’t easy to find, but those who persevere will be rewarded with a delightful little hideaway bearing delicious cuisine. Dramatically situated above picturesque Bodega Bay, this lovely retreat is just steps from the water. (During the January-March whale-watching season, you might even catch a glimpse of these gentle giants bobbing in the Pacific.) The upbeat, sun-filled dining room, done in orange and yellow and filled with big, bold paintings, is clean and unfussy. The small-town staff is every bit as warm as the space, and treats everyone like a regular. A meal might begin with a mixed-green salad topped with goat cheese, persimmon, prosciutto, and a tart cherry vinaigrette. Then segue into three coins of ravioli filled with kabocha squash and floating in a fragrant black truffle-and-butter sauce. Tender duck breast with deliciously seasoned and crisped skin is then cooked to pink perfection and coupled with a sauté of cabbage, shiitakes, and fingerling potatoes. Paired with a Napa red blend, it’s equal parts modern and classic. Desserts promise to please, but for a powerful-never heavy-finish, opt for the dark chocolate pot de crème topped with slices of sweet banana.
- Les inspecteurs du guide MICHELIN