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
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.