Melanie Wong loves the made-from-scratch pumpkin pie at Water Street Bistro. It’s coarse in texture with some pumpkin fiber and barely sweet, with a deep roasted squash flavor, and a hint of brown spices in the background. The filling is nicely set without being too firm or too wet, and the crust is beautifully flaky. Even the bottom crust has flaky layers; the touch of a fork breaks off a shard of crust and a blizzard of short, buttery crumbs.
Water Street Bistro [Sonoma County]
100 Petaluma Blvd. N # 106, Petaluma