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Terrapin Creek Cafe - Bodega Bay

gordon wing | Jan 25, 2013 08:54 PM

we had a very nice meal recently at Terrapin Creek in Bodega Bay.
the drive up the coast on a Thursday eve was pleasant this time of year - with hardly any traffic. we took an early dinner reservation and enjoyed the sunset brightening the dining room. It's a well run restaurant ...... things flow smoothly and the kitchen knows how to execute. The menu is not too wild: a pork chop, duck breast, scallops, short ribs & chicken & dumplings ... you get the idea. But each item is very well done and each componentis well seasoned and correctly cooked ( as the french are want to say ) Our waiter gave us a good wine recommendation. We shared a couple of appetizers ...... Monterey Sardines were pan fried filets that came with a radish & cabbage salad, avacado and a curry/lime vinaigrette. Eaten together, the fresh crunchy elements provided a nice counterpoint to the briny sardines. Avacados added a rich buttery note. The Roasted Beet salad was perfectly dressed with lots of goat cheese scattered about. The Sonoma Duck breast came with forbidden rice and greens and my pork chop was very nicely cooked ( moist, tender ) with creamy farro and kale. ( big portion ) The Maine Scallops ( 3 ) were large specimens that had a beautiful sear and were juicy - Mashed potato and fennel were underneath. We finished with the German Chocolate Cake - caramel sauce.....adorned with toasted coconut and hazlenuts IIRC. Delicious way to end the meal ......

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