This past Saturday afternoon we drove out to Marshall to go to Hog Island Oyster Co. It's a tiny town that borders Tomales Bay with plenty of local seafood spots scattered along the windy road. I only recently started eating raw oysters - but now love their briny taste, especially with a little hot sauce and mignonette. We sat at picnic tables, shucked oysters (6 dozen, to be exact) and drank champagne, before heading back home. It was one of those idyllic days that I only seem to be able to find when back in Northern California.
I always forget just how relaxed I am when in Northern California. This past weekend my parents and I drove all around wine country for potential wedding venues and managed to make time for some great meals and champagne tasting along the way. The process of finding the right ...read more