A few days before my actual birthday MM and I drove up the coast to a small town called Jenner, where I had been told about a fantastic restaurant with a great view of the sunset, River’s End. As promised, the meal was incredible and the sunset was beautiful. We had a spectacular view from our little corner table in the back room, as requested when I made the reservation nearly a month ago.
I told my mother that we would be dining there, so she arranged to have some Mumm Brut champagne waiting for MM and me when we arrived – nice touch, mom!
MM and I decided to split a few things… the Miyagi oysters with wasabi caviar (not pictured), poke and avocado with wonton crisps, duck two-ways, lamb with chimichuri sauce, creme brulee for two, and of course a bottle of wine: 2008 Stag’s Leap Napa Valley Petite Syrah. We also shared a small glass of 1976 Warres Vintage Porto, MM’s favorite. Everything was fantastic, but my favorite dish was definitely the lamb. I am going to attempt to recreate it at some point, but for now, I’ll just keep drooling over my photographs.