Gahhhhhhhh tonight was just one of those nights that photos and words can’t even do justice at all. Susan and Jeff, the executive chefs and owners of Zin Restaurant invited me to their home for a dinner I will never forget.
Here it is, y’all….straight from organic garden to table. No frills or ingredients you can’t pronounce….just good, local food, awesome wine and great friends.
This is why I moved to California.
Wow. How often do you ever get to eat an egg that was just laid that morning…..or eat beans that had just been shelled a few hours ago? At one point during the consumption of this massive amount of food, Hardy and I just looked at each other and were like “californiaaaaaaaa!!!!!” It’s like that moment where, despite it all, you just KNOW that this is exactly where you are meant to be. I feel so incredibly lucky.
Jeff and Susan sent me home with a HUGE box of fresh produce, olive oil and sea salt to “start me off” in Healdsburg. I almost cried!
I’m about to pull on elastic waist pants, simmer water on the stove for tea and thoroughly enjoy my first night in my new attic. It’s not really an apartment…or a house….an attic is most fitting. Pictures to come—I just need a few days to settle in first!
Thank you so much, Jeff and Susan, for such a wonderful evening. Totally worth the “California 40″ (like the freshman 15…but more) hahahaha 😉