So, last night I told you all a little bit about our epic hike at Point Reyes yesterday.
Victory Dinner at Stellina
And now I shall tell you all about our victorious post-hike meal at Stellina in Point Reyes Station!
Here’s how it went down: it was six thirty and Cindy and I had just come off the trail after five solid hours. We were both hobbling at this point, and I was battling an angry dose of stinging nettle on my left calf. I had to pee.
We pulled off the side of the road the first time civilization struck and we ran into the first dining establishment that we saw. No matter that we were covered in mud and smelled like mountain lions. We needed food and we needed it fast. I slid into a seat at the bar in the back of the restaurant and chugged a glass of wine. Things were looking up.
This was the local “wine on tap”—a zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley. Love that it was only six dollars; it made me feel like I was in Europe or something!
Pretty much, I wanted to eat the entire menu.
But ended up settling on the second pasta item listed—the Bucatini with Tomales Bay’s manila clams, italian parsley and garlic and chilies. All the pasta at Stellina is handmade, which I loved!
out of control.
Sometimes you have those meals that are just so utterly perfect in every single way. These meals stay lodged in your memory forever and have the capacity to make you smile even when, twenty four hours later, you are eating leftover pizza by yourself in your kitchen wearing pajamas with holes in them.
Cindy also had victory pasta, but hers had thick cut bacon, cream and peas in it. It was divine.
Oh, but wait, there’s more! I almost forgot—we also split the grilled bread with fresh ricotta cheese and honey for an appetizer.
There were toasted macadamia nuts on top of the honey soaked cheese bread. I thought I had died. Right there.
After we sufficiently stuffed ourselves to the point of no return, we glanced at the dessert menu.
It looked delicious and while I was wearing my Lululemon wunder unders (thank God for stretch!), I just didn’t think I would be able to buckle my seat belt if I consumed any more food.
But, I HIGHLY recommend Stellina if you are in the Point Reyes area. I can’t wait to take Almanzo back here—he would love it!
I also wanted to run away with this teddy bear dog after dinner. But that’s another story.