Minions have written about Mickey Muennig’s visionary architectural Big Sur retreat Post Ranch. Lunch at the famed resort with Chef John Cox late last Spring was an event worthy of sharing. When in Big Sur and when the sea is void of fog, the wonder is breath taking. Floor to ceiling glass with tiny areas to stand on the edge of the earth is the atmosphere of Sierra Mar. Spartan decor features slate, wood and the exterior expanse. You are one with the sky.
Choosing from the Prix Fixe offerings for $40.00, a Trip Wine Pairing for $27.00 or a bit of this and that were the options of the day. We went for a bit of this and that and had more of all!
Potato-leek soup with fine herbs and a bit of crème fraiche, rich yet as airy as the view, joined my choice of the Pacific Oysters delicately sprinkled with wild blooms. Blondtypewriter’s husband cannot pass a lamb dish without ordering and the XO braised Sonoma lamb with fried black rice, watercress and peas was a melt in your mouth blend of tastes that scored tops on his list. Local sand dabs and manila clams were tasty with fennel, tomatoes and a bit of Spanish chorizo for a kick.
With the dessert angel on one shoulder and the dessert devil on the other, we happily dove into a heavenly Meyer lemon and cardamom meringue finale to an incredible lunch.
We were lucky to get in for a Saturday lunch without reservations.
Call first for a delicious bit of heaven on the Big Sur Coastline.
Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, CA 93920
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