Have you ever been somewhere so magical that it resonates in your memory over & over throughout your life? For me, it's Nepenthe. The first road trip I ever took with my husband (then boyfriend) was down the rugged Big Sur Coast. I didn't know it then, but a stop in to Nepenthe ("no-pain"), nestled into the side of the rocky cliffs and surrounded by fern gardens would become our yearly must-stop, the backdrop for anniversaries, birthdays and romantic weekend getaways. I'll take a glass of chardonnay and the ambrosia burger on their patio anyday.
Friday, February 19, 2010
My friend Alex bought me this memoir/cookbook written by the grandaughter of the Nepenthe founders. Photos of rich colored tapestries beside recipes like "Day at the Beach Minestrone" woven with tales of beat poets and hollywood royalty, has made this my new favorite read.