I'm a couple of days behind. Saturday we drove down to Santa Cruz to see a concert by one of our favourite artists, and ended up getting dinner afterward at The Crepe Place. We had what they call Caliente Sisters, which is a crepe filled with French triple-cream brie, and served with jalapeno jelly. I had mine with a local amber ale that was pretty tasty.
This morning we drove back home to Tahoe, and at at The Cantina on the south shore. This is my all-time favourite thing they make...Calamari Relleno: calamari steak stuffed with three cheeses, olives, scallions, then dipped in beer batter, fried and served with lime sauce and tropical fruit salsa. I always get it without salsa because sometimes they put melon in it and I'm allergic. It is to die for. For this one, I chose a Belgian White beer.
I can't tell you how happy I am to be back on the mountain! Saturday afternoon driving through the Sacramento valley by Vacaville it was 118 degrees. Even with AC in the car I thought we were going to die.