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Taste - 9
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2. The three course prix fixe lunch at $40 a person does not miss a single beat. Everything is fresh, delicious, and satisfying.
3. With beautiful plating, keen and friendly service and views that can’t be beat, Sierra Mar is a perfect location for a first date or a special date with the one you love.
With breathtaking views of Big Sur, California eight hundred feet below, Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn is a relaxing and romantic destination to get away from it all and live the high life (literally). The drive into Big Sur sets the mood as you pass stunning vistas. The Santa Lucia Mountains give way to the Pacific where sky and sea seemingly meld together. This is gorgeous country.
The terrace on a sunny day, with jazz playing in the background, is one of the finest places in the world to enjoy a meal. On cooler days the misty view will be augmented by the fire pit to keep you warm and cozy.
The three course prix fixe lunch offered at $40 a person offers up a small but well curated selection of offerings. The Monster opts for the local Dungeness crab with green papaya, Thai herbs and toasted almonds and the pacific oysters with wood sorrel root and wild blooms to start.
The amuse bouche is a cauliflower ceviche with sea salt and spicy mousse and it is lovely. Fresh vegetables and just a hint of heat. For the main course, local sand dabs and Manila clams with fennel and tomatoes along with a scallop special in a seafood beurre blanc.
As for dessert, flour less chocolate cake with cocoa streusel, bittersweet chocolate sorbet, caramel popcorn powder and salted caramel sauce along with Meyer lemon and meringue, lemon curd, crispy cardamom meringue, pickled fennel, hibiscus sorbet and Greek yogurt make the grade.
Original Photography From: Sean Robins
There is not a miss amongst the bunch. Everything is fresh, delicious and satisfying. This is a winner all the way around. With beautiful plating, keen and friendly service and views that can’t be beat, Sierra Mar is a perfect location for a first date or a special date with the one you love. Why go? A view from heaven. Monster rating: 4½/5 Monsters
Authored by Sean Robins of Feed The Monster. Sean currently lives in Los Angeles and Feed The Monster is the #1 ranked food blog on Urbanspoon for the Los Angeles area.