As promised earlier today, here is a recap of our coastal town visit yesterday. We decided to hit the road and visit Pescadero, California. It's a small town with a lot of charm, so Evan and I were both looking forward to it!
We had heard that artichokes are quite popular in Pescadero, so the moment we got into town, we visited Duarte's.
Duarte's Tavern is famous for their Cream of Artichoke soup. Evan and I each got a bowl of soup, and oh goodness - absolutely delicious! They gave us a basket of warm bread, and we enjoyed dipping it into the soup. While most cream-based soups taste "heavy" to me, this was surprisingly light, yet filling!
We walked along their main street - which was only about 3 blocks long! They had a lot of cute shops with fun local products.
We heard a rumor the grocery store in town sold artichoke bread - a giant loaf of bread filled with artichoke hearts. We really didn't need convincing!
I'm not even ashamed to say that Evan and I almost finished the loaf in one sitting. I'm actually quite proud! :)
The same grocery store also makes a lot of pasta sauces, jams, salsas and vinaigrettes. We bought some Olallieberry Jam, which we had never heard of before! It tastes like a cross between raspberries and blueberries - really good!
While it was cloudy and a little drizzly, we still spent a few minutes enjoying the ocean.
I really enjoyed Pescadero - so quaint with a lot of charm! These little day trips allow Evan and I to familiarize ourselves with our new home - I just love northern California!