Food and Drink Menlo Park

A Lovely Sunday Evening at Madera

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Last night, we had dinner along with our friends and Linda Gulker at the Madera restaurant at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel. It was an unusually warm day Sunday – with a bright blue sky off to the west, cooling down a bit as the sun went down. The photo above – taken after dinner – shows the hotel lobby from the main entrance – looking northwest.

Just a stone’s throw from our home (we drove of course – very hot day!), this new hotel and restaurant – a big construction project over the last year plus – turned out beautifully.

Dinner was great – we got there a bit early and enjoyed a drink in the bar which has a seamless open wall to the deck outside. The photo below (taken flat on the smooth finish of the bar – with my iPhone) shows the view to the west of the Santa Cruz mountains.

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2 replies on “A Lovely Sunday Evening at Madera”

All the kids in our family cut their teeth on the “heel” of Larraburu sour dough long loaves. After school our mothers would give us a treat of a paste made of powdered chocolate and water spread on a slice of sour dough, a French tradition. The closest sour dough bread I have found to Larraburu is from a bakery in Carmichael/Sacramento called “The Grateful Bread”. They have a huge following from the restaurants in the valley.
When I heard Larraburu was going out of business many years ago, I saved the three kinds of paper wrappers and had them framed for my kitchen wall. Ah, sweet memories.

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