Dining with a view.
Earlier this month, we hit the Pacific Coast Highway for a foodie road trip. I knew my parents would love the chance to try fresh oysters from the oyster farms in the Tomales Bay.
Bay Area Bites sparked this foodie road trip. I loved the idea of slurping up oysters at the Hog Island Oyster Company. However, the picnic area was packed with families. We couldn’t find an empty table.
Luckily, I read about another blogger, Tanya, and her oyster experience at the Marshall Store. So, we spent our afternoon at these tables by the water – squeezing lemon juice on dozens of raw oysters. Yum.
In fact, we stopped by the Marshall Store before Hog Island. We wanted to pick up some beer and wine for our impromptu picnic. We didn’t have cups or a wine bottle opener. The sales dude at Marshall Store gave us cups and he lent us a bottle opener. He asked us to return it after we finish up our picnic. Very cool. So, it was nice to bring it back and bring back our oyster-lovin’ business.
We also picked up some tasty smoked trout, salmon, bread and cheese from the Cow Girl Creamery in Point Reyes.
My hubby said we needed a better game plan when return to Hog Island.
Next time we will:
- Reserve a table
- Do some serious stocking up of picnic supplies (more beer, wine, snacks, hot sauce, lemons and other oyster condiments)
- Invest in our own shucking tools
- Consider making this a camping trip. It’s a long drive. Mark was a rock star for staying behind the wheel for all the dips and curves on Highway 1. It would have been nice to take a break from the road trip. We figured it may be easier if we made this a true weekend escape by spending the night.