As much as I love Mendocino, it's been a long, long time since I had food this good on the Mendocino Coast. The MacCallum House is a charming old home, built for Daisy MacCallum as a wedding gift from her parents. That warm feeling permeates the cozy atmosphere, both in the restaurant and the bar. Locals like to hang out in the bar, while tourists seem to prefer the more formal dining room. Both have great views and fireplaces; the menus differ slightly.
The food is very fresh; it felt like the dishes were inspired by that day's farmers' market. We started with a memorable heirloom tomato salad and a green salad. Then we enjoyed the fish tacos and the Nightly Noodles (pasta that changes daily) along with a side of their creamed corn. One dish was better than the next. Nothing was too rich. Even though we couldn't finish everything, we could not resist their peach crisp with almond butter ice cream. They must have made that ice cream in house because I have never had anything quite like it. Delicious on it's own, it was absolutely perfect with the peach crisp.
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