During a weekend in Big Sur, we attended one of Big Sur Bakery's benefit dinners in January 2012 and came back the following night for pizza. The (prix fixe) dinner menu was good, though the amuse-bouche (breaded fish) was unexpectedly heavy. I personally did not like two of the dishes containing barley as they were a heavy on the maple syrup and I felt I was eating breakfast. Their roast quail is excellent. But the dessert and the wood-fired pizzas will blow you away. Lovers of neapolitan pizza will love Big Sur Bakery's pizza; nothing beats the combination of perfect crust and fresh toppings, and you will know someone in the kitchen put a lot of thought and intention into creating it. For dessert and the morning after, all four of us enjoyed their stollen (studded with fruit, speckled with candied fruit peel, and sweetened by marzipan) and their persimmon chocolate cake. A very solid choice for the Big Sur area.
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