Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

October 19th, 2007
There’s Gold in Them Thar Kitchens! Plymouth, CA


I thought we’d have fun exploring gold country, but I never expected to hit gold in the dining category. Yet, after dining at Taste Restaurant, located in the one-horse town of Plymouth (which we learned about from our affable host at the Days Inn) I stand corrected!

We were completely blown away by the hip ambiance, sophisticated seasonal menu, knowledgeable service and the food is utterly FANTASTIC-rivaling San Francisco’s finest!

Highlights of our dinner: Everything!

From the fresh Brentwood Corn Soup with “corn truffle” flan, to the Alaskan Black Cod with shitake mushrooms and fuji apple, followed by an exquisitely prepared Roasted Guinea Hen flavored with pancetta, black mission figs and an ambrosial Amador port reduction.

Tip: I’d highly recommend that when you make reservations tell them to be sure and hold a couple of orders of the warm Blackberry Gallette: fresh blackberries, cream cheese crust, warm brandy sauce, vanilla bean gelato. Sheer perfection.

(I later found out that the owners Tracy and Mark Berkner are the former owners of highly regarded St. George Hotel in Volcano. No wonder it was packed on a chilly Monday night.)

Taste Restaurant
A: 9402 Main Street, Plymouth, CA 95669
T: (209) 245-3463
Taste serves dinners starting at 5 PM on Thursday-Monday.
Directions: Take CA 49 into Plymouth. Turn north onto Main Street.
Owners Tracy and Mark Berkner are the former owners of St. George Hotel in Volcano

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: