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Sausalito is like a stage where one production has followed another for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Whatever the theme or plot, Sausalito, with its characteristic flair, has provided a setting to match the action.
For between three and five millennia, the backdrop it provided for a cluster of Native American (Coastal Miwok) villages remained fairly constant. Its tranquil surface varied little over time. But with the successive arrival in Northern California of the Spanish, Mexicans, and Euro-Americans, the stage was set for dramatic change.
Are you looking for a new twist on the traditional Western? Sausalito’s story as a Mexican land grant in the early 1800s arguably equals the best Broadway musical, replete with Vaqueros, dons, extravagant fiestas, and, ultimately, the downfall of its colorful leading man. Rancho del Sausalito even had a role in the Bear Flag Rebellion of 1846.
Later with the advent of ferry service to and from San Francisco, Sausalito became the setting for a burgeoning Victorian village–a place of summer houses and hillside estates, populated by wealthy San Franciscans and members of the local British colony. A fleet of British-owned, square-rigged grain ships filled the bay below. But Sausalito, by its very nature, invited diversity. (ci.sausalito.ca.us)
Scoma’s Clam Chowder Boston (white), Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi, California Petrale Sole
If you are a frequent traveler to San Francisco then you probably have found yourself on the other side of the Golden Gate in Marin County.
It is a county of cities with great views from the Bay water surroundings, great ocean views and islands you can visit by boat.
Sausalito is one of those cities and it is not only great for the beautiful ocean views but home for many romantic restaurants and elegant cuisine.
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So it’s the weekend and my wife and I are visiting my mother n law and we all decide to visit Sausalito since it is so nice outside.
I have been there a couple of times and every time I go I appreciate the visit more and more.
The downtown area has a boating dock there where you can hop on a boat to San Francisco, go to Angel Island, you can just walk the street with shops from right to left, or even just sit and look at the beautiful waves in the ocean.
There are plenty of restaurants on the waterfront and always great weather.
After we walked for a while window shopping, we decided to walk over to Scoma’s for a nice afternoon delight of seafood extraordinaire.
Once seated and greeted with fresh bread and a ice cold beer for myself, I immediately ordered a bowl of clam chowder to begin the meal.
This has always been the way I get an idea of how delectable my meal in a seafood restaurant will be, based on the clam chowder. If you are a seafood restaurant that can’t make a good clam chowder then you might as well hang up the towel.
And let me say that, Scoma’s doesn’t have any reason to ever think they need to hang up the towel because their clam chowder was delicious!
It is not too thick and not too watery but a perfect texture. It is a Boston (white) with succulent clams and perfectly cut potatoes that blend the flavors for every bite. Add a little crackers in there for the crunch, a little pepper and a little hot sauce and you are now living the dream!
Next on the menu is the main dish which I chose the Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi. This is described as Ecuador Mahi that is pan roasted with pineapple – pepper salsa with I believe to be Jasmine rice and veggies.
What a great sight to see! Man this is a colorful masterpiece!
I dive right in into a light delicate piece of Mahi Mahi with sweetness of the pineapple with a slight twinge of spice to it. Mmmmmm..
I felt like the atmosphere changed and I was now in Maui. Each bite placed me in peaceful bliss as the fish melted in my mouth. With the ocean in my sights and the sun glistening over the waters.
Bite after bite..Moan after moan..
My wife ordered the California Petrale Sole which is Pacific Sole grilled and parmigiano crusted with lemon butter sauce and capers.
This dish was a complete success and I must say that it even tasted better than the Mahi Mahi! She only let me have 2 bites but boy did they pack a punch!
A mouth watering dish of delicate light crusted fish with a pop from the capers and utterly divine.
If you have never been to Sausalito before then I suggest you take a visit. I promise you that you won’t regret it!
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
Excerpted from the Sausalito Historical Society’s book (2015) Early Sausalito History Retrieved from http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/index.aspx?page=500