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©2008 The Romantic Table, A mountain vineyard on the California Central Coast 2008-08-12 15:26:23:36
©2008 The Romantic Table

A mountain vineyard and walnut orchard on the California Central Coast

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Ah, the California Central Coast! Moody misty mornings, sunny sultry afternoons, and cool crisp evenings. There is no place on earth like it - no wonder it is called "The Gold Coast!"

Ah, the California Central Coast! Moody misty mornings, sunny sultry afternoons, and cool crisp evenings. There is no place on earth like it - no wonder it is called "The Gold Coast!"

Unlike its 'oh so chic' urban cousin San Francisco to the North, and its 'all too cool' hip cousin Los Angeles to the South, the Central Coast is where real down to earth California lives. It's California Real.

©2008 The Romantic Table, The morning fog blankets vineyards along Paso Robles' Westside Highway 46 corridor.  2008-08-12 15:28:42:37
©2008 The Romantic Table

The morning fog blankets vineyards along Paso Robles' Westside Highway 46 corridor.
To the West are little wineries surrounded by vineyards of prized wine grapes nestled in little gaps and valleys in the Santa Lucia Mountains, and small fishing villages and beach towns hug a rugged coastline where the mountains drop precipitously into the sea.

To the East, a meandering Salinas River flows through broad valleys of world class wineries, vineyards, orchards and fields of fresh produce and strawberries.

From apples to zucchini, Aglianico to Zinfandel you can find it all here.

And then there are the little towns and cities surrounding a little park or ancient church, where everyone comes out at night to enjoy a leisurely evening of food and companionship at small family owned trattorias and bistros serving local wine and produce with a Californian-Mediterranean flair.

But, where ever you go, you will see the celebration of the romance of food and wine. And there is no better way to experience the California Central Coast than through an epicurean exploration with the Romantic Table as your humble guide.




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A tip from Sue!

Mark perishable ingredients

When ever you bring home a brand new spice, oil, vinegar, flour, sugar or other perishable ingredient, mark the bottle/container with the day’s date with a felt tip pen. Most "permanent markers" will write on just about any container.

That way if you don’t use it very much, but it’s been opened, you know how fresh it is. For an important meal don’t “submarine yourself” by using past expiration ingredients that have long lost their fresh taste and flavor.