For many years this exhortation has graced our Bakery dinner menu in the tiniest font under the words “bill of fare.” It began with us urging guests to... Read more
slow down and come to your senses
For many years this exhortation has graced our Bakery dinner menu in the tiniest font under the words “bill of fare.” It began with us urging guests to “come to their senses” but we realized quickly the impossibility of doing that without first slowing down—a necessity on the 90-mile stretch of curvy Big Sur highway on which sits our tiny, converted ranch house. In all respects, Big Sur forces you to change gears, with its twists and turns and rockslide signs alongside breathtaking views; the epic beauty, grand scale and unique smells conspire to open every one your senses.
We honor this awakening through our approach to creating our food. We savor a slowed-down lifestyle, taking time to develop flavors worthy of enhancing the natural beauty of this place. Every detail of our dining experience is conceived to fill one’s newly opened senses, and nothing we do happens fast: from the care put into procuring and prepping our ingredients, to the long fermentation of our sourdough breads and pickles, to the low-and-slow process of braising our meats and vegetables, to the fire we build to heat our wood-fired oven. Everything we create requires time and patience. We embrace slowing down to appreciate the beauty of food and the wonderful process of its preparation.
Which is the home of the Bakery was built in 1936 by Frank Post’s daughter Alice and her husband Steve. Over the years, the building has continuously been used as a place to restore weary hungry travellers and it is our pleasure to keep the tradition alive today.