Sampling the Upscale Culinary Landscape in Mendocino, California
At the top of everyone’s list of places to dine in Mendocino, Café Beaujolais put Mendo on the culinary map. Originally opened as a breakfast restaurant in 1977 by now-celeb chef Margaret Fox. She sold the restaurant in 2000, along with her recipes, which remain the backbone of the kitchen. Beaujolais’ monochromatic urban-chic dining room is a far cry from the Laura Ashley–Victorian style of the old days, but the place remains an institution. Incorporating organic produce and free-range meats, the Cal-American menu mixes regional domestic styles and ingredients. It’s totally worth a visit, if only once.