A few months ago, we crossed paths with a Cal Poly supporter who recommended visiting the Cass House on my next visit to the San Luis area. For some reason, I wrote it on my list of places to eat…so when we drove through Cayucos, a light bulb went off. After walking by (and reading the menu), it seemed like a good place to try. Then we had a few wine stops where it was mentioned as a great place to go. So last minute reservations were to be had (after 9 pm even!).
And the night commences with…
HE :: Duck roulette breaded and deep fried. Crunchy and creamy.
ME :: Parsnip and beets in a Balsamic reduction. Beets…balsamic…I love both.
WE :: Amazing fluffy biscuits with butter and salt.
Accompanying each course was a wine pairing, mostly European wines so it was too much for my brain to keep tack of — amazing food won out over wine labels that were unfamiliar.
HE :: Arugula and shaved brussels sprouts (I was surprised that brussels sprouts can taste the good..the texture is definitely better shaved)
ME :: Arugula, whipped house ricotta, pistachio tuile, spiced persimmon vinaigrette
HE :: Wagyu beef :: medium rare beef in a beef stock and Kalamazoo olive sauce, Battered and fried risotto
ME :: mushroom risotto :: traditional style risotto, local wild mushrooms, mushroom nage, parmesan crisp, black truffle
4 Quatre (or & Dessert)
HE :: one bourbon, one scotch, one beer :: bourbon poached see canyon apple, scotch ice cream-apple cake, bitter stout souffle
ME :: chocolate sponge cake :: salted caramel mousse (that filled a chocolate cylinder), chocolate ganache, chocolate ice cream on a bed of cocoa nibs and chocolate crumble…oh, pure chocolate goodness!
Cass House | 222 N. Ocean Ave. | Cayucos, CA 93430 | 805.995.3669 | Website|