301 L St. Eureka, CA call: 800- 404-1390
Eureka, California is one of the great
bastions for dining.. Though the selection of restaurants offering gourmet
menus is not as huge as southern neighbors such as San Francisco, the
restaurants that do present select menus, do their job very well. In two visits
to Eureka, we've tried to exquisite meals that are tops for their use of local
produce, quality meats and pairing with boutique wines.
First time visitors should add Carter
Housee's Restaurant 301 to their list of places to stay and places to eat.
It's just easier to book a room, wander downstairs for a meal and wine, then
walk back to your room or suite for R&R on one of those cozy Eureka nights.
The menu changes regularly so about the
only thing you can count on is mouth-watering, flavors, organicc
vegetables, delectable meats & fish and out-of-this world sauces that utilize
spices blended with pureed vegetables, cream, sherry or the right hint of wine.
If you think about the food too much, you'll go crazy wishing you could dine at
The owners of the hotel and restaurant are
wine connoisseurs, and their wine list regularly receives awards and accolades
from top wine magazines. When you know and enjoy the best wines, you'll
naturally expect that such discriminatory practices such as serving on the
finest, would extend to the meals, as well. Restaurant 301 does not disappoint
on this account. From the beautiful marbleized breads to dumplings scallops,
soups, salads and desserts, food servers are prepped on what's being cooked and
what to recommend. Their informative, easy-going style allows guests to sample
wines, order appetizers, entrees and meals that blend well in the comfort of
what feels like a living room. With prices fro a salad or soup ranging from
around $8 to 15, and entrees such as Pickled Ginger and Scallop Mousse Stuffed
With Yukon Gold Potato Cake, Baby Bok Choy and Lime Ginger Beurre Blanc on the
menu with prices ranging from the $20's to around $50 for a premier steak, you
should count on dropping anywhere from $30 to $100 per person for a nice meal,
wine and dessert, though you could eat well for around $60 each.
If it seems a little steep, just stay at
the Carter House Inns and sniff the scent of incredible foods coming from the
kitchen as you park your car and head into the hotel. The hardest part is not to
eat there, because everything smells and looks wonderful. And it tastes even
Because of the constantly changing menu,
it would only frustrate you if we described what we tasted. It probably won't be
available when you arrive, simply because they make things up as they go, kind
of like life. Indeed, the meals are prepared based on the best produce available
on a given day. So simply be ready for fresh ingredients, incredible preparation
based on an extensive knowledge of what works, and surprises on a daily basis.
There's nothing better to do on a Eureka night than dine in ambience, possibly
meet the chef and think you've found the nearest thing to paradise in a meal.