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Oyster Bar and Waterfront Lounge

School is out! Congratulations to all the graduates of 2015! It’s time to relax and enjoy the beautiful summer! My favorite place to unwind and take in the sights at Nick’s Cove is our Waterfront Lounge & Oyster bar. The …

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Travels

Nick’s Cove is closer than you think; however, getting here involves a series of twists and turns on historic Highway 1, complete with breathtaking views of the coast and Tomales Bay. I say “however” because with that view and those …

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I love gin. So should you.

The glory days for the cocktail were between the late 1800’s and prohibition. This is when the martini became popular and when many of the classic gin cocktails were invented. Back then, gin was the number one clear spirit in America; only whiskey was higher in consumption. When Prohibition …

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Cottage History – Part I

 This is the first in a series of posts about the history of our cottages. To start, I chose the first two waterfront cottages, “Al’s” and “Ruthie’s” which are named after the second owners of Nick’s Cove: Al and Ruth …

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Fresh From the Croft

As a chef, the most important thing to me is finding high quality ingredients.  That’s why I can say I’m truly lucky to work across the street from our own 2+ acre croft.  Our farmer, Lucas Shapiro, is in full …

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Sailing on Tomales Bay

On an overcast afternoon a few members of the Nick’s Cove Crew and I had the opportunity to experience Tomales Bay … on Tomales! The four of us boarded a sweet 32′ catamaran, ready and waiting with a gorgeous platter of …

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Happy New Year

2014 has been an exciting and dramatic year at Nick’s Cove. We started the year (and sadly endured many months) with a drought; however, joyfully, we ended the year with much-needed rains … we opened our two acre on-site garden, aptly named the Croft, complete with …

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Breaking Bread with Della Fattoria

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” James Beard. Just the thought of bread baking in the oven evokes a sense of awe for me … most …

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Cozy Warm for Winter

The holidays are fast approaching, the temperatures are dropping, and my mind is turning to the things that keep me toasty! The season has me craving rich food, velvety wines, blazing fires and hot cocktails. My new favorite drink to …

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DiBufula Dairy – Gelato West Marin Style

Several weeks ago our Executive Chef walked into my office and said, “I have a surprise for you,” and he plopped down a few cartons of what looked like ice cream and a bunch of spoons. What I tasted, however, …

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