Last weekend, I headed to beautiful Cambria, California, one of my favorite places, for a girls weekend. It was an excuse to get away from the everyday craziness to laugh, eat and drink lots of wine - which we did all three in abundance. It helps when you are minutes away from over 100 wineries. Cambria is located just north of San Luis Obispo and about 30 minutes west of Paso Robles. The drive to Cambria was absolutely gorgeous this time of year. With all the rain California has had, everything was luscious, green and blooming.
The thing to do in Cambria is to rent a house. We had a great place with spectacular views as you can see from the photos. The highlight was on Saturday when two of the ladies surprised us with a long, white limousine to take us to the wineries, a gift to the ladies celebrating birthdays. We made our way to several wineries in style (I have to say, if you ever get a chance, do this!) and stopped off at Oso Libre winery for a special brunch offered to wine club members. Luckily, one of the ladies was a wine club member.
The meal we had was fabulous. The dishes included huge, sweet strawberries with real whipped cream, guava and cream cheese puffed pastry, smoked salmon on corn cakes with a mango, serrano chili sauce (Yum!) and the best part was the quiche they served - a chili relleno's quiche with tortillas as the crust. The chili flavor was really mild but the quiche was so creamy - it melted in your mouth. Oh and I can't forget the salad - really good too. We washed all this down with a fruity, wine infused sangria. Heaven! I have to say we were really roughing it.
Needless to say, we rolled out of Oso Libre and into the limo. More eating and wine followed throughout the day and we went to bed full and exhausted that night from all the heavy lifting we did with our wine glasses. It was a wonderful weekend with friends and lots of laughter. I hope to do it again soon and I highly recommend it.