Saturday, November 8, 2014

Taste Restaurant - Plymouth, CA ---------- Nov 8, 2014

Taste Restaurant {link}

9402 Main St, Plymouth, CA 95669

November 8, 2014

Both Auntie El and Patti came up sick at the last moment so a party of four had suddenly become a party of two.  I drove my Camry along with Kenny to Plymouth, CA.  This is the home of the Amador County Fairgrounds along Hwy 49, the Mother Lode Road.

Here is a photo of the front of Taste.

This is the wine bar as you enter the front door.

This is the back room.  We ate in the main room adjacent to the bar.

Most of the tables in this room are not shown because the front window spoiled all of my photos taken in that direction.

The obligatory three types of bread with Balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Tracey Berkner, who with her husband Mark own and operate Taste{link} as well as the Volcano Union Inn. {link}  Brought the Small Plate, Lettuce Cups, which consist of root beer braised pork belly, almonds, herbs, pickled vegetables, hydroponic butter lettuce.

The Lettuce Cups.

The Lettuce Cups displaying the Root Beer Braised Pork Belly.

Ken's main course was
Grilled Beeler Farm Pork Loin
Sierra Nevada goat cheese pierogi, thumbelina carrots, toasted sunflower seeds, golden raisin, carrot harissa vinaigrette
He said it was very moist and very tasty.

I had the
house made pita, lamb meatballs, cucumber, buttermilk tzatziki, pickled vegetables, greens.
Interesting rendition as it was open faced.

A nice leisurely lunch in this small Mother Lode town of 1,030 people.  The city is located at an elevation of 1,086 ft.



  1. Great looking eatery Don!... The food plated nicely and look very fresh and tasty!

    1. Tom,
      Mark Berkner runs the Culinary Arts Dept at Delta College and is in charge of their Student Chef. Best bargain in Stockton.