Friday, May 27, 2016


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Sausalito, California, May 25, 2016—
ON THE SPUR of the moment, because we were driving home from San Francisco, we thought we'd have supper in Sausalito. The first place we saw after parking was a place we've been meaning to try but had forgotten about, a Mexican restaurant opened a couple of years ago by an acquaintance of ours, Joanne Weir, who worked at Chez Panisse years ago.

We had a light meal but a very satisfying one. We began with tasty sticks of jicama moistened with lime juice and dusted with chile-pepper-salt, very refreshing; and continued with amazingly delicious tortilla chips and a suave guacamole.

I ordered the "6 hour braised beef shank", served as rillettes, off the bone, in a little Le Creuset casserole: it was beautifully cooked, fat and tender, and accompanied by a mole-like salsa pasilla, sparkling pickled onion, and minced cilantro leaves, with three small flour tortillas. This was an absolutely delicious dish; I want to return soon.

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•Copita, 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito, California; (415) 331-7400

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