Thursday, March 8, 2012
Lunch at Big Sur Bakery
The last few months of incredible hustle have also been full of brief moments of pause and absolute beauty. One of those moments was a few weeks ago, when we stopped for lunch at Big Sur Bakery on Highway 1 between San Francisco and LA. We opted to take the long-but-scenic route that day, despite knowing it'd add 4+ hours to our trip, and payoff was completely worth it. The views were breathtaking, the air warm and toasted, and we stopped along the road for fresh fruit before getting onto the windy passe that makes Highway 1 so famous. Halfway down to LA, we stopped off in Big Sur for lunch. Big Sur Bakery is mostly known for it's baked goods (I've made the scones many times) and it's wood-fired pizzas at dinner, but you can get simple sandwiches on their housemade bread and big salads during lunch. We ordered our lunches and sat for a half hour in this garden, with the sun beating down, birds chirping and flowers blooming. Sometimes just stepping into a new setting can be the most rejuvenating thing of all.