Alexander’s at Timber Cove Inn

Timber Cove Inn has a restaurant called Alexander’s. We spent a weekend at Timber Cove for our 19th Wedding Anniversary. So we decided to check out the restaurant for dinner. I am glad that we did. We both chose the 5 course chef paring with wine. The entire table did not have to do the pairing, which is nice. And you could make substitutions in the menu, which I did.

Here was the meal:

Course 1

Asian Pear Salad with Feta Cheese and Candied Pecans. An outstanding starter. I had the Handley Pinot Gris Anderson Valley 2010. This wine is light, dry, and crisp. Went well with the salad. Evelyn had the Flowers 2009 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. It went incredibly well with the salad. I will purchase some of this wine.

Course 2

Citrus Prawns with pickled fennel and garlic slices. An awesome dish. The citrus was orange, lime, and lemon. The wine was the Taft Street Russian River Valley Riesling 2009. I thought: no way that a sweet Riesling will work with this dish. But this was a Kabinett style and it worked nicely.

Course 3

Local Crab & Citrus. Orange, avocado, and dungeness crab and arugula. Very, very nice. I want to try making this dish. The wine was the 2011 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc. Dry and nice.

Course 4

Sonoma Coast Cioppino. With pickled fennel. Very nice and filling. The wine was the
Pellegrini 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay. A bit of oak. I did not think that a Chardonnay would work with a Cioppino, but I was wrong.

Course 5

Evelyn had the Crème Brulee with huckleberry – different and nice. A different take on a classic that will inspire me. I dove into a crepe with whipped cream and berries – huckleberry, blueberry, blackberry. Huge and awesome. The wine was a Cockburn Special Reserve Port.

All in all, an outstanding evening. The pairings were interesting and inventive. The food was great. The service was great. Our waiter was Leif Goldfield.

Breakfasts Too

Alexander’s also serves breakfasts. We had such a great dinner there, that we had to check out the breakfast. I am very glad that we did. A very nice breakfast indeed. Great dining view. Great service.

  • Evelyn

Brioche French Toast with a berry compote. Rich, soft, and creamy. Very nice. Bacon – very good.

  • Steve

I decided to man up with an omelet. And I am glad that I did. Mushrooms, onions, ham, and peppers. Very rich – delicious. Side of sausage – very nice.