Before our final show of the 2016-2017 SHN season, we had dinner at Lers Ros, located at 730 Larkin Street.
Vegetable Fried Rolls served with Sweet Chili Sauce--$9.95. The rolls were crispy and the sauce was sweet with a hint of spiciness.
Som Tom Koong Yang--$12.95. Shredded green papaya salad with chili, tomatoes, lime based salad dressing and grilled prawns. This was a small portion and was very spicy. It came with a chunk of cabbage. Not sure how to eat the cabbage because there was no knife and it was too big a chunk to pick up and gnaw a piece off.
Kang Karee Pak--$13.95. Yellow curry with potato, yellow onion, vegetables and tofu. This was just okay--taste was boring.
Garlic & Ginger Rice with Steamed Chicken, served with Soybean Paste Sauce and Clear Soup--$13.95. This was moist and similar to the Hainan chicken we had in Portland but the one in Portland had a tastier sauce.
Pad Thai--$12.95. Thai style pan-fried rice noodles, prawns, served with crushed peanuts. Again, not big portion but tasty.
Fried Tilapia with house chili based sauce--$20.95. $2 extra because we asked for it to be de-boned. The fish was a little over fried but the chili sauce was good.
On the way back from Bodega Bay, we searched for a place to have dinner. There were quite a few cars at Blue Heron in Duncan Mills so we decided to give it a try. Turns out, we were the only ones in the restaurant. Everyone else was in the tavern.
Cod & Chips--$14. This was served with fries and coleslaw. These were huge chunks of fish and were actually quite good. The fries were perfectly crisp yet still moist in the inside. Great value.
Seafood Fettuccine, served with a small house salad--$22. Shrimp, scallops, salmon & mussels in a creamy sherry sauce topped with Asiago cheese. There was a lot of seafood in this dish. The pasta would have been better had it been boiled in salted water. It had no taste and even with the addition of salt, it still didn't have much taste. The sauce didn't have much sherry and tasted more like Alfredo sauce. I agree with the Italians that cheese and seafood don't mix so I didn't like this dish. Too much dairy in the dish.
Special appetizer--Deep Fried Softshell Crab--$13. This was too fishy.
Castroville Artichoke with Smoked Aioli--$13. This was a big artichoke but it was still hard to justify the $13 price tag.
Skirt Steak Chimichurri, Wedge Potatoes, Avocado Salad--$26. The steak was tough, even though it was rare.
Cabernet Braised Beef Shortribs, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables--$27. I didn't get to try this but my friend liked it. It was tender.
Pork Belly Bao Sliders with Cucumber, Cilantro & Peanut Honey Hoisin--$15. This wasn't a big portion but good enough if you have a small appetite.
Special Dessert--Apfelkucherl--$11. German apple pancakes with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and whipped cream. The apple pancakes and ice cream were good. The whipped cream wasn't freshly whipped though.
On our way to Mt. Shasta, we stopped for dinner in Williams. We stopped at a hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint called La Fortuna Bakery, located at 669 F Street. It's an order-at-the-counter restaurant. You can either get your food to go or they will bring it to your table. The tables are in the convenience store next door.
Chile Rellenos platter--$9.75. It was a huge platter and filling. My friends reported that the chile rellenos were quite good.
I had 2 tacos--steak for $2.09 and tongue for $2.29. The tongue had much better flavor. I also like fluffy Mexican rice and La Fortuna did not disappoint. .