In what's become hopefully a short-lived tradition of excessive travel, we woke up Wednesday in Mandeville at the Husbear's folks' house, drove to Austin where we picked up the keys to our new apartment (! YAY !), moved mattresses into the new place, ate Mexican food at a chain restaurant out of Washington State, and fell over. Really, really early Thursday, we woke up, drove to the airport, boarded a half-empty plane to San Jose, California, picked up our bizarre Dodge Avenger - if you need anything avenged in the next few days, call us - and drove to Sebastopol, California, in the heart of Sonoma County.
And we ate at the Swan Oyster Depot! And took pictures! Of the SEVEN different types of oysters we tried!
We're here in rainy California because Husbear was invited to lead two classes this weekend at Viva, a sister program to Apicius in Florence, where Husbear of course spent the last year. Tonight, he'll be teaching knowledgeable Californians to make four different antipasti, while tomorrow he will be showing off his favorite risotto method.
While he's running around tomorrow, I'll put up a Swan Oyster review!