La Posta

La Posta
538 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

We had an excellent dinner tonight at La Posta. I’ve been meaning go there for ages and we finally made it down. My husband and son devoured the mixed salumi plate (everything on the plate was house-cured except for the imported prosciutto). I had the Baby mixed lettuces with anchovy vinaigrette and was very much looking forward to the anchovy vinaigrette. I was not disappointed, it was overwhelmingly anchovied and amazing.

My main course was the Roasted Striped Bass with clams,artichokes, fingerling potatoes, and leeks. The fish was perfectly cooked, the leeks still had a bit of a good crunch to them, the clams were flavorful, everything meshed very well together. I accompanied the meal with a glass of 2005 La Spinetta “Ca di Pian” Barbera d’Asti, careful not to drink it with the artichokes! It was a beautiful wine.

I finished the meal with two incredible scoops of Strawberry Gelato. It’s made in-house and is the essence of strawberry. It’s served atop strawberry puree and with a large, yummy in-season, local strawberry. A perfect dessert, that is if you’re a strawberry freak! It was awesome.

I’m glad we finally made it down there, it was worth the wait. We’ll be back soon.