Mendocino is a small town on the Pacific coast of Northern California (and we’re talking real Northern California, 150 miles north of San Francisco). Originally settled by Portuguese and Canton immigrants, it has become a haven of artistic expression and farm-to-table cuisine.
Many people recognize the landscape of the Mendocino area from movies and television programs. Murder, She Wrote filmed a number of episodes in Mendocino and the movie Same Time, Next Year takes place at the Heritage House Inn.
This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the beautiful Heritage House Resort in Mendocino, California. Guests include Mendocino Music Festival Co-Founder Allan Pollack, travel writer Matt Kepnes, and Executive Chef Fabrice Dubuc.
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Lisa Norman, historian and local body worker, talks about changes in Mendocino and the one thing that has kept population from exploding.
Allan Pollack, conductor and Mendocino Music Festival co-founder, describes what has kept the festival in business for the past 28 years and why he feels lucky to be living in Mendocino.
Fabrice Dubuc, Heritage House Resort’s 5200 Restaurant & Lounge executive chef, makes our mouths water by describing the menu items he is most proud of at his restaurant.
Sarah Cahn Bennett, of Navarro Vineyards and Pennyroyal Farms, tempts us with tales of the cheese and wine she helps produce.
Robert Pinoli, Skunk Train conductor, gives us the low down on how the Skunk Train got its name.
Matt Kepnes, travel author, explains how to travel for under $50 a day.
Heidi Cusick Dickerson, local historian, author, and festival founder, describes the biggest surprise about Mendocino. Hint: it’s specific to Northern California!
Cathy Riehm, veterinary technician and head giraffe caretaker at B. Bryan Preserve, talks everything giraffe and gives us the meaning behind the phrase, “high tailing.”
By Jessie Marek for PeterGreenberg.com