MacCallum House

 

at MacCallum House, a charming little Inn in the town of Mendocino, there is a local food-shed map framed in the foyer. It commemorates the fact that Executive chef Alan Kantor, an early advocate of local, seasonally-sourced farmstead products, once provided a very valuable website that helped his generation deepen its connection to the small farms, fisheries and foragers of Northern California.

The Inn itself sits on beautifully landscaped grounds in the middle of town and has been artfully refurbished recently in order to maintain its historical character yet featuring artfully updated interiors, including several large rooms with private tubs, skylights, and mini-kitchens.

The kitchen her continues to source out local ingredients, often featuring house-made breads, pastas, and a variety of fermented produce. Each fall the Inn also hosts a wildly popular six-course Wild Mushroom Winemaker Dinner in honor of Mendocino’s  magnificent wine and bountiful mushroom bounty.