Perfect Day — Sean McMahan

Marcy Gordon on Nov 2, 2019
Eggs Sardou Breakfast at Parish Cafe
Eggs Sardou Breakfast at Parish Cafe

Sean McMahan of Roadhouse Winery begins his “perfect day,” along the Wine Road, at Parish Café in Downtown Healdsburg.

“One of my favorite things on their breakfast menu is the Eggs Sardou which is a Louisiana Creole cuisine dish made with poached eggs, artichoke bottoms, creamed spinach, and Hollandaise sauce.  If I have room, I enjoy ordering the Beignets and Café Ole as well,” says Sean.

From there Sean heads to the square and hits up Roadhouse Winery for their amazing Pinot Noirs and great vinyl record selection.  “They let me put on my record of choice while I sip on some killer pinots, my favorite is the Sonoma Coast!”

Shopping is great in downtown Healdsburg, and Sean especially likes Rete and Ereloom for the vintage baseball tees and accessories. After some shopping, Sean heads to JCB* for some bubbles and orders a charcuterie and cheese plate.

Tacos at Mateo’s Cocina Latina
Tacos at Mateo’s Cocina Latina

“As the sun sets on the plaza, I love going to Mateo’s Cocina Latina* for their seasonal margaritas…Dry Creek Peach Margarita and his signature guacamole tacones cones are perfect in every way.”

A Perfect Day indeed!

*Editor’s note: The JCB tasting room in Healdsburg and Mateo’s Cocina Latina Restaurant have closed since this Perfect Day was originally published.

Posted by Marcy Gordon

Marcy Gordon is a freelance wine and travel writer. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Wine Enthusiast, San Francisco Chronicle, Sonoma Magazine, The California Travel Guide, and Forbes Travel Guide. In 2017 she was awarded a fellowship to the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers. She is the co-host of the award winning Wine Road Podcast.

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