The people, where ever you go...
The people, where ever you go anywhere in town you usually run into somebdy you have met before, unlike Silicon Valley, A fantastic place to eat is The Elderberry House, and also Oko's, A nice place to visit is to drive over to Bass Lake, The peace and tranquility, the views, the mountians, the wild life, again the people.
YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD
A few miles up Hwy 41 from Oakhurst, near the south gate to Yosemite, sits an old steam engine locomotive called the Logger. Located in Fish Camp it is still in operation on a 4-mile scenic railroad excursion through the sugar pines that logging trains used at the turn of the century.
The grounds are filled with sights of yesteryear with gold panning, a museum, a trading store with gifts, and at the Depot building is the Station Gift Shop. Drinks and snacks are available at the Station Sandwich Shop. Had lots of fun on the Moonlight Special, 5:30 PM till after dark, about 9:30 PM, with a BBQ, ride on the train, and a campfire sing-a-long featuring the Sugar Pine Singers. This is a great experience for young and old and the trees are standing tall as you clickety-clack along the railroad track.
THE MENU at ERNA'S ELDERBERRY HOUSE
"ENTRANCE TO ERNA'S"
The menu changes nightly at the whim and desires of the Chef. Always looking to please the palate, Erna's Elderberry House experience is about two hours long.
Cost : Ninety-Two Dollars. Wine selections were; Westbrook Wine Farm Viognier-Valdigue Madera County 2005.... J Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2004....Ficklin Tinta Port Madera County. Cost : Thirty-Eight Dollars. Bar drinks at your option and choice. Tips are not included.
amuse bouche.... chioggia beet and parma ham carpaccio, shaved parmesan, caper vinaigrette.
roasted monkfish fillet.... eggplant risotto, wax & green beans, andouille sausage, kingsburg gold tomatoes and gulf shrimp broth
grilled apricot soup.... st. agur cheese, baked apricot with pistachios
herb crusted rack of lamb.... sweet potato-king oyster mushroom and swiss chard ragout, jerusalem artichokes and rosemary-lamb jus
salad of austrian heirloom.... spreckled trout lettuce, and pumpkin seed oil-orange vinaigrette
coffee creme brulee and dark chocolate souffle