High Sierra: Highway 395
Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar 6080 Minaret Rd., (760) 934-3500.
|exterior of Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California|
Looking like a Swiss chalet on the outside with a welcoming assortment of flags, this spot carries through on the inside with an Old World decor. Opened in 1972 and named for the owner’s mother, the building has been added on to through the years. Many delicious items are produced by the accomplished kitchen. Starters on the continental menu might include strawberry-arugula salad or cold gazpacho, while salmon filet, coq au vin, and butternut squash ravioli might be among the main courses. Desserts fall towards the classics--banana cream pie, chocolate mousse.
|strawberry-arugula salad at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California|
|salmon filet at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California|
The subterranean Clocktower Cellar wine bar is located outside, around the back, and down some stairs. The perfect spot for a nightcap, it has plenty of beers on tap, too. And don’t miss a stint on the ski-lift chair swing outside before departing.
|bar at Clocktower Cellar at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California|
|ski-lift chair swing at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California|
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