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Catering by Trillium Mendocino, photography by Cassandra Young

Catering by Trillium Mendocino, photography by Cassandra Young

Travel & Leisure recommended Trillium as one of their three picks for dining on the Mendocino Coast in their article on exploring Mendocino County, “This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-notch Wines.”

Jody Rosen writes, “Housed in a whitewashed clapboard house, this restaurant is beloved for its quintessential California cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood.”

Read the whole article here.

expedia’s travel recommendations

Trillium Cafe Deck and Garden Mendocino, Expedia's Travel Recommendations

Trillium Café was featured in Expedia’s travel recommendations for “17 Places You Must Visit in 2017.” This article has a great review of some wonderful places to visit. We’re thrilled that they singled us out as the recommended place to dine! They suggested you try the “Miso-ginger grilled prawns and house-made shellfish fettuccine at Trillium, a Victorian treasure overlooking Big River Bay.”

Read the whole article of Expedia’s Travel Recommendations here.

new york magazine

Trillium Cafe Deck and Garden Mendocino

Trillium Café was featured in New York Magazine’s September 7 travel piece, “Savor the New Coastal Charm of Mendocino County.” This article has a great review of some wonderful places to check out here on the coast. Here’s what they said about Trillium:

“Trillium Café’s cozy digs are on the ground floor of a historic Victorian in the heart of Mendocino. Try the housemade seafood fettuccine ($28), studded with clams, scallops, prawns, and spicy Andouille sausage, and the Covelo Ranch short ribs ($26). And be sure to save room for dessert: The creamy Meyer-lemon tart ($9) features lemons candied in-house, and the salted-caramel chocolate-ganache tart ($9) is sublime. If the weather is warm, grab a table on the sunny patio surrounded by the stunning gardens, a riot of colorful flowers and herbs used in the kitchen.”

Read the whole article in New York Magazine here.

sunset magazine

Outdoor Patio Dining at Trillium Cafe in Mendocino, CA

Look for Trillium Café in “Where to go this weekend: Mendocino” in Sunset Magazine! This article has a great review of some of the treasures in our wonderful coast community.

“Great eats, historic inns, stunning views. The only thing you won’t find in this NorCal seaside town is cell service. And that’s the point….At Trillium Cafe, the menu might include grilled wild-mushroom flatbread, local albacore, and a creamy Meyer lemon tart.”

You can read the whole article here.

yankee magazine

Dining Inside at Trillium Cafe in Mendocino, CA

Trillium Café was featured in “New England-Inspired Warm Weather Getaways” in Yankee Magazine:

“After a day of adventure, wind down in style at Trillium, housed in one of those historic Mendocino Victorians. The menu features the bounty of the county, including roasted baby beet salad, local wild king salmon, and Covelo Ranch filet mignon. Try to save room for one of their sublime desserts like the blackberry and apple crisp, best paired with a local port from the Meyer Family.”

See Trillium in Yankee Magazine here.

marin magazine

From Marin Magazine’s article on Mendocino, “Sweaters and Sweats”:

“Located in the heart of the village on Kasten Street, the Trillium Cafe and Inn has already been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Magazine as a not-to-miss dining spot. High on the list of popular dishes is the seasonal Dungeness crab–stuffed phyllo with Meyer lemon preserves, perfect with a glass of locally produced wine.”

Read the Marin Magazine article here.

travel & leisure

Miso-Ginger Prawns at Trillium

Our miso-ginger prawns and artisanal cheese platter were mentioned in a recent article about Mendocino in Travel & Leisure. They described Trillium as “A cozy restaurant known for its farm-to-table menu.”

zagat magazine

Trillium Sunny Deck

From “A Weekend Guide to Mendocino County” in Zagat:

“If you prefer your dreamy view over a lovely garden, Trillium (pictured above) is an emerging favorite that specializes in local wines and elegant presentations like a Point Reyes blue cheese salad and local Dungeness crab strudel.”

afar magazine

Dining on the patio at Trillium Cafe in Mendocino

“Trillium Cafe is a new favorite of ours. They deliver the freshest ingredients cooked with respect for the quality, no matter the season. From a ‘Local Dungeness Crab Strudel’ with Meyer lemon marmalade that lets the sweet crab shine to a ‘Housemade Shellfish Fettuccine’ chock full of perfectly cooked clams, scallops, pawns and Andouille sausage, or a tender grilled organic Pork Chop smothered in root vegetable puree and apple cider reduction, you will be very pleased with your selection. The wine list is very local wine friendly with a knowledgeable staff and chef owners who can help you with a perfect pairing. Desserts are divine and they serve great coffee.

“Open for lunch too and here’s a travel tip; they also offer several rooms upstairs if you’d like to stay in the little Mendo village overnight.”

See Trillium in Afar Magazine here.

the wall street journal

A view from the deck at Trillium Cafe in MendocinoThe Wall Street Journal recently featured a wonderful tour of the Anderson Valley, and they included Trillium Cafe in their list of destinations.

“Cap the night with dinner at the Trillium Café, a 20-table restaurant and three-room inn that occupies the ground floor of an old Victorian. Chef Daniel Martin-Dzul prides himself on sourcing produce, meats and seafood from the Mendocino County coast. Standout dishes include the local ling cod with white beans and kale ($25), and a house-made Cajun-spiced shellfish fettuccine ($28). The real star here, however, is dessert: If the baked Alaska special isn’t an option, try the salted caramel chocolate ganache tart ($9). Pair it with a local Port or sweet wine….”

Read the full article here.

los angeles magazine

Los Angeles Magazine featured Trillium in a recent guide to the best places to visit on the Mendocino coast. “Trillium Cafe makes a deliciously rich caramelized onion-and-goat cheese tart as well as Covelo Ranch melt-in-the-mouth braised short ribs.” Read the whole article here.