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Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007
Wine Spectator
MacCallum House Restaurant is honored by Wine Spectator for having
one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.

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“There is no better place to spend an entire evening than the MacCallum House.”

NY Times "36 Hours | Mendocino, California"
“Wickedly good breakfasts!”

—Where Magazine, October 2006

“Whether it's breakfast, dinner or just drinks, sitting down by the fire in this great Victorian lady of a house epitomizes the Mendocino experience.”

— NY Times Savor Magazine, Winter 2006
MacCallum House was recently featured on the CBS 5 magazine show “Eye on the Bay”.
The show was a two-part episode entitled “Mendocino.”
Check out the video: Mendocino Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Show details
San Francisco magazine
“MacCallum House, with its graceful dining room, pulls out all the stops, offering Pacific Rim oysters with grapefruit-pastis mignonette, and Niman lamb T-bone served with lamb sausage, arugula, and a cherry-cabernet sauce.”

San Francisco magazine, April 2006

Wine Spectator“Everything considered—atmosphere, food, wine—MacCallum House gets the nod as the area's best restaurant.”

—Wine Spectator, June 2005

Road Trip, The Magazine of Motorcycle Travel“It's an overstatement to suggest that a stay in the MacCallum House Inn is a life-changing experience. But it may make you want to change your life. If this lap-of-luxury getaway doesn't encourage you to leave your home behind and take up permanent residence, it surely will inspire you to bring home a bit of the "Mac House" lifestyle, which is all about pleasure.”

—Road Trip, The Magazine of Motorcycle Travel, March/April 2006

“…the resThe Best Place To Kiss book covertaurant is our favorite place for a romantic dinner in Mendocino...”

— Best Places to Kiss, 4 Kisses Award, 6th Edition
Full Plate Communications“Alan Kantor is a man who knows he’s been blessed. The executive chef of MacCallum House Restaurant in Mendocino, CA, has unparalleled access to a wealth of quality local ingredients, from organic fruits and vegetables to artisan cow cheeses. And the menu at MacCallum House celebrates this in every way.” » read the full article (PDF)

—Full Plate Communications

“Alan Kantor, executive chef at MacCallum House Restaurant in Mendocino, uses local fresh porcini and dried porcini in his Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding. This straightforward recipe relies on the dried porcini to intensify the mushroom flavor.” » read the full article (PDF)

SF Chronicle, 2005

“The historic bed and breakfast in the heart of Mendocino changed ownership a few years ago, and is now owned by a local threesome—a couple and their high school friend, with both the inn and its landmark restaurant once again owned by one entity, rather than several. It seems to be a change that has agreed with both the town and its visitors—the inn busier than ever, bustling even on a Sunday night.” » read the full article (PDF)

—Discover WineCountry Food, 2005

Trips and Journeys
“The meticulously restored Victorian MacCallum House Inn makes an excellent base for exploring the coastal area, wandering from shop to art gallery, or just sitting on the porch gazing out to sea after a game of croquet.”

—Trips and Journeys, Spring 2006

California Weekend
MacCallum House featured on Mendocino: Cal's 'East Coast' village
By Cary Ordway » read the full article (PDF)

MacCallum House Restaurant caters a kayak adventure on the sands of Mendocino
SF Chronicle

“MacCallum House follows a seasonal rhythm, offering innovative alternatives and showcasing
always the most harmonious flavors and textures.”  —Vogue en espanol

Savor Wine Country“From Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station to Thanksgiving Coffee in
Fort Bragg, small farms and producers make up the precious “Foodshed”
that feeds Kantor's creativity.” —Savor Magazine, Fall 2004

“Chef Alan Kantor purchases everything from salad greens to apples, pistachios, grains,
cheeses, shellfish, salmon caviar and game from local producers.”
—Restaurant Business Magazine "Star Billing" article

“Long a champion of organic foods and sustainable farming, Kantor always gives credit;
his menus cite the sources of many Mendocino treasures.” —Pacific Sun

“MacCallum House wins accolades for historic charm and for chef Alan Kantor's lauded
MacCallum House Restaurant.” —Coastal Living

“MacCallum House draws ingredients from local farmers...the mocha flan is a
joyride of vivid, classic flavors.” —Chocolatier Magazine

“Home of a standout restaurant. . .the menu is a mouthwatering selection cooked with
talent and attention to detail.” —Wine Spectator

“The point is, the food tastes good.”  —Sunset Magazine

“The MacCallum House is a special occasion restaurant and one of Mendocino's best.”
Wine X Magazine

“Almost everything about the Liberty Farm duck breast with Mendocino pinot noir-wild
berry sauce and wild mushroom hash reflects the region." —Wine Enthusiast

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