Location: 3516 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93514. (760) 934-7427
Date: March 24, 2019
Rating: Good for Mammoth
Somehow, in all my trips to Mammoth (probably at least 30) I never noticed Morrison’s.
But always trying to mix things up I figured to try it once I did. Looks pretty much like a typical Mammoth Lakes place.
From my cellar: 2003 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée. VM 94. Deep red. Strikingly complex nose offers powerful scents of red berries, spicecake, cured meat and potpourri. Velvety red berry and kirsch flavors stain the palate, picking pick up candied lavender and fruitcake nuances with air. The spiciness builds on the finish, which echoes the cherry note. This wine was most noteworthy for its power in the early going (I rated it 92-94 shortly before it was bottled) but has become more graceful and now conveys a stronger impressive of pure, spicy fruit.
The menu (forgot to photo the appetizer page apparently).
Shrimp and guac. Sort of a strange combo (guacamole in underneath) but worked out well enough.
SMOKED CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS. Hot buffalo or original matsu sauce with ranch dressing. Dressing was on the side because my brother doesn’t like sauce.
CAESAR SALAD. Spanish anchovies, sourdough croutons, parmesan cheese with homemade dressing.
WHOLE BRANZINO PAN FRIED. European sea bass in fine herb marinate, kalamata olives with cherry heirloom tomatoes and capers, served with basmati rice and seasonal vegetables.
Simple pasta for my son.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI. Sauted in butter, fresh basil, toasted pine nuts with parmigiano-reggiano.
DUCK MOLE. Sauted breast, leg confit with a chocolate pecan mole sauce, roasted gold fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables. I would have liked a more pronounced mole flavor, but it was decent.
SCOTTISH SALMON. Crispy skin scottish salmon, served with a lobster and citrus bur blanc sauce with capers, chive mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
For Mammoth, Morrison’s was pretty good. It would be old fashioned in LA, but here it’s competent. Way better than something like Rafters.