The first thing that struck me as I walked through the doors of Feast Bistro was the deep red color of the interior. The second was the wonderful aroma of clams and mussels in a garlic cream sauce. As far as I am concerned, even cardboard would be tasty with garlic cream sauce. I knew I was destined to have an up-close encounter with those clams and mussels.
Susan Coulter, the chef/partner of Feast Bistro, popped out from the open kitchen to greet me. Susan was a wonderful hostess, introducing me to her partner Beryl Schwartz and her staff and going over the dishes we would photograph that day for Westways Magazine.
While Susan worked her magic, I wandered around the restaurant, shooting the warm, red interior and the artsy chalkboard menu out front. The ambience was perfect for a cozy dinner or a fun lunch break while touring the local art galleries.
After photographing several dishes, Susan graciously asked if I would like to try any of them. When it comes to great food, I never hesitate! Those clams and mussels tasted every bit as good as they smelled. My wife and I visit beautiful little Ojai every so often to tour the galleries and have a nice lunch. Feast Bistro will now be our restaurant of choice on these day trips. Great place.