Gourmet au Bay

1412 Bay Flat Road
Bodega Bay, CA 94923


Open: Year-round

Started in 1995 by Ken and Connie Mansfield, Gourmet au Bay is the only waterside wine bar and bottle shop on the Sonoma Coast.  Ken Mansfield is a Dove and Grammy Award-winning record producer, former U.S. Manager of Apple Records and the author of four books.  In 2000, he embarked on a literary career with 'The Beatles, The Bible and Bodega Bay'. His follow-up, 'The White Book - The Beatles, the Bands, the Biz: An Insider's Look at an Era' was released in 2007. Mansfield's third book, 'Between Wyomings', was released in 2009. His fourth book, 'Stumbling On Open Ground' was released in 2013.

Ken and Connie moved on from Gourmey au Bay.  Steve Hecht and Tammi Salas bought the shop in 2002.  The soon to be parents kept up the tradition of Wine Surfing created by Ken Mansfield.  And started a new one...bringing locals together on Kaya's Deck.  Friday afternoons still find the deck filled with friends and cheer.  Steve built a thriving real estate career in the area and the two reside close to Bodega Bay with their son, Grady.  A lot of people still come in asking about Kaya, their "deck dog".


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