Sardine Factory

The Sardine Factory

The renowned Wine Cellar plays host to unforgettable private events.Photography courtesy The Sardine Factory Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 1968, The Sardine Factory has enjoyed that cachet. World leaders, sports heroes, and entertainment icons have made a tradition of dining in …

Monterey Bay Restaurants

A Bite of Monterey Bay

Foodies near and far appreciate the region’s celebrated chefs and eclectic menus — and its commitment to sustainable food. Thanks to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, established in 1999, many restaurants serve only ecologically conscious catches. This same philosophy carries over into the locally sourced produce that makes its way from the fields of the Salinas Valley to …

craft cocktail

Magic in a Glass

Montrio Bistro’s Anthony Vitacca concocts creative sips with equally inventive names. Anthony Vitacca was crafting his own maraschino cherries and steeping his own bitters long before the word “mixology” became mainstream, and his Montrio Bistro in Monterey remains a perpetual cocktail destination. His latest drink menu provides another tidal wave of wow, with creations like “If You’re Not Into Yoga” …

Monterey Wine

Raise Your Glass

Photo courtesy gettyimages.com Monterey County is home to 349 vineyards, 82 wineries, and a wine region that generates approximately $1 billion annually for the local economy. Celebrating the area’s lush viticulture is a given — and maneuvering through the diverse varietals may be easier than you think. By Peter Fish Monterey County and winemaking were made for each other. Just …