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Must-Taste Delights from Monterey County Restaurants

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Abalone at Grasings

With the abundant Pacific Ocean within striking distance, mealtime is the best time in Monterey County.

By Kimberley Lovato
Photographs by Christopher von Steinbach

Catch of the Day
The name of Wild Fish says it all. The restaurant specializes in seasonal fresh catch, such as petrale sole and rock cod. wild-fish.com

Calamari
When in the "Calamari Capital of the World," head to Jacks Monterey where a tempura-battered version with white miso aïoli and chili-lime vinaigrette twists the classic. portolahotel.com

Abalone
Known more for its pearlescent inside shell than its edible meat, abalone is a local delicacy. Try it at Grasings where it' cooked doré style — browned with lemon, capers, and butter. grasings.com

Oysters
Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette delivers fresh organic coastal cuisine and seafood, including a steady rotation of the area' best in-season shuckers.saltwoodkitchenoysterette.com

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Oysters at Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette