Category Archives: Events

Coming Soon: Aubergine hosts a Day with Helmut Dönnhoff

Next Thursday, July 18, Aubergine—the fine-dining restaurant inside L’Auberge Carmel hotel helmed by Food and Wine magazine’s “Best New Chef” Justin Cogley—is hosting legendary Rieseling producer Helmut Dönnhoff. The occasion brings together powerhouses in food and wine—Aubergine’s chef Cogley and … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Beer pairing dinner with Lagunitas Brewing Company at CRBC

Cannery Row Brewing Company is hosting another beer-pairing dinner next week. On Tuesday, February 26, CRBC is teaming up with Petaluma’s Lagunitas Brewing Company for a reception, followed by dinner. The menu will be prepared by new chef Daniel Furey. … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: An evening of wine and desserts at Lilify

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Lilify—the charming new shop for floral, vintage and artisan goods—is hosting an evening of wine tasting and desserts this Sunday, February 10, from 5:00 to 8:00. The wines come courtesy of Pierce Ranch Vineyards, paired … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Lost Abbey dinner at Cannery Row Brewing Company

Next weekend, Cannery Row Brewing Company is hosting San Diego breweries for a killer lineup of events sure to please foodies and beer geeks alike. The events that caught my eye were the beer pairing dinners on Friday and Saturday … Continue reading

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Coming soon: San Diego Beer Invasion Weekend at Cannery Row Brewing Company

Hot on the heels of their record-setting weekend with Sierra Nevada, Cannery Row Brewing Company is opening their doors to the breweries of San Diego, featuring a number of hard-to-find beers from down south. The weekend will see 35 beers … Continue reading

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Quite a catch

Last Sunday night, the kitchen of La Balena Cucina Toscana hosted a special dinner with neighborhood fish co-op, Local Catch Monterey Bay. Together, they gave the bay’s bounty of succulent seafood the spotlight, serving diners a five-course meal with wine … Continue reading

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Free wine tasting at La Balena tonight!

If you’re heading over to Carmel for tonight’s tree lighting at Devendorf Park, be sure to stop into La Balena Cucina Toscana for a sip of wine. From 5:00 to 7:00, they’re offering complimentary wine tasting. While you’re there, sample … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Wine tasting at il Vecchio

Pacific Grove hotspot il Vecchio is introducing some new selections to their wine list, many with very limited production and not available on the Monterey Peninsula. To celebrate, they’re hosting a wine tasting next week. Thursday June 14 and Friday … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Firestone beer dinner at Point Pinos Grill

On June 16, Point Pinos Grill is kicking off summer with another beer dinner, this time with Firestone Beers. The evening starts with a reception at 6:30, followed by dinner at 7:00. Chef Dory Ford will be preparing a mouth-watering … Continue reading

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Best Bites: Cooking for Solutions edition

For those of you who missed my column in last Thursday’s Go! section of the Monterey Herald, I’m reposting the stories here on my blog. Check out this week’s Best Bites–a recap of the week’s tastiest treats from the Monterey … Continue reading

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