Category Archives: New In Town

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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New in town: Comfort foods from Restaurant 1833

This week, Restaurant 1833 debuts two exciting gourmet twists on all-American comfort foods: biscuits and fried chicken. First up is the new biscuit booth at the Old Monterey farmers market on Tuesdays on Alvarado. The restaurant’s bacon-cheddar biscuits and vegetarian-friendly … Continue reading

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Now open: Crema Espresso and Wine Bar

Last night, Crema Espresso and Wine Bar debuted their nighttime wine and tapas service. Tucked in on the first floor of Casa de la Crème—the new face of La Crème Monterey catering—Crema Espresso and Wine Bar has been serving some … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Savor the Local Catch pop-up dinner at La Balena

The new kid in town, La Balena Cucina Toscana, isn’t wasting time planning some delicious events for local foodies. The restaurant has only been open for a week and already there’s a special pop-up dinner planned for December 16 with … Continue reading

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New in Town: La Balena Cucina Toscana

Last night, La Balena Cucina Tuscana opened its doors, just in time for the holiday rush. I dropped in for a peek after dinner elsewhere in downtown Carmel. It’s a charming spot, in the space that Carmel Food Company left … Continue reading

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In case you missed it, here are my first impressions of Provence Bakery that appeared in Thursday’s Go! section of the Monterey Herald. I’ll be reposting my reviews and stories from my weekly column for the Herald here on my blog along … Continue reading

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