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Fine living: The best eateries in the Hamptons

The finest dining available in Monterey

13 Aug 2014
If you live in some of the Monterey Peninsula's luxury real estate , you've surely got a great taste. After all, you live not just in wine country, but in the place that plays home to many of the West Coast's finest restaurants. But which, among those restaurants, is best? The following list may not be ranked, but the five restaurants Read More
Pasadena Country Club receives new moniker

Pasadera Country Club receives new moniker

16 Oct 2013
Up and down the coast of California, both professional and amateur golfers can be found on the links at a number of high-end resorts. However, it seems that some of the most enticing courses are typically found in the Monterey area.  In addition to the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, another critically acclaimed piece of luxury real estate in Read More
Monterey restaurants' French flavors keep locals, tourists satiated

Monterey restaurants' French flavors keep locals, tourists satiated

4 Sep 2013
California's miles of coastline not only allow for entertainment and recreation, but also contribute to the culinary scenes of many seaside metropolitan areas. One such city, Monterey, has long been considered a premier destination for gourmands due to the many restaurants located within its limits. These establishments are highly regarded for Read More
Meet Monterey's luxury storage facility

Meet Monterey's luxury storage facility

3 Sep 2013
When you think of self-storage facilities, your mind may leap to crowded units packed with belongings that someone couldn't bear to throw away, but probably should have. For most storage facilities, this may be an accurate assessment, but it is not always the case. Some true collectors use the spaces to house high-end, incredibly valuable assembla Read More
New Monterey restaurant straddles the line between comfort and fine dining

New Monterey restaurant straddles the line between comfort and fine dining

18 Mar 2013
Comfort food and fine dining don't always go hand in hand, but a relatively new restaurant in Monterey proves that these two dining traditions can comfortably cohabitate. The restaurant, 1833, which opened in the summer of 2011, has quickly become one of the focal points of Monterey's culinary scene, which is due in no small part to t Read More
New menu at Monterey hot spot focuses on foraging

New menu at Monterey hot spot focuses on foraging

13 Feb 2013
In the last few years, a demand for locally and responsibly sourced food has swept across California, and a new tasting menu at one of Monterey's top restaurants has embraced the trend. Sierra Mar, a nationally regarded fine dinging venue in picturesque Big Sur, has introduced a new tasting menu that incorporates carefully foraged seafood and seas Read More
The rapid rise of Carmel's Aubergine restaurant

The rapid rise of Carmel's Aubergine restaurant

25 Jan 2013
When Zagat released its 2012 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Survey, a surprise entrant appeared in the list's coveted top five. Typically, the top spots are reserved for Bay Area haute-cuisine stalwarts like Chez Panisse and Manresa. However, Aubergine, a meteorically rising restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea that didn't even appear on the Read More
One of Monterey's finest restaurants

One of Monterey's finest restaurants

7 Nov 2012
One of the benefits of living close to a coast is the abundance of fresh food that emerges from the water daily. Coastal communities benefit from their proximity to the sea due to the large number of fine-dining establishments that hug the shoreline and offer some of the freshest food money can buy. Few regions exemplify this more than Monterey, C Read More
Three great CSAs in the Monterey region

Three great CSAs in the Monterey region

25 Sep 2012
As the local eating trend gains steam and more celebrity chefs tout the benefits of farm-fresh produce, the CSA movement has substantially increased its number of adherents across the country. Standing for Community Supported Agriculture, these small farms provide customers with weekly or monthly shares of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy Read More
Visit the Monterey Bay Sardine Festival for a taste of the local culture

Visit the Monterey Bay Sardine Festival for a taste of the local culture

7 Sep 2012
Monterey is known for many things: fine living, elegant luxury homes and engaged, fun-loving residents. Of course, it is also known for another famous citizen - the sardine. For centuries, this small fish has been a staple of the cuisine and culture of the picturesque peninsula. It is fitting, therefore, that the city hosts a festival each year to Read More