Wine Festival

Wine Festival

Food & Wine Events

Nearly every event on Monterey County's jam-packed calendar features a collection of culinary creations and wine celebrations reflective of the destination's people, culture and agriculture. A handful of events, though, are dedicated primarily to gastronomical pleasures. 

For die-hard foodies, Pebble Beach Food and Wine in April matches 200 acclaimed wineries with 60 celebrity chefs for a weekend of wine and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world.

Learn the ins and outs of sustainable seafood at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's gourmet event, Cooking for Solutions. The two-day fête spotlights celebrity chefs, selected and recognized for their leadership in promoting cuisine that protects the health of the ocean and soil, as they create cutting edge dishes, host food and wine adventures, and present cooking demonstrations that feature sustainable seafood and organic ingredients.

The Monterey Greek Festival invites visitors to go Greek over Labor Day weekend. Held in Monterey's historic Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park near Old Fisherman's Wharf, the festival's aroma of pork, lamb, chicken and fresh pastries is hard to resist, along with its music, dancing and general merrymaking.

Ever tried artichoke ice cream? Check it out at the Artichoke Festival. Culinary artichoke creations at the May festival include breads, soups, burritos and more. Also enjoy wine tasting, an agricultural art competition, a parade and live entertainment.

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12-20-2014

Special Events

Taste Olio Nuovo 2014 with Dr. Steve Brabeck

12/20/2014
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
3 Pilot Rd
Venue: Quail and Olive
Type: Special Events
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Dr. Steve Brabeck, cardiologist and proprietor of The Quail & Olive just introduced olio nuovo 2014. This is not a genteel EVOO you dip bread in. This is intense, peppery, fresh-from-the-mill oil that is packed with polyphenols and acetic acids. For centuries the Italians have sworn by its medicinal and beauty qualit... more

12-23-2014

Tuesday Italian Night Dinner Show

5:30pm-9:30pm
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
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Great homemade Italian food with "fresh everything" including chicken / eggplant Parmesan, fettuccine alfredo , spaghetti and meatballs and Frankie's special lasagna. Amazing food, family and friends. Doors open at 5:30pm and show begins at 7pm. Don't miss the show where the Lane Brothers entertain you with... more

12-24-2014

Christmas Dinner

12/24/2014
Seatings from 5 - 9 pm
Monte Verde at Seventh
Venue: Aubergine Restaurant
Type: Special Events
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December 24 & 25, 2014 Seatings from 5 to 9 pm Celebrate the joys of Christmas at Aubergine where Chefs Justin Cogley and Ron Mendoza will prepare a delicious Christmas menu paired with exquisite wines. This intimate evening is sure to create a memorable holiday. $115 per person, Wine Pairings $89 per person four-cou... more

12-25-2014

Christmas Dinners in Monterey County

12/25/2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Various restaurants
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Why suffer the stress of trying to please everyone's palate this Christmas? Start a new tradition with a Christmas meal at one of Monterey County's best restaurants. Click the link below for a list of the best Christmas dinners in Monterey County: http://bit.ly/13T3k6e more

12-30-2014

Tuesday Italian Night Dinner Show

5:30pm-9:30pm
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
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Great homemade Italian food with "fresh everything" including chicken / eggplant Parmesan, fettuccine alfredo , spaghetti and meatballs and Frankie's special lasagna. Amazing food, family and friends. Doors open at 5:30pm and show begins at 7pm. Don't miss the show where the Lane Brothers entertain you with... more

12-31-2014

Bubbles & Brews: A NYE Celebration

12/31/2014
7pm
426 Alvarado St.
Venue: Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill
Type: Special Events
Location: Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill
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Celebrate the evening with a collaborative dinner featuring libations provided by Alvarado Street Brewery and Caraccioli Cellars. Kick off the night with a cocktail reception, leading into a phenomenal dinner. Enjoy a four course dinner paired with the award winning Brut Cuvée & Brut Rosé from Caraccio... more

New Year's Eve at The Inn at Spanish Bay

12/31/2014
8:00 p.m.
2700 17 Mile Dr
Venue: The Inn at Spanish Bay™
Type: Special Events
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On December 31, 2014, ring in the New Year with an evening of glitz and glamour at The Inn at Spanish Bay. Mix and mingle through exquisitely decorated rooms, dance the night away to live music and try your hand at the casino. Indulge in grand buffets and bubbly beverages while you celebrate the New Year in style. more

New Year's Eve at the Sardine Factory

12/31/2014
5:00pm-1:00am
701 Wave St
Venue: The Sardine Factory
Type: Special Events
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Happy New Year! We will be serving our fabulous 4-course New Year's menu on BOTH New Year's Eve and New Year's Day evening. On New Year's Day we will also be offering our Prime Rib Nights Special Menu, usually served only on Friday and Saturday. New Year's Eve Hours: Serving dinner from 5:00-11:30pm -- open until 1:00a... more

New Year's Eve Dinner

12/31/2014
5:30 - 9:30, two seatings
Monte Verde at Seventh
Venue: Aubergine Restaurant
Type: Special Events
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Toast the New Year with style with an extraordinary dinner and superb wines. First Seating - 5:30 to 6:30 pm $115 per person, Wine Pairings $95 per person four-course menu (plus service fee and tax) Second Seating - 8:30 to 9:30 pm $290 per person (plus service fee and tax), six courses with wine pairings & champagne... more

 

 

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