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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Special Events

Tuesday Italian Night Dinner Show

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


Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving at the Sardine Factory

1pm - 8pm
701 Wave St
Venue: The Sardine Factory
Type: Special Events
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Make your Thanksgiving reservation today! Join us for a 4-Course Prix Fixe Menu. Featuring Roasted Corn Bisque, Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Lettuce Fall Salad, Fresh All Natural Roast Diestal Turkey with sides & choice of dessert for $49.50 Adults; Seniors (60+) $46.50; Children under 12 $21; Children under 5... more

Thanksgiving Buffet at Bernardus Lodge

415 W Carmel Valley Road
Venue: Bernardus Lodge
Type: Special Events
Location: Bernardus Lodge
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There is no better place to celebrate the exceptional local harvest than at Bernardus Lodge. Chef Cal Stamenov will feature local organic vegetables, naturally raised meats and the finest fresh ingredients in a special Thanksgiving buffet. The holiday meal will feature traditional Thanksgiving favorites accented with Ch... more

Thanksgiving Dinner

Seatings from 2 - 9 pm
Monte Verde at Seventh
Venue: Aubergine Restaurant
Type: Special Events
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Aubergine offers the traditional turkey dinner taken to new dimensions. $115 per person, Wine Pairings $89 per person four-course menu (plus service fee and tax) View our website for the Menu more

Thanksgiving Dinners in Monterey County

Type: Special Events
Location: Various restaurants
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Why suffer the stress of trying to please everyone's palate this Thanksgiving? Start a new tradition with a family Thanksgiving meal at one of Monterey County's best restaurants. Click the link below for a list of the best Thanksgiving dinners in Monterey County: more

Thanksgiving Feast at Jacks Restaurant

1:00pm - 7:00pm
Portola Hotel & Spa
Venue: Jacks Restaurant & Lounge
Type: Special Events
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Thanksgiving Feast Served Family-Style with Table-Side Turkey Carving and a Holiday Inspired Dessert Display. more

Thanksgiving in Esteban

4:00 - 10:00pm
700 Munras Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: United States
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Start a new holiday tradition with Thanksgiving dinner at Estéban restaurant, located at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Savor a classic holiday meal, prepared by Chef Tom Snyder, complete with turkey, potatoes, Brussels sprouts and homemade cranberry sauce. For those who may be seeking a little b... more



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