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 spectacular region, culture and agriculture. A handful of events, though, are dedicated primarily to gastronomical pleasures beginning with Pebble Beach Food and Wine. The unforgettable weekend promises wine and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations and exclusive, unique dining opportunities.

In August, head to the Salinas Valley Food & Wine for a sampling of Monterey County's freshest produce and award-winning wines. This family fun event also includes live entertainment throughout the Salinas City Center.

Held in Monterey's historic Custom House Plaza, the Monterey Greek Festival will surely whet your appetite with rich Mediterranean flavors, iconic olives and sticky sweet honey-laden desserts. Dancing, and music are also on the menu. Opa! Don’t forget about dessert.

Artichoke ice cream? Yes, please. Sample some at the Artichoke Festival along with artichoke-themed breads, soups, burritos and more.

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