Friday, September 18, 2015

Perfect Banquet Dining in Monterey

As one of the premier restaurants here at the Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, we aim to provide for the varied needs of our diverse clientele. Among our offerings is banquet dining. Whether it’s for a corporate event, a business meeting, or a special occasion, our customers can turn to us for a private lunch or dinner filled with incredible food in a classy atmosphere. Our banquet dining menu is filled with great choices for all courses. The menu is different for Lunch and Dinner, and is further divided into Tiers. Private Lunch Menu Tier 1 for Lunch is $35 per person and includes one starter, two entree choices, and one dessert selection. Tier 2 is $40 per person and includes one starter, three entree choices, and one dessert selection. Menu items are as follows: -Starters: Housemade Boston Clam Chowder, Salinas Valley Mixed Greens, Caesar Salad

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Authentic Italian Dishes Made with Monterey’s Best Seafood

Although Italian cuisine’s shining stars are pasta and pizza, it has a lot more variety than you might think. Traditional Italian dishes use many other tasty ingredients like different kinds of seafood. Cafe Fina’s own founder, Dominic Mercurio, uses family recipes handed down from generation to generation, and we make sure to stay true to our roots. Here at our restaurant, we serve authentic Italian food using only the best seafood Monterey waters have to offer. Seafood Pastas Our specialty, the Pasta Fina, is a classic Italian dish. We use fresh baby shrimp caught in the Bay and serve it up on linguini. We also use roma tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and shallots harvested right from our own garden. To top it all off, we add a rich clam butter sauce.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Knowing What Makes a Good Caprese Tomato Salad

When you're dropping by restaurants in Monterey, California, it would be good to understand what exactly is going into your dish so you can appreciate it more. Among the more popular ones that you should be paying attention to is the Caprese salad. A classic seaside dish, originally from the island of Capri in Italy, it's a simple and popular meal to enjoy by the coast.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Eating Mussels the French Way

Mussel dishes served in Monterey restaurants are indeed tasty, although they can be tricky to eat. When one goes about slurping them straight out from the shell, they’re likely to end up with sticky fingers and trickling clam juice down their arms or on their pieces of clothing. Granted, this method is part of what makes eating mussels fun. Unfortunately, when eating out, doing so can become extremely messy, not to mention it’s a bit uncouth.