If you are taking the family out to dine at Monterey’s finest restaurants, you should not pass up the chance to sample their fresh seafood appetizers. Monterey is known for its tasty seafood caught right in the local waters and delivered straight to the chefs. If you are new to trying rich seafood dishes, it’s best to start with some appetizers. Here are three good recommendations.
Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell
Oysters are always a favorite dish on any seafood menu but there’s nothing quite like the Blue Point Oysters. Originally, they are from Blue Point, Long Island and since the 1800s, they have been famous for their distinct taste. They have quite a wild, briny flavor that is very satisfying, especially when served fresh with mignonette and cocktail sauce.
Deep Fried Monterey Calamari
Calamari has that tenderness and rich taste squid could never hope to compete with. Deep fried in breading, calamari makes for a good snack to wash down with beer or an appetizer to enjoy a nice bottle of red wine with. Whatever your beverage preferences are, calamari is an enjoyable dish with a side of cocktail and tartar sauce.