There’s a reason why the City of Monterey is called the language capital of the world. With its rich history and many foreign influences, it is practically a hodgepodge of cultures in one city. Some of its most prominent influences are Italian, Spanish, German, Greek, and Native American. As such, Monterey has quite a lively food culture. If you’re making your way to the city, here are some of the specialties you definitely have to try at the finest restaurants.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
We can talk about lots of other items from our Daily Specials, but let's focus this time on the Dungeness Crab. Tasty, filling, and fresh from the market, our customers can order this for lunch or dinner with their choice of preparation: steamed, chilled, sautéed, cioppino or salad style. The above are just some of our great items that make us among the premier restaurants in Monterey. To check out our other delectable items on the menu, like the Fresh Local Abalone, continue browsing the Menus section of our site.
There’s nothing more enjoyable than a good seafood and wine meal. But how exactly do you get the right pairing? Generally, light whites are considered the best for delicate-tasting raw fish and briny shellfish. However, there are times when a piece of grilled salmon will taste much better with good red wine. Here are three of the best wines for seafood:
Monday, July 20, 2015
When John Madden turned 60, his wife Virginia decided to throw a party at KCBS. She knew that he loved Dominic's cooking so she asked him to cater. Of course, he agreed, bringing along another friend, a duck-hunting buddy named Danny Fialho who, in his own right, has an extensive barbecue expertise simply befitting and perfect for the event. The first time they did the party was a great success and it was decided that it should be done every year. The event was a busy night for Dominic as he moved constantly between the large dining area, the indoor kitchen, and the outdoor barbecue. Regardless, he was delighted to satisfy the palates of his friend Madden and all his guests. The owner of one of the premier seafood restaurants in Monterey, CA and the legend in one of the culture-defining sports in America clearly has great respect for each other.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Being so close to the waters, Monterey Bay is home to many of the best restaurants in the world that serve up anything from fresh seafood to Italian classics. At the heart of the thriving food culture of Monterey sits the Old Fisherman’s Wharf where Cafe Fina, a renowned restaurant in Monterey, CA, can be found. The seafood we serve our customers doesn’t get any fresher. We get a fresh supply of many varieties of seafood straight from the docks, cooked to perfection and plated for the enjoyment of our patrons. We serve many seafood favorites like Grilled Sanddabs, Seafood Cioppino, Clam Chowder, .
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Squid is perhaps one of the most sought after kind of seafood. With their very rich, distinct taste, they are crowd pleasers at all the finest Monterey seafood restaurants. Calamari, as they are called in restaurant menus, can be savored in many ways, from appetizers to a full meal. Cafe Fina recommends starting off a hearty meal with a serving of Deep Fried Monterey Calamari, best enjoyed with a side of cocktail and tartar sauce.