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.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Check Out What’s Blooming at Our Monterey Restaurant!

Cafe Fina is one of the few restaurants in Monterey that promotes sustainability through the choice of ingredients. Whether it’s seafood or fresh produce, we make sure that they are harvested only through the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable methods. To further this cause, Cafe Fina’s founder Dominic Mercurio sought to use as many seasonal and organic vegetables in our dishes all grown right here at his very own garden. We yield a fine selection of vegetables throughout the year. Right now, our Padron peppers and heirloom tomatoes are in full bloom.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Come to Cafe Fina to Taste the Best Local Seafood Fresh from the Bay

The Monterey Bay is teeming with all sorts of aquatic life around this time of the year. Some of the local seafood choices that are in abundance include rockfish, halibut, pacific salmon, and the Monterey Bay calamari. Located right at Fisherman’s Wharf, Cafe Fina’s chefs get their picks of the day’s catch that are used to create delicious dishes for our customers. Visit us to get a taste of some of the best local seafood fresh from the Bay. Seafood dishes are available for appetizers, lunch, and dinner.