Plan Your Next Monterey Moment

Summer may be underway, but there’s still plenty of time to plan that much-needed vacation to beautiful Monterey! Easily accessible by car or plane, the Monterey Peninsula is the ultimate playground for kids and grown-ups alike! Whether you’re seeking a peaceful getaway focused around food, wine and spa days or one for the family full…

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Summertime Inspiration at Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Fresh caught, locally sourced and inspired by the summer season are the main ingredients in Jacks Restaurant & Lounge new seasonal menu. From fresh caught Monterey Bay Calamari to Filet Mignon, Day Boat Scallops to Alaskan Halibut, don’t miss out on trying the Summer Menu at Jacks! AND…make sure to take advantage of Jacks summer promo –…

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Getting to Know the New F&B Team

The management at the Portola Hotel & Spa is thrilled to announce the addition of Peter B’s Head Brewer, Justin Rivard, Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese and Director of Food & Beverage, Brian Hein. Each bringing their own individual experience, these three gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to the Food & Beverage Operations…

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Wine Tasting in Carmel Valley

Tucked away just 12 short miles from Highway One in Carmel, California, is Carmel Valley.  Home to some of the region’s finest boutique wineries, Carmel Valley is a hidden gem. One of the eight smaller American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in the larger Monterey County appellation, Carmel Valley is the perfect region for grape growing, in…

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A Monterey Bay Valentine’s Day Weekend

It may be cliché, but who doesn’t like a little extra romance on February 14th?! Whether it be a small token of appreciation like chocolates or something sparkly, a massage, special dinner or even a getaway –  I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t turn it down! Well, here at the Portola Hotel…

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Sovino Guest Blog by Claire Sutton – Proprietor & Sommelier

  Sovino Wine Bar’s purpose has always been simple: to make wine enjoyable for the novice wine drinker or the expert sommelier and everyone in between. It doesn’t matter how many points something scored, which wine critic said what, or what varietal is in fashion.  Sweet or dry, tannic or fruity, we want everyone to drink…

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