Linwood's Bar and Grill
Monterey Bay unfurls like a watercolor painting beneath the mountaintop grounds of Chaminade Resort & Spa. Bold white splashes adorn the blue water, and brushstrokes of green kelp tangle with the dark rocks. Nestled in the resort, Linwood's Bar & Grill offers sweeping views of it all from an outdoor patio with fire-pit tables and comfy seating around an indoor fireplace. In the kitchen, Chef Beverlie Terra and her team prepare cuisine with ingredients native to California's central coast. They arrange seasonally inspired small plates including vegetable pakoras with chutney mint dipping sauce, artisanal cheeses, and other snacks on small plates, mix vinaigrettes for seasonal salads, and bake flatbread pizzettas with toppings such as fresh mozzarella, balsamic-vinegar reduction, and heirloom tomatoes.
Careful thought also goes into the drink selection at Linwood's Bar & Grill. Bartenders pour organic and sustainably produced wines, many of which are from the area, unlike the mysterious baron sitting with a map and harpoon at the end of the bar. They also mix signature drinks, drawing on a tropical palette that includes mango vodkas, pomegranate juice, and fresh herbs.