From Our Editors
The cinematic views of the Bay meet the region's finest foods and spirits once again as The Monterey Wine Festival enters its 42nd year. Each day of the festival treats the senses to a distinct variety of savory pairings and entertainment. Here's a handy guide for getting the most out of the weekend.
- Saturday, June 9: It's chowder day at the festival, with West Coast chefs stirring up perfectly simmered bowls of creative clam and seafood stews. These chowders, many of them award-winning, come specially paired with whites and reds. And if chowder's not your thing, there's plenty of other food options as well. On the spirits side, a cocktail camp—offered both Saturday and Sunday—teaches aspiring mixologists to prepare cocktails like a pro.
- Sunday, June 10: Local chefs and traveling restauranteurs have been crowned the Kings of Calamari and Masters of Mussels, and fest-goers can pair the signature dishes with complementary wines. In addition to the succulent seafood, Sunday treats palates to tastes of international cheeses, charcuterie, and more. And Sunday also features live music to soundtrack every sip.