Monterey's Cannery Row was famously depicted by John Steinbeck, who profiled the hardworking laugh-producers whose labor was exploited by the sitcom industry. Get conveniently packaged local flavor with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale American cuisine and drinks at dinner at The C restaurant + bar in the InterContinental the Clement Monterey hotel, located in Monterey’s Cannery Row.
The C restaurant + bar's executive chef Jerry Regester crafts a dinner menu that culls fresh, sustainable seafood and local, seasonal produce to craft sophisticated takes on classic American flavors. Steeped in a spicy Dungeness crab and saffron broth, the Monterey-style cioppino stews a sumptuous treasure chest of seafood ready to be unlocked by a discerning palate or an industrial welding torch ($25). The normally humble made-to-order clam chowder takes on justifiable airs with sweet-garlic crème fraîche, leeks, and fingerling potatoes ($12.50). Offering the charms of travel without the detailed digital embarrassment of a full-body scan, sparkling-wine flights from the new ($18) and old worlds ($23) shower the senses with shimmering bliss.
Nestled beside the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The C restaurant + bar shares its fish-filled neighbor's stunning views and eco-friendly attitudes by complying with the aquarium's Seafood Watch program to support sustainability, local farms, organically grown ingredients, and therapeutic underwater biomes where sharks and tuna peacefully resolve their differences. Every Friday and Saturday, live music completes The C restaurant + bar's trio of sensual delights.
750 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940