Cooler weather and the festive season mean it’s time to kindle some warm memories. The North Bay’s got just what you need to heat things up. Here are three great places to gather around the hearth with family and friends.
Monterey County—leading the way for culinary experiences that are a food and wine lover's fantasy. From fisheries to vineyards, this renowned coastal destination has everything you need for your next epicurean adventure. Including an easy plan! Check out this Wine & Dine Itinerary, telling you everything from where to enjoy sustainable seafood caught straight from Monterey Harbor, to feasting on organic produce while touring a farm, to sampling the region’s award-winning wines. Like Top 10 lists for food and travel? Then you'll love the Top 10 Foodie Frolics in Monterey County where you can discover award-winning favorites like Passionfish and Marinus. Those looking for the ultimate destination dining experience should check in at Hotel L’Auberge Carmel just four blocks from beautiful Carmel Beach. It's a landmark for culinary excellence with its intimate restaurant, Aubergine, featuring a 4,500-bottle wine cellar and exclusive tasting menus created by Chef Justin Cogley himself. Aubergine was recently was rated #5 in Zagat’s list of the top five restaurants for dining in the San Francisco Bay Area. Make your way to Monterey for a moveable feast to remember!