LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine. His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.
EXECUTIVE CHEF DANNY ABBRUZZESE TELLS US ALL ABOUT JACKS MONTEREY, THE NEW LOBBY RESTAURANT LOCATED WITHIN THE PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA IN MONTEREY, CA
The Club Room
Located inside the Portola Hotel & Spa, offers a daily European style breakfast buffet, featuring made-to-order omelets, house made pastries, bottomless mimosas and more. Dine on the pet friendly, heated patio boasting a fire pit and patio seating and enjoy the fresh coastal breeze from the Monterey Bay. Reservations call (831) 649-2698.
Located under the live trees in the hotel atrium, Jacks Monterey is Portola’s new restaurant offering California Cultural Cuisine. Chef Danny Abbruzzese’s inspiration and passion for creating signature dishes has brought him full circle to highlight different flavor profiles unique to cultures from around the world. Chef Danny uses traditional techniques from immigrants who call California home, while highlighting our locally sourced, sustainably conscious ingredients found throughout Monterey County. Open 7 days a week Jacks Monterey offers lighter fares at lunch and sharing plates at dinner. Reservations call (831) 649-7830.
Peter B’s Brewpub
Located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, Peter B’s Brewpub is Monterey’s original craft brewery that combines innovative pub food with award winning craft beer. Catch all your favorite sports on one of 18 High Definition televisions or relax on the pet friendly patio next to the fire pits. Reservations call (831) 649-2699. Happy Hour 4pm - 6:30pm daily.