Other (read: non-food) related highlights from our Northern California tour. While the brunch was great, there were plenty of other sites to behold.
Via our mini-tour of Northern California – from San Francisco to Monterey
A few months ago, I packed everyone up (and our little dog, too!) and headed south via the Pacific Coast Highway. Before we reached our final destination, we got to see a lot of the obligatory Nor Cal scenery – the dramatic cliffs that remind me of The Goonies, the Santa Cruz boardwalk, Cannnery Row, and Rio del Mar – which is hardly a destination, but a great pit-stopped for a beer on the beach and a well-deserved game of fetch with Oliver Gomez.
Monterey has all of the good elements to make up a good food microcosm – decent weather most of the year, beautiful scenery, unlimited access to fresh fish, close proximity to some really fantastic wineries. I wanted Cioppinos! Jumbo lumb crab cakes! Delicious wine! Sadly, we consistently found ourselves disappointed. The only exception, however, was an early morning brunch at The C Restaurant at The Clement Monterey – Intercontinental.