A Taste of Monterey Wine Market & Bistro
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A Taste of Monterey Wine Market & Bistro Restaurant Review: How to improve on a tasting room with a panoramic view of Monterey Bay and a notable selection of wines from Monterey County vineyards? Add interesting bites at reasonable prices, of course. When this tasting room and wine bar decided to add meals to the mix, they called on experienced chef and caterer Dory Ford, known for using quality ingredients gathered close to home. Flavors and textures do the cha-cha on the generous plate of spicy goat nachos with black beans, avocado and spicy-sweet pickled jalapeños. Locally-made fennel sausage and foraged mushrooms headline one of the many crispy flatbreads. Fresh burrata meets with salt-roasted beets, and there’s a selection of panini, including ham and Brie with apple and Dijon. Portions are great for sharing and pairing. Please note that though early evening dinner bites are offered to the public, the venue transforms into a private event space after dark most nights. Check for hours.