Monterey Events : Pebble Beach Food and Wine

On April 10-13th, Pebble Beach has their annual “Food & Wine”!  Come to the Monterey Peninsula, and enjoy some of the best food and wine in a truly breathtaking setting.  The Opening Night Reception features more than 20 executive chefs and more than 200 wines for sampling.  Over the four days, there are more than 21 wine seminars for wine connoisseurs and amateurs alike!  Another true delight factor of this event is the cooking demonstrations where more than five chefs demonstrate their special skills and masterpiece dishes.  In the past, we’ve walked away with new techniques to use in our own kitchen.

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We enjoy this event because of, well, all of the food and wine!  And spending time on the stunning Pebble Beach golf course doesn’t hurt, either!  Our Monterey bed and breakfast is located just 20 minutes from Pebble Beach, giving you easy access to Pebble Beach Food and Wine event and a change of scenery for your accommodations.

Imagine returning to our acre of lush, beautiful gardens after spending the day amid the manicured, clean lines of the Pebble Beach golf course—you’d be in two very stunning gardens in one day!  Each of our rooms is uniquely decorated, has its own fireplace, and comes with wine and hors d’oeuvres every afternoon (though you might be wined out) and a gourmet breakfast each morning.

We are looking forward to Pebble Beach Food and Wine, and we are especially excited to welcome you to Old Monterey Inn so that you can experience the class and cuisine of Pebble Beach, and the warmth and casual elegance of our Monterey lodging.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Special Events

Monterey Bay Aquarium Shark EventFor the first three months of this year, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be having a series of special events that will benefit its member card holders and fascinating exhibits for all. Last month, the Aquarium held members’ night (Gray Whale edition). It is a special extension of the Aquarium’s hours held exclusively for dedicated members of the world famousMonterey attraction. They are having another this month on the last Saturday and Sunday of February, but this one is for sharks! In addition they have a new behind-the-scenes tour of the Jellies. They show you the life cycle of these mysterious floating wisps and they even show you where they get the ones that are behind the glass! Some of our guests have stayed with us solely to attend these events and we are happy to accommodate them!

If you have already visited the aquarium and want a closer look at theMontereyBaywe also offer kayaking packages to our guests that allow a more natural visit to the kelp beds or theElkhornslough’s sea otter reserve. Just let us know when you want to paddle away and we will take of the rest! For a more relaxing experience, try our Sunset beach bonfire package and you can observe the ocean from a safer distance as the twilight sun vanishes into its own oceanic reflection.

It always seems like there is not enough time when you are here in Monterey. So why not go all out and visit our Monterey bed and breakfast and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The sheer number of adventure options can be overwhelming. Here at our award-winning bed and breakfast we can help you narrow it down. Our knowledgeable innkeepers are adept at planning day trips, local excursions, and meals that will fit your style of holiday. If you are coming to Monterey Peninsula and need help with an itinerary, call us at the Old Monterey Inn, we will be glad to help!

Monterey Events: “Christmas at the Inns”

Monterey Events: Christmas at the InnsWe hope everyone enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday. We at our Monterey Bed and Breakfast had plenty to give thanks for this year, most importantly all of the wonderful guests who spend time with us at our beautiful Old Monterey Inn throughout the year. The holidays are steeped in traditions for most families, and for us at the Old Monterey Inn one of our favorite traditions is, of course, the long awaited opportunity to deck the halls.    

In the first week of December, Monterey is home to an event called Christmas at the Inns. During this festive event, participants are chauffeured around to the numerous inns and bed & breakfasts that host Monterey’s international clientele. During the week between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas at the Inns, we go all out!  Along with our traditional Christmas décor, we also break out the winter recipes!  Expect delectable Christmas themed cookies and refreshments, elegant and nostalgic holiday music, and a breathtaking adorned pine in our cozy living room. Nothing warms the soul like curling up with a loved one next to our wood burning fireplaces with a steaming mug of herbal tea or a great glass of wine from one of our fantastic local wineries from the Carmel Valley.  

Christmas at the Inns is a great way to get in the holiday spirit, and it is one of our favorite holiday Monterey events! If you are fortunate enough to be a resident of the area, this is a great opportunity to check out your local hospitality businesses in full swing!  The dates for this memorable event are December 4th and 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm each evening; the Old Monterey Inn is participating on Wednesday the 5th. The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce website provides ticket and registration information!

If you’re looking for yourself or for another, we do have gift certificates available for purchase. Giving the gift of ultimate elegance and relaxation is truly priceless! Keep an eye out for our monthly specials and our low seasonal rates!! 

 

 

One of our Favorite Monterey Events: Monterey County Fair is Here!

Monterey eventsThe Annual Monterey County Fair is this Labor Day weekend 2012! Actually, the fair begins Wed., Aug. 29th with Kid’s Day as all kids under 12 are free on Kid’s day! Then, Thurs., Aug. 30th is Senior’s Day & Dollar Day. On Fri., Aug. 31st, we honor our Military with a day where all active and retired military enter free with valid ID. The Junior Livestock Auction Events will be occurring on Sat., Sept. 1st. Then, on Sun., Sept. 2nd is Fiesta Day, and the fair ends with Picnic day on Labor day! For a complete and detailed list of events each day, see the daily schedules.

As always, the Monterey County Fairgrounds will be hosting a myriad of shows, rodeos, cowboy bootcamp, contests, carnival rides, concerts, family entertainment, and after-hours fun, and much more for all ages to enjoy! For all information regarding one of the best Monterey events, the Monterey County Fair website has it all. 

Here at the Old Monterey Inn, a favorite Monterey bed and breakfast getaway, we are big fans of community events that bring people from our neighboring, agricultural towns and cities together. If you are in town staying with us or have future plans to do so, check out what’s going on for the week! Enjoy the Fair, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Cannery Row while you are in Monterey. We look forward to seeing you!