Quick Bites: Renee’s Garden owner to speak during Aptos farmers market

April 15, 2015 - garden totes


Renee’s Garden owner gives talk

Renee Shepherd, owner of Felton seed association Renee’s Garden, will benefaction a harangue and book signing during 10 a.m. Saturday, Apr 18, during a Aptos Farmers Market during Cabrillo College.

In “Garden to Table From Seed,” she will explain how to plan, plant and suffer a copious kitchen garden featuring vegetables and spices via a seasons, and will share lots of credentials and cooking ideas for regulating your harvests for bland meals.

Shepherd is celebrating her new book, “The Renee’s Garden Cookbook — Delicious Recipes for Everyday Cooking With Growing Advice for Kitchen Gardeners.” Seating is limited, so attendees are speedy to arrive early.

Cabrillo College is during 6500 Soquel Drive. Visit montereybayfarmers.org.

Big Sur

Roadhouse has new executive chef, menu

Big Sur Roadhouse has promoted Brendan Esons from cook de cuisine to executive chef, and a grill announced a new open menu with a “strong concentration on coastal California cuisine with European undercurrents.”

Esons worked during Big Sur Bakery from 2006-13 and became a Roadhouse’s cook de cuisine in 2013. His new menu includes starters featuring sea scallops and steep confit, and entrees such as seafood stew, breaded pig loin and steep breast with base vegetables.

Big Sur Roadhouse is during 47080 Highway 1. For reservations, call 667-2370. Visit bigsurroadhouse.com for some-more information.

Monterey Peninsula

Farmers markets giveaway in May

Two markets that go to Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets are opening subsequent month: a Carmel Farmers Market starts a new deteriorate Tuesday, May 5, and a Del Monte Farmers Market in Monterey starts a deteriorate Sunday, May 10. Both markets will offer giveaway receptacle bags on opening day while reserve last.

The Carmel marketplace during The Barnyard Shopping Village, Highway 1 and Carmel Valley Road, will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays by September.

The Monterey marketplace during Del Monte Shopping Center will be open 8 a.m. to noon Sundays by October.

For some-more information, see montereybayfarmers.org.


Bacon festival entrance in late June

The Monterey Americana Festival is hosting Monterey BaconFest on Jun 27-28 during a Monterey County Fair and Event Center.

There will be many vendors offered bacon-themed food and cocktails, and a Best in Bacon competition.

Information on bands is accessible during www.montereyamericanafestival.com, and some-more sum about food will be accessible during a site as a eventuality draws closer.


New menu for Montrio dinner/movie pairing

Chef Tony Baker during Montrio Bistro has designed a new menu for a restaurant’s Dinner and a Movie module in partnership with Osio Cinemas.

Participants accept dual courses during Montrio from a pre-selected menu and a film during a Osio for $23.95 per person. Five first-course choices embody fire-roasted artichoke or a BLT-themed salad. Five entrée selections embody weak pig loin or grilled Florida prawns.

Montrio Bistro is during 414 Calle Principal. Visit montriobistro.com or call 648-8880 for details.


Wine tied to time during McIntyre

McIntyre Vineyards is hosting “Wine By Time” Tuesday and Thursday happy hours until a finish of May.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m., a cost that tasting room visitors compensate for a potion of booze will count on what time they arrive. If they arrive during 3, a booze is $3, during 4, it’s $4, etc.

This graduation lasts until May 28. McIntyre Tasting Studio is during 169 Crossroads Blvd. Visit mcintyrevineyards.com or call 626-6268 for some-more information.


TusCA creates menu and kitchen changes

TusCA Ristorante during a Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa has done some changes to a menu and hired a new sous chef.

The new sous cook is Ross Kilkenny, a connoisseur of a Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Kilkenny’s many new knowledge is portion as executive cook during Santa Barbara City College.

Last week, TusCA launched new menu equipment including a $60 plate for two. Participants accept their choice of common appetiser and dessert, and they any accept a potion of booze and an entrée. Main plate selections embody ricotta and lemon ravioli and shrimp alfredo.

The Hyatt is during 1 Old Golf Course Road. Visit hyattregencymonterey.com or call 372-1234 for some-more information.

Quick Bites, your weekly assisting of Monterey County restaurant, food and booze news, is gathered by Tara Fatemi Walker. Contact her during montereyheraldfood@gmail.com.

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