Everything Pumpkin at the Portola

Everything Pumpkin at the Portola

Fall is here and so is the return of pumpkin everything! From tasty treats to savory dishes, Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns to pumpkin patches – pumpkins are the “it” squash of the season!

With the much-anticipated opening of Peet’s Coffee here at the Portola Hotel & Spa coming soon, we are excited to taste their yummy seasonal treats and beverages.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, don’t miss out on a slice or two of our famous Pumpkin Pie during our Thanksgiving Feast , taking place on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are now available between 12pm and 7pm. If you’re searching for something a bit less formal, but still want that piece of pie, visit Peter B’s Brewpub on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy their special Thanksgiving Plate featuring turkey with all the fixings  and of course, a piece of homemade pumpkin pie. But… if you need an immediate pumpkin fix – we’ve got you covered too! Take a look at our recipe for the most delicious Pumpkin Spice Cookies.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Perhaps the taste of pumpkin isn’t your favorite, but all things Halloween are! Each year, the various departments at the Portola, compete in a pumpkin decorating contest. You won’t want to miss this impressive display. Slated for Thursday October 25th, each department puts their creation on display in the Portola lobby where guests and visitors can cast their vote for their favorite decorated or carved pumpkin. It’s a not to miss Portola tradition and is open to the public.

A few pumpkins from Portola’s 2017 Pumpkin Contest

Last but not least, make sure to find your perfect pumpkin at one of the many local farms and patches around the Monterey Peninsula including the Farm Stand at Earth Bound Farm in Carmel Valley, the Old Monterey Marketplace Farmer’s Market held every Tuesday afternoon on Downtown Monterey or the seasonal Cardinale and Wright Pumpkin Patch at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center.

So, cheers, to everything Pumpkin this Fall! Enjoy!

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