Portola’s Summer Recipe Feature: Coke Farm Heirloom Tomato Salad

Portola’s Summer Recipe Feature: Coke Farm Heirloom Tomato Salad Summer is here and there’s no better season to throw an al fresco dinner party! Set up those bistro lights, bring out the farm table, and invite some of your favorite pals over for a summer-inspired dinner they won’t soon forget. Our Portola Hotel & Spa…

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48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey When planning a weekend getaway, every moment counts! From relaxing poolside, spa treatments, dining out (or in, who doesn’t love room service?), and just plain exploring, let us inspire some ideas for your next 48 hours in Monterey! Being within walking distance to so many amazing activities and sites, leave the…

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Q&A: Meet the Brewers at Peter B’s Brewpub

Q&A: Meet the Brewers at Peter B’s Brewpub Did you know that the Portola Hotel & Spa is also home to Monterey, California’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub? Operating since 1996, Peter B’s is regarded as one of the best breweries in Monterey, boasting award winning, house made craft beers. The extensive beer menu…

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Ribs

Memorial Day BBQ Recipe by Chef Carl

Recipe: Chef Carl’s BBQ Spare Ribs If you are getting ready for a Memorial Day barbecue this weekend, and need a bit of inspo, our very own, Chef Carl has your back! Impress your guests with Chef’s famous, Barbecued Spare Ribs – cooked LOW and SLOW! Chef Carl’s Barbecued Spare Ribs Ingredients 1 Rack of…

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Start Your Day Off at Peet’s at the Portola

The Most Important Meal of the Day! Your Monterey mornings just got a little bit brighter with the addition of our new Peet’s Coffee here at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Start with your favorite Peet’s beverage, then add on a delicious, homemade breakfast sandwich or specialty quiche from Paris Bakery here in Monterey. Choose…

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Extend Your Monterey Bay Work Trip

Extend Your Monterey Bay Work Trip Sometimes you’re lucky enough to head to a beautiful destination for a conference or work trip. And when work travel has you ending up in a place like Monterey, California, there’s no reason not to extend that trip and turn it into a vacation! Here at the Portola Hotel…

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Five Ways to Enjoy Monterey Like a Local

Five Ways to Enjoy Monterey Like a Local When it comes to living like a local in Monterey, California it’s all about appreciating the beauty of the local landscape and natural resources, taking advantage of all the amazing recreational activities available all year round, and savoring the local flavors available to us, whether from the…

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Spring Recipe Feature: Coke Farm’s First of the Season Asparagus

Spring Recipe Feature: Coke Farm’s First of the Season Asparagus As the rains begin to slow down and sunny days are returning, springtime in Monterey is lovely! In celebrating this time of year, our Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese is excited to share one of his favorite, healthy, fresh and delicious recipes. Even better, it features,…

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Q & A with Chef Danny – Culinary Terms Explained

Q & A with Chef Danny – Culinary Terms Explained Sometimes being in the kitchen can be a little intimidating, especially when embarking upon a new technique or recipe. We recently had the chance to sit down with Portola Hotel & Spa, Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and had him answer a few culinary questions that…

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Outdoor Meeting & Event Locations

Outdoor Meeting & Event Locations When we say, “it’s all right here” at the Portola Hotel & Spa – we truly mean it! Located in the heart of historic downtown Monterey, California, our location lends itself to an abundance of unique, outdoor spaces, perfect for your next meeting or special event. From historic gardens, to…

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