Cheers – It’s Almost Summertime!

Cheers – It’s Almost Summertime! With the official start to summer only a couple of weeks away, it’s time to start planning for backyard barbecues and sunshiny days! Our bartending team at Jacks Monterey are mixing up some fun cocktails to celebrate summer and are excited to share one of their favorite recipes to help…

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Spring Recipe Feature: Coke Farm Baby White Turnips

Spring Recipe Feature: Coke Farm Baby White Turnips Created by Portola Hotel Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese   Locally grown, fresh produce is in abundance in our Tri County area, and here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we love featuring the bounty of the season in all our menus, whether it be catering or in our…

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Five Ways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Five Ways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day Of all the special joys in life, The big ones and the small, A mother’s love and tenderness Is the greatest of them all. – Unknown Whether making a grand gesture or just showing gratitude with a card or drawing, showing mom how much you love her…

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At Your Service: Planning A Perfect Beach Picnic

At Your Service: Planning A Perfect Beach Picnic There’s nothing we enjoy more than helping our guests create memorable experiences during their time in Monterey. Often, we have couples visiting for a romantic getaway, celebratory occasions, or just some down time to decompress and recharge. Whatever the reason, a beach picnic always seems to put…

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Sunday Brunch at Jacks Monterey

Brunch Life! Sunday Brunch at Jacks Monterey There’s just something special about brunching. Is it the Mimosas, the gathering of friends on a late Sunday morning, or the comfort of eggs benedicts – whatever it is – brunch life is the good life! California Benedict AND NOW – Jacks Monterey is serving up one of…

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24 Hours in Monterey

24 Hours in Monterey You finally have the reservation made – destination, Monterey. You have just 24 hours to relax, recharge and have a little fun – so what do you do with this golden nugget of time? How do you make the most of it? Let us help design your perfect itinerary during your…

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Girls Getaway Guide!

Every girl needs a vacation and we know how important quality time with your bestie is – but a little adventure and pampering never hurt either! Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have designed some fun specials and packages, ideal for your next girl’s getaway! Pick from a day trip or a weekend…

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48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey So, you’ve planned that much needed weekend getaway and you want to make the most of every magical Monterey Moment! We know how precious your time is and here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have some wonderful ideas of how to get the most out of your next visit…

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5 Ways to Romance Your Valentine

Love is in the air and so is the panic that ensues around this time of year of how to best spoil your Valentine! Leave it to the pros here at the Portola Hotel & Spa to help give you a bit of inspiration. We’ve come up with a few ideas to help create a…

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Food & Wine Pairing Tips – Impress Your Guests

Guest Post by Brian Hein, Director of Food & Beverage, Portola Hotel & Spa While in Monterey, experience the best of our wine region by trying Chardonnays and Pinot Noir varietals, as well as enjoying the region’s vineyards and all they offer. I urge guests to ask for recommendations from service staff regarding their pairing…

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