Hotel & Spa. Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, (831) 649-7830, Julia’s Yellow Coconut Curry Julia’s signature curry features roasted rainbow carrots, kabocha squash, yams, butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, and brown rice. Finished with fresh fruit for a richness of flavor that cannot be beat. 1180 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, (831) 656-9533, Layers Cakes Maybe you have cause for celebration or maybe you don’t need a cause, and either way Layers has a cake perfect for the occasion. A rich menu of options from spongey genoise, chocolate cake, carrot cake, citrus cakes, flourless cakes, brownies, cheesecake, and pies leaves you with the distinct impression that there’s nothing Layers can’t bake. There are no wrong choices here. 9 Soledad Dr A, Monterey, (831) 655-1544, London Bridge Pub Fish and Chips At London Bridge Pub, don’t miss an opportunity to try the Best Fish & Chips In Monterey County, as voted by Weekly readers. Icelandic cod deep fried in Pub beer batter, served with tartar sauce, coleslaw and fries. Just like in the chippys in London, except no newspaper wrapping, served with coleslaw, not garden peas…you want peas, just ask! 256 Figueroa St #2, Monterey, (831) 372-0581, Louie Linguini’s Cioppino A bountiful seafood extravaganza of Dungeness crab, clams, mussels, snapper, calamari, shrimp braised in tomato-based stew. Original style with whole crab legs you crack yourself, or for your convenience, with crabmeat out of the shell. Served with garlic toast. Steinbeck Plaza, 660 Cannery Row, Monterey, (831) 648-8500, louielinguinis. com Lucia Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut Among the luxurious trappings of the esteemed Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley is Lucia Restaurant & Bar. The pan seared Alaskan halibut is served with a smoked tomato emulsion. Peruse the extensive wine list for a glass or bottle to pair with it. 415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, (831) 658-3595, bernarduslodge. com/wine-cuisine/lucia-restaurant-and-bar elroy’s fine foods SIGNATURE DISHES PROMOTIONAL SECTION NIK BLASKOVICH 48 The Best of Monterey Bay® EAT + DRINK 2023-2024 A CANNERY ROW TRADITION PIZZA SEAFOOD PASTA 660 Cannery Row 2nd Level of Steinbeck Plaza on Cannery Row 831-648-8500 FREE Clam Chowder Present this COUPON and receive ONE CUP of our Award-Winning Clam Chowder with the purchase of an entree. Limit two per table. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Code: CRVG Trip Advisor Lunch & Dinner Daily louie_1-3v_ED22_gk.indd 1 3/30/22 3:16 PM