Edible Monterey Bay

DINE LOCAL GUIDE SPRING 2020

All of these restaurants emphasize local ingredients, and they also advertise in Edible Monterey Bay! Stop by for a free issue, and tell them that we sent you!

A new vegan/vegetarian dish at Persephone in Aptos features purple cabbage stuffed with sweet potato purée on a bed of lentils and oyster mushrooms, topped with baby leek jam.

APTOS

Persephone
7945 Soquel Drive
831.612.6511
persephonerestaurant.com

With a namesake like the mythic Persephone, this restaurant in Aptos proclaims its deep reverence for seasonal cooking. Themes central to harvest, winter and spring are core to Persephone’s story, and are reflected in the changing menu at this fine dining destination, where chef Cori Goudge-Ayer presents inventive, ingredient-driven creations. The restaurant is a family-run passion project, bringing together parents, siblings and a long history of … Read More

WHAT’S IN SEASON

Microgreens

PHOTOGRAPHY BY PATRICK TREGENZA – STYLING BY DIANE GSELL

Go small this spring for a dose of locally farmed nutrition


Who doesn’t love microgreens on avocado toast, in salads or sprucing up a sandwich? Microgreens, with their crunchy texture, pack a punch of nutrients and add flavor to most anything. Herbaceous cilantro, mint or basil microgreens can give that final “pop” to a dish or even fancy up a dessert. Or you can keep it simple and just graze them straight from the bag, something I have been known to do often!

People often confuse sprouts and microgreens. Sprouts are grown without soil by keeping the seed moist, stimulating it to grow. Sprouts don’t need light or nutrients to grow because they are eaten when only the cotyledons—the first embryonic … Read More

EDIBLE COMMUNITY

Seaside Rising

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK C. ANDERSON

The team at Other Brother Beer Co.

A youthquake of new food and drink businesses reinvigorates Monterey’s often overlooked neighbor


It doesn’t get much more Seaside than Dave Pacheco. He’s lived in the city for all of his 66 years. He swims at the city pool. He walks the city’s blocks for additional cardio—at 6’5” he’s hard to miss—and served as its parks and recreation chief basically forever, connecting hundreds of young Seasiders to sports and other resources. He’s currently a city councilman and mayor pro tem, knocking on doors and visiting voters at a clip that would make Bernie blush.

The point is: When it comes to Seaside, he’s seen it all, at least until a mild evening last October.

It was Oct. 19 … Read More

BEHIND THE BOTTLE

Founding Fathers

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULES HOLDSWORTH

Three generations of Santa Cruz Mountain winemakers. Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery (bottom row); Ken Swegles and Cole Thomas of Madson Wines (top row).

Raise a toast to one of the creators of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine appellation and his legacy


Life is sometimes an arc that leads to you back to where you belong. You just don’t know when, how or why. When Jeff Emery, a 19-year-old college student at UC Santa Cruz, got the call to help the owner of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard bottle wine in 1979, he could never have imagined that he would spend, literally, the rest of his life in the wine business. Because one little phone call can change everything, it’s always best to answer. You can always … Read More

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