What do you like about Monterey?
Cannery Row - it's where all of those restaurants are in a big,
long strip by Monterey Bay. There's shopping, eating, and a great
shoreline. It's historic and was kind of immortalized by John
Steinbeck in the novel of the same name.
Where have you stayed in
The hotel where I stayed is called the Hotel Pacific. It's across
from the convention center. I stayed there when I went to the TED
[Technology Entertainment Design] Conference. I went for a long
walk, from the hotel to the pier, and it made for some really fun
people-watching - that's my favorite pastime. There is also an
Italian restaurant called Cibo that is really great.
How about Carmel?
The first restaurant that comes to mind is the Flying Fish, on
Mission. It is set down below street level with a cozy, funky,
nicely lit atmosphere. The seared ahi tuna is to die for. It's
served over noodles in a soy-based broth. I also like their
preparation of halibut or salmon sealed in parchment paper - great
flavor. It's California-Asian-fusion style. And I am a fan of
anything "fusion," whether it's food, music, art, etc. As for a
hotel in Carmel, I'd say the Cypress Inn, which was or still is
owned by Doris Day. They just did a renovation, and the place is
Do you like to get outdoors and