18 Jan Food for Thought: What’s New Around Here?
By Dorothy Maras-Ildiz
As the end of the work week slowly grinds to a halt, unwind with friends or even just by yourself wrapped up in Crema’s cozy atmosphere. Fireplaces lit with candles, comfy leather chairs and sofas enhance the feel of ‘coming home’ to a great glass of wine (Try the Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay….$27.00 per bottle). But even better than being comfy at home…Chef Jon Moser rocks the sea- sonal Tapas menu. I’ve worked my way through all of the weekly offerings, with a little help from my friends, of course, and haven’t hit an ‘off’ dish. Everything is high quality, seasonal, presented beau- tifully and right-priced. Tapas generally run between $4.00-$6.00 per plate and they offer a beautiful cheese plate and a salumi platter for $13.00 that is perfect for sharing…or not. All wines that are offered by the glass are available by the bottle too which insures a far better experience than many ‘wine by the glass only’ programs generally offer. Just FYI, places will rou- tinely offer a poor selection of wines by the glass to force the consumers hand to order a full bottle of something far more expensive. Thankfully, this is not the case at Crema.
Crema Wine & Tapas Bar – 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Thur.-Sun. • 481 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. • 324-0347