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By Richard Oh.The Chef: Chef Briana Sammut grew up locally in the Salinas Valley. At age 21, she at- tended the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Chef Briana was fortunate to gain externships at several restaurants including Mario Batali’s Tarry Lodge in Greenwich CT...

By Camilla Mann  Last night we celebrated Brian's 40th birthday with a surprise party at La Crème in Pacific Grove. Though he suspected something was up - and claims to know that he knew I was lying about it - Pia managed to keep the scale of...

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...

Deviled eggs with crème fraiche and caviar at Crema Espresso and Wine Bar(Pacific Grove) New-kid-in-town Crema Espresso and Wine Bar is quickly becoming a must-visit every week. You’ll usually find me at the bar with a glass of wine and a couple of tapas after work, ready...

By Mike Hale The full opening of Crema Espresso and Wine Bar brought good cheer to Pagrovians who really lack quality joints to sip and sup. Caterer Tamie Aceves has launched her new gig in stages, beginning with the catering component run from the historic Victorian home...

By Dorothy Maras-Ildez     Following the outstanding Edible Monterey sponsored Pessagno Wine Pop Updinner at La Crème a couple of weeks ago, I decided to give their off-shoot,Crema, Pacific Grove a try for coffee one morning last week. Arriving at around11 a.m, I jetted up...