On another day trip from Carmel we ventured into the lovely community of Pacific Grove, which was just a short drive away. The Victorian architecture was abundant and beautiful and it is the home of the oldest continual in use lighthouse on the Pacific coast. We were told there are more Victorian structures in Pacific Grove, than any other area of the country and it was very picturesque. As we slowly strolled the diverse downtown area of shops and of course ended up hungry and thirsty.
We decided on Passionfish which was recommended by many of the shopkeepers as the place in town to have dinner. We were lucky to get a table as we did not have a reservation, because it was a spur of the moment decision. We shared an appetizer of scallops and my Bride enjoyed a tilapia dish and I had a duck Confit. I know that is sounds very repetitious of me, but I have a hard time saying no to a duck entrée.
The wine list was wonderful and they had The Wine Spectator Award proudly hanging on a wall, which is always a great image to see when entering a new restaurant. The other great thing about the wine list is that it was priced at retail, instead of the usual restaurant mark-up, which I am sure is a boost for their wine sales. We enjoyed a bottle of Carmel Road Chardonnay 1998 with our dinner. It was a very good wine and it allowed us to maintain that Carmel experience.