Visit to Porta Bella in Carmel-by-the-Sea

A solid 3/5 shells

A weekend trip to Monterey, CA gave us a relaxing tour of the coastline and wildlife.  And after a long break from posting musseling adventures, we have a new taste to share.

For dinner, we visited Porta Bella Resturant in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  We started off the meal with a few appetizers and one was mussels.  They were quite fresh and carried a strong smell of the ocean.  These were likely locally sourced and carried a more pronounced taste than regular ones.

Look at that crusty bread!

After dinner we went to Revival Ice Cream in Monterey, which prides itself on having unique ingredients and flavors.  We snuck in right before they closed to share Chocolate Praline, Black Sesame with charcoal, and Mint/Eucalyptus with fudge.