If you're in Half Moon Bay on a Tuesday, come check out Half Moon Bay Brewing Company!
Known for its waterfront views and picturesque small town feel, Half Moon Bay draws visitors from far and wide. Nestled coastside in downtown, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is modern but cozy and family friendly. The restaurant/brewery brews its own beer using fresh hops, and their brand "Mavericks
amber ale won the Bronze for the 2012 World Beer Cup!
We chatted with Master Chef Gaston Alfaro about his background, cooking philosophy, and why he gives his weekly free tastings. For those who don't know, every Tuesday from 5-7 in the bar, Chef Gaston shares his latest creations for free. The Chef solicits individual feedback from customers to improve upon his sumptuous morsels of heavenly goodness--"It is not our taste buds, but theirs." He encourages his staff and customers to be open-minded about trying new things, and experimenting with different taste and flavor combinations. His specialty is cultural fusion, having worked with other chefs from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Chef Gaston is definitely a character--loyal patrons to the restaurant/brewery say he is known for his passionate and vivacious personality, eccentric fashion sense, and of course, his excellent food. We felt very welcomed by him and all the staff at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, and enjoyed the delicious unique creations from the Chef! My favorite was the dessert plate he made especially for us--beeramisu (exactly what it sounds like), strawberry cheesecake, and almond cheesecake. If you watch the video you'll see the large plate of appetizers he prepared for us! We will be back for more, and strongly urge you to check it out for yourself! Another incentive to come Tuesday is that there's $3.50 pints all day!
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