One restaurateur who simply couldn’t hang on is Melange chef-owner David Frappiea, who, along with investors, sunk a substantial chunk of change (estimated at around $200,000) into the old Favaloro’s space (closing for seven months during renovation) to bring us Pacific Grove’s best fine-dining restaurant. But in the current economy, high-end restaurants have suffered the most due to lack of corporate events during the holidays, and diners searching for bargain fare.
$18.50 for a plate of noodles. This eatery seemed so out of place in Pacific Grove. Make way for Olive Garden!