"The Sardine Factory was deeply honored to play a role in the Blue Ocean Film Festival and welcome international leaders in ocean education and research such as Sylvia Earle and HSH Prince Albert," said Ted Balestreri, Sardine Factory co-owner and CEO. "Monterey's National Marine Sanctuary is a model for the entire world and it is a tribute to all those involved, and to be recognized as the home for the Blue Ocean Film Festival."
The Sardine Factory, established in 1968, has four distinct dining rooms and is known for its impeccable service, lavish décor, award winning wine cellar, delicious seafood and USDA prime beef. The restaurant has received the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Award, Wine Spectator’s Grand Award and Best of Award of Excellence, Voted Best Restaurant Over 10 years by Monterey County Weekly Readers, Restaurant Hospitality's Best Wine List in America, in addition to being named to the Top Ten Most Romantic Restaurants on the Central Coast by Open Table, among many other honors. The Sardine Factory is located on historic Cannery Row at 701 Wave Street in Monterey. For more information, visit http://www.sardinefactory.com