Wild Fish Restaurant to hold a “Halloween Evening for Grown Ups!”

Wild Fish Restaurant to hold a “Halloween Evening for Grown Ups!”


October, 2021. Pacific Grove, CA.  Halloween used to be kid’s stuff, but not anymore! Grownups love to revel on All Hallows Eve — and Wild Fish has you covered. Leave the candy for the kids and get ready for something on the wild side! Join us for a “Halloween Evening for Grown Ups” including an amazing meal, live West Coast Bepop jazz and a festive atmosphere.

Special for Halloween, we welcome The Lighthouse Jazz Quartet — with special guest, world class banjo player “Fast Eddie” Erickson and legendary horn player, Brian Scott.

Look for wild and wicked cocktails, of course, including the Coastie Ghostie, the Dark & Foggy and the Screamsicle. You’re sure to be delighted in the company of all your frightful friends as we celebrate life on the Wild Fish side!  Costumes welcome.

Nothing gets a party started better than live New Orleans jazz, a musical genre with distinctive stylistic features! Special for Halloween, a Sunday Night from 6:30 pm – 9 pm (and normally performing on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30-9 p.m.), the amazing house band, the Lighthouse Jazz Quartet, will add a festive spooky and fun Jazz tone to the Wild Fish experience. Featuring Bob Phillips on keys, Stu Reynolds on sax, Zach Westfall on bass and Mike Shannon on drums plus special guests, Brian Scott on trumpet and  “Fast Eddie” Erickson on banjo, recently inducted into the Music Hall of Fame — this is a world-class act to entertain you on a fun holiday! Outdoor cover charge: $5.

According to Liz and Kelvin Jacobs, owners of Wild Fish, “We are happy to provide an adult alternative for adults to celebrate Halloween with great food, special cocktails and wonderful music with the Lighthouse Jazz Quartet. Come in costume…or not! It will be a frightfully fun evening together!”

For more information or for reservations, go to wild-fish.com or call (831) 373-8523.


About Wild Fish 

The culinary mission of Wild Fish is to provide “Inspired, organic, and imaginatively prepared food.” Owned by Liz and Kelvin Jacobs, originally from New Orleans and London respectively, Wild Fish is dedicated to providing 100% local and organic innovative cuisine. The restaurant provides wild fish so local, that they actually put the name of the fisherman and fishing vessel on the menu. Their menu is sourced several times a week from local fisherman, farmers, and foragers. Since their catch and crops can vary, their menu does too. By focusing on offering just amazing seafood dishes, their kitchen has no cross-contamination and their more than a decade of experience creating unique fresh seafood recipes pays off in creating a special dining experience again and again.

As the Jacobs explain, “We take pride in offering the freshest fish available each day and our expertise with preparing local West Coast fish for over a decade creates the optimal flavors in each of the dishes. Our seafood and organic produce don’t travel far to get to our kitchen and onto your plate. Whether you enjoy classics like fish and chips or are looking for a culinary adventure like spicy grilled octopus, everything is better fresh. Our food is procured, prepared and presented with love in a warm and inviting atmosphere for both lunch and dinner, 365 days a year.  We enjoy being a popular neighborhood restaurant that also attracts diners from all over the world who appreciate our concept and enjoy a restaurant that features the freshest seafood and organic produce on our innovative menu.”

They add, “By serving only fish, we are in a great position to ask our local suppliers for by-catch. We don’t just serve mainstream fish like cod, salmon and halibut, we get in off-the-beaten-path specials like sardines, anchovies, sanddabs, cockles, geoducks, whelks, rock crabs, spot prawns and more! Instead of shipping local fish off to discerning markets worldwide, we feel the concept of natural heritage is to be celebrated! That fish is YOUR fish! It should be on YOUR table – not only frozen and shipped out to Japan, New York or wherever. It is fished outside your door down there in the bay, it should be on your table.”

 By working closely with only local purveyors and harvesting provisions from right outside their door, it’s become a personal mission for the Jacobs to procure and serve only the finest, sustainable ingredients. They explain that it is about being resourceful and taking in the bounty of the earth, a healthy rebellion against the reign of processed food.

The Jacobs know that the California Coast is a prime spot for resources, and acting on tradition, nothing goes to waste. They are constantly pushing artistic boundaries, satisfying appetites and intriguing the senses. The key is employing new seasonal ingredients and implementing new elements. Their dishes incorporate piquant flavors, exceptional techniques and impeccable pairings.

Wild Fish is open for lunch and dinner with an evolving menu based on the local finds their chef discovers at the nearby seafood and farmers markets. Raw ingredients are purchased directly from the supplier and then their world-class kitchen cleans and prepares the ingredients. Only hours after receiving the ingredients, lunch or dinner are served, providing diners with the freshest and most flavorful menu offerings. Wild Fish features local California wine and two French champagnes as well as Port from Portugal, Whisky from Scotland and beer from the Marina, CA-based English Ales Brewery.

The Jacobs enjoy live music and in fact, moved to Monterey due to their love of jazz. Years ago, Kelvin formerly was in the music industry, including owning a record store in Soho in the West End of London.

If customers come to dine at Wild Fish on a Friday night, they’ll experience fabulous music from the Lighthouse Jazz Quartet, headed up by the legendary Bob Phillips, who invites his top musician friends to perform, creating a great night out in Downtown Pacific Grove.

Liz Jacobs, a tenured food writer, believes that food transforms people. Her husband, Kelvin, agrees and has been an award-winning chef. They originally relocated to the United States from Devon, England, where the couple previously owned and operated a successful restaurant and inn.

They opened their first Wild Fish Restaurant in Little River in Mendocino County in 2011 and closed it in 2021. They opened Wild Fish Pacific Grove in 2018 and both local and visiting seafood lovers have become loyal repeat customers. In fact, many of their former Mendocino customers make a point of coming by to dine at their newer Pacific Grove location.

Wild Fish’s inviting and warm space just a few blocks from the Monterey Bay offers seafood enthusiasts a charming neighborhood destination. They have a spacious heated parklet and also have a private dining area for groups of up to 24 people at lunch or dinner for meetings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Wild Fish is open daily at 545 Lighthouse Avenue in Downtown Pacific Grove from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm for lunch and 5:00 pm -9:00 pm weeknights and 5:00 pm -9:30 pm on weekends.

For more information or for reservations, go to wild-fish.com or call (831) 373-8523.