Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

April 25, 2009

Nepenthe's 60th Anniversary.

Last night was Nepenthe's 60th Anniversary party. We did an article on the famous Big Sur restaurant's history in the current issue of the Monterey County Weekly.

I wanted to document the party and show off some of the favorite landscapes and local people who have frequented the restaurant and bar over the years.


The Big Sur coast seen from the back patio.


One of the Nepenthe's signature drinks, a Moscow Mule (ginger beer and vodka).


Nepenthe owner Holly Fassett.

The Big Sur coastline.


Robin Burnside (top) and Bill Jobson take in the activities Friday evening. Burnside ran the Phoenix cafe below the restaurant for nearly 10 years.


Four friends sit on the back patio and watch the sunset over the ocean.


Veteran bartender Jerimiah Slate cooks up a few drinks.


Neil Rose has lived in Big Sur for 55 years.


The evening brings a full house to the restaurants top deck.

~ nic

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