Hotel Del Monte's dining room was elegant in all respects.
It served wines bottled by Simi Vineyards for Hotel Del Monte.
Artist Jo Mora designed elegant menu covers that told the story of "the pageant of history" in Monterey.
And famous guest such as Fannie Hurst and Rube Goldberg contributed recipes to a 1936 cookbook.
It remained a dining room during the war but served hundreds on aviation cadets and sailors in quick meals. (Above) Del Monte Pre-Flight School aviation cadets. (Below) Room set up for the Naval Training School Del Monte with the commanding officer's table in front of the fountain.
It was renamed the Barbara McNitt Ballroom in 1972.