After a stellar run at Pasadena’s Langham Huntington hotel, executive chef Craig Strong brings his considerable talents to Montage resort’s ocean-view fine-dining venue. The bluff-top, Craftsman-style bungalow offers wraparound Pacific vistas. And Strong’s elegant menu celebrates the seasons with modern French cooking using premium California goods from artisan purveyors. The nightly chef’s tasting menu and a notable wine collection add to the élan at this posh pick for ultimate occasions.