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Dine Divine: Carmel-By-The-Sea

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It’s been said that Carmel-By-The-Sea, California has more fine restaurants per capita than any spot on earth. When you walk the quaint streets of this charming city, you’ll become a believer as well. Some restaurants feature longtime celebrity chefs and others are relative newcomers. Most restauranteurs take advantage of the abundance of fresh California fruits, vegetables and beef, bringing the farm to fork concept to life. Through 2016, Carmel is celebrating its centennial anniversary with the big festivities in October. 

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It’s been said that Carmel-By-The-Sea, California has more fine restaurants per capita than any spot on earth. When you walk the quaint streets of this charming city, you’ll become a believer as well. Some restaurants feature longtime celebrity chefs and others are relative newcomers. Most restauranteurs take advantage of the abundance of fresh California fruits, vegetables and beef, bringing the farm to fork concept to life. Through 2016, Carmel is celebrating its centennial anniversary with the big festivities in October. 


Take a Stroll


Carmel is only one square mile, so you’ll feel comfortable meandering through the lovely streets. With 46 special pathways that go through hidden alcoves, be like the locals and take the shortcuts. Make sure you pick up a copy of The Carmel Pine Cone.    

 

Gael Gallagher’s Carmel Walking Tour is a great way to see the town’s highlights. Is that the Eastwood building?  Did Van Gogh really eat at this table? Einstein and Dali were here? Gallagher tells all. CarmelWalks.com

 

Walk and Wine with Carmel Food Tours


Thankfully, there’s lots of walking on this culinary experience as you visit seven of Carmel’s special eateries. Highlights include Casanova Restaurant with its excellent gnocchi and Van Gogh’s table; Trio Carmel 
featuring specialty olive oils and vinegars, tasty over ice cream; Figge’s Cellars for wine and Lula’s Chocolates, the perfect finale. Or, go with their “Gimme a Break-Fast Tour” from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sample the house favorites and come back for the whole enchilada. CarmelFoodTour.com. 
For a $10 tasting at each of nine tasting rooms, buy the Carmel WINE WALK passports for $65 at the Carmel Visitor Center.

 


Dining Extraordinaire



From casual to upscale, Carmel offers a range of restaurants 
to satisfy every palate. Here are a few recommendations:

 

Mundaka – This tapas restaurant is fun and funky with 
Spanish-influenced cuisine. Try the marcona almonds 
and assorted Mediterranean olives for starters. The paella 
varies daily and is heavenly with the best Sangria in town.

 

For more than three decades, Anton & Michel has been 
a Carmel classic, serving fresh, creative California cuisine 
highlighted with spectacular flambé desserts. Go with the 
wild mushroom risotto and rack of lamb with citrus-port 
sauce as you look out at the sparkling “Court of the 
Fountains.”

 

Pepe’s Vesuvio serves authentic Southern Italian cuisine 
made from his family’s traditional recipes. Start with their 
artichoke lollipops (fresh from the nearby artichoke 
capital of the world), certified Angus steaks or classic 
pastas. Add a glass of wine from the Pepe Winery 
which combines Italian traditions with Napa-style 
winemaking.

 


Oh, and Carmel Beach


Lest one forget, there is the beautiful azure beach just a 
few blocks down. Dogs run off leash, warming fires are
allowed during the week and there’s a myriad of water 
sports to suit your fancy. Walking back to my hotel at night with 
the gentle ocean breezes blowing, I felt renewed and 
uplifted. That’s the magic of Carmel.  



Web: CarmelCalifornia.org, StayinCarmel.org

 

Photos courtesy of CarmelCalifornia.org 

 

By Mira Temkin

 

May 26, 2016

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