This charming bistro is reminiscent of the south of France, with its warm, sunny yellow walls, spacious flower-rimmed patio and outdoor fireplace. A long-time local favorite, it is truly the essence of Carmel: tasteful, charming and lively by day; romantic, exotic and elegant by night. It’s a place where you can sit back and enjoy the pleasures of Carmel that go gently wafting by. Add in the mouth-watering aromas of Euro-Mediterranean and California-style cuisine for a tempting combination.
Appetizers range from sautéd asparagus with morel mushrooms and oyster sauce, to delicious lobster ravioli with tomato-leek compote, or assorted bruschetta on grilled sourdough.
Dinner options include double-garlic chicken with saffron gnocchi and natural juices, filet mignon with spinach mushroom crepe, and authentic Spanish paella for two. For dessert, there is hazelnut chocolate mousse cake – or something equally decadent – and plenty of espresso, cappuccino and latte. Traveling wine aficionados, don’t miss the all-Monterey County wine list, the only one of its kind in the area. Equally sumptuous for breakfast or lunch.