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Welcome to Carmel-by-the-Sea &
Carmel Valley - California, USA

The Tuck Box English Tea Room Table for two Carmel Mission
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Carmel-by-the-Sea - the Village:

Cantinetta Luca, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA.

Cantinetta LucaA great Italian country style restaurant with a modern flair in the heart of Carmel. A wood fired pizza oven is the signature cooking style that not only produces great pizzas but other dishes are cooked there as well. Already a local favorite, this restaurant provides superb food in a great environment.
One & 1/2 Flute Rating.


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Hotel L'Auberge Carmel****, Carmel-by-the-sea, California, USA.

L'Auberge CarmelL’Auberge Carmel, a member of the prestigious International Relais & Château Hotel group, is located on a quiet street in the heart of Carmel. It is a charming, romantic, small luxury inn with a European country character coupled with European professional service and to round things off a superb young American chef Justin Cogley producing some of the best cuisine in California (see Aubergine below).

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Aubergine Restaurant, Hotel L'Auberge Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, California, USA.

l'auberge restaurantA world class chef in Justin Cogley exciting and fun cuisine explores new inlets in the culinary sea. Set in a tiny, romantic, 42-seat restaurant in Hotel L'Augerge Carmel on a quiet street in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Three Flute Rating..





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The Cypress Inn**** & "Terry's" Restaurant, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Exeterior Cypress InnA true original, this charming old world, Mediterranean & Moorish style inn welcomes your canine family members and provides a warm and comfortable stay at any time of year. A huge The Cypress Innfire place when it is cool; a cool courtyard when it is hot. Centrally located it is a perfect spot toexplore the village. And recently they have opened a marvelous restaurant "Terry's" servicing light and excellent food. Enjoy our "Join us for Dinner" video and a video presenttion by Executive Chef Jonathan Bagley.

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Horizon/Ocean Inns***, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Horizon/Ocean InnsTwo inns with same ownership but different styles. Both pleasant, family hostelries with comforts. Horizon Inn with California stucco style, views over ocean but no pets. Ocean Inn - old fashion "cottagy" feel, fireplaces and pet friendly.


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The Tuck Box, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California USA

Tuck BoxA Carmel landmark, in an English country cottage, they serve "nursery" food - Scottish scones, jams, hot oat meal, steak pies, meatloaf. Great breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. Very popular so arrive early especially for breakfast. Lines form well in advance and the seating is limited.

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Carmel Valley:

Quail Lodge & Golf Club ****, Carmel Valley, CA, USA

Quail LodgeLocated in the heart of the Carmel Valley, California, on the sunny side of Carmel-by-the-Sea on the spectacular Monterey Peninsula, the Lodge is approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco and 330 miles north of Los Angeles. It reopened in April 2013 following an extensive renovation of its guest accommodations and public spaces. As well as the world class golf course, it is a lovely inn and hotel that includes 77 guest rooms and 14 suites. The decor is a combination of clean, modern, frills free clarity and Kale Salad"Craftsman" furniture. It sports hardwood floors and most rooms and all the suites have their own a balcony or patio.

A great new chef, Ken MacDonald, world traveler but once from Scotland, has joined the kitchen and is producing superbly garden fresh cuisine at "Edgar's" the restaurant.

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The Corkscrew Café, Carmel Valley, California USA

Corkscrew CafeGreat new find in Carmel Valley Village. Italian, French and California blend that sits very comfortable on the palate. South of the border ambiance. New Executive Chef Anna Marie Bayonito has brought a fading menu back to full strength with her talent and sophisticated cuisine. Great wines from owner winery owned by the family Georis.
One and a half Flute Rating.


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Tickle Pink Inn, nr Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Tickle Pink InnOne of the best hotel views over the Pacific in a charming, hillside hotel just a bit further south on the coast from Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf, all rooms with sea views. No restaurant, but expansive Continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese. Some rooms and suites with fireplaces.


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