Category Archives: Restaurants

Coming Soon: Bastille Day at Bistro Moulin

This weekend is the annual French fête of Bastille Day, celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution and the birth of modern France. Bistro Moulin is getting in on the festivities, with chef Didier Dutertre preparing a special four-course menu. … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: “Can I Live” dinner at Casanova

On August 5, Carmel’s Casanova restaurant will be hosting a special dinner with chef David Baron and aspiring chef Klaus Georis. The duo is preparing a five-course dinner for the evening, with wines from Carmel Valley’s Talbott Vineyards. Take a … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Ninkasi Beer Dinner at Point Pinos Grill

Pacific Grove’s Point Pinos Grill continues its successful series of beer-pairing dinners next week. On Thursday, July 18, the restaurant will host a dinner with Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company. The evening will start with a reception and passed hors d’oeuvres—Ninkasi’s Cream … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Aubergine hosts a Day with Helmut Dönnhoff

Next Thursday, July 18, Aubergine—the fine-dining restaurant inside L’Auberge Carmel hotel helmed by Food and Wine magazine’s “Best New Chef” Justin Cogley—is hosting legendary Rieseling producer Helmut Dönnhoff. The occasion brings together powerhouses in food and wine—Aubergine’s chef Cogley and … Continue reading

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Savoring the summer harvest

Here on California’s central coast, we’re fortunate to have a great bounty of fruits and vegetables year-round, but it’s during the summer that the best come to harvest. Ripe red tomatoes and sweet summer corn, succulent strawberries and juicy stone … Continue reading

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Summertime showcase

Last weekend, Lilify—the adorable floral shop/home goods boutique on Lighthouse—hosted its second pop-up dinner. Amber Kirpes—kitchen manager at Sierra Mar at Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn—prepared a menu that showcased the best of the summertime harvest here on the Central … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Hashi Hotto Ramen pop-up

When it comes to Japanese cuisine, most diners think of delicate bites of sushi and sashimi. But for me, noodles really steal the spotlight of Japan’s culinary culture. My heart is particularly sold on ramen, with tender egg noodles in … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: van Gogh’s birthday dinner at Casanova

Carmel’s Casanova Restaurant is throwing a birthday party for Vincent van Gogh on March 30. This quaint restaurant actually hosts the very table from the Auberge Ravoux, where van Gogh dined the summer of 1890 before his death. (Visit Van … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Locals for the Locals wine dinner at Restaurant 1833

This week, Restaurant 1833 announced a new series of wine events to lure in locals. I’m always amazed how many locals haven’t tried Restaurant 1833—most think it’s only a spot for spendy special dinners and they’re intimidated by the accolades … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Lilify to host first pop-up dinner

After last month’s successful Valentine’s Day dessert reception, Lilify is taking the plunge into pop-up dinners. This Sunday, March 10, the shop will be converted into a dining room for an intimate dinner experience. Chef Amber Kirpes from Sierra Mar … Continue reading

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