Looking for a gourmet dinner out this Christmas? Check out Aubergine in Carmel:
Celebrate the joys of Christmas at Aubergine where Chefs Justin Cogley and Ron Mendoza will prepare a delicious Christmas menu paired with exquisite wines. This intimate evening is sure to create a memorable holiday.
Aubergine will offer a four-course prix fixe dinner for $89 per person (wine pairings available for an additional $75). Seatings are available from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Call for reservations–831-624-8578–and take a peek at the menu here, or read on below the fold . . .
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner at Aubergine
First course, choice of:
Sunchokes, sake, sea urchin, ice plant
Dungeness crab, heirloom beets, apple, horseradish
Terrine of foie gras, young coconut, candied peanut, roasted banana
(supplement of $18 per person)
Second course, choice of:
Maine lobster, braised fennel, orange, fennel pollen
Roasted butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, shallot, ruffled mustard
Third course, choice of:
Wagyu beef, charred eggplant, barley miso, shiso
Broken Arrow Ranch venison, Pomegranate, coffee, kale
Dover sole, champagne, chestnut, black trumpets
(Supplement of $28 per person)
Dessert, choice of:
Caramelized brioche, roasted quince, apple ice cream
Chocolate pudding, peppermint meringue, dried chocolate mousse