If you’re heading over to Carmel for tonight’s tree lighting at Devendorf Park, be sure to stop into La Balena Cucina Toscana for a sip of wine. From 5:00 to 7:00, they’re offering complimentary wine tasting. While you’re there, sample some of chef Salvatore Panzuto’s delicious rustic Italian cuisine. From small bites to big plates, he’s making a splash at La Balena, quickly climbing my list of the best Italian food in town!
La Balena Cocina Toscana is on Junipero Avenue, between Fifth and Sixth, in Carmel. 831-250-6295. labalenacarmel.com.