48 edible MONTEREY BAY WINTER 2016 CARMEL 400° Gourmet Burgers & Fries Corner of Mission and Seventh 831.244.0040 • www.400degrees.com Mouthwatering burgers and fries are housemade daily at this casual and fun Carmel eatery. Using locally sourced produce whenever possible, chef-manager Christian Morando has created a build-your-own burger menu to allow for pairings like a Kobe beef patty with sriracha mustard and peppered bacon. Signature sandwiches and salads are also available. Choose from the large selection of artisanal beers and wines; the milkshakes go perfectly with the clean and contemporary ’50s diner vibe of the restaurant. Open Su– 11:30am–8pm, F–Sa 11:30am–8:30pm. Andre’s Bouchee Mission Street between Ocean and Seventh avenues 831.626.7880 • www.andresbouchee.com Chef Benoit Petel aims to use the best seasonal and local ingredients in the creative French cuisine he prepares at this warm and elegant restaurant in downtown Carmel. Standouts include Monterey abalone with gnocchi, wild mushrooms and seaweed; a tartine with bone marrow, snails, mushrooms, black radishes and bee balm; and a classic duck confit with lentils. Produce when possible comes from local farms, including Swank Farms and Coke Farm. Open daily 5:30–9:30pm, F–Su noon– 2pm. Aubergine Monte Verde at Seventh • 831.624.8578 www.auberginecarmel.com Located within the romantic L’Auberge Carmel, a visit to Aubergine feels like a trip to Europe. Executive chef Justin Cogley was named one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs of 2013 and has been nominated multiple times for a James Beard award and it’s no wonder—he’s an eloquent and imaginative interpreter of fine seasonal ingredients. Pastry chef Yulanda Santos delights with stunning and inventive desserts. Open daily 6–9:30pm. Basil Seasonal Dining San Carlos Street between Ocean and Seventh avenues (Paseo Courtyard) 831.626.8226 • www.basilcarmel.com “Organic, local and seasonal” are not just buzzwords at Basil. is cozy restaurant in the Paseo Courtyard was awarded three stars from the national Green Restaurant Association. General manager/owner Denis Boaro and chef/owner Soerke Peters turn out intensely flavorful dishes and provide a full bar with a great selection of California wines. Many vegan entrées available. Heated, dog-friendly outdoor seating. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30am, Su brunch 11am–3pm. California Market at Pacific’s Edge Hyatt Carmel Highlands 120 Highlands Drive 831.620.1234 • www.pacificsedge.com Enjoy sustainable, locally sourced farm-to-table fare prepared by executive chef Chad Minton’s team while dining on the outdoor deck overlooking unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Dine indoors next to the expansive windows and gaze at the rugged beauty of the Big Sur coastline. In addition to the à la carte menus, they offer exciting daily specials, craft cocktails and the very best California wines. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016
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