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edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016

www.ediblemontereybay.com 49 Cantinetta Luca Dolores street and Ocean avenue 831.625.6500 • www.cantinettaluca.com Prepared in the Tuscan tradition, using the freshest and simplest ingredients sourced locally or imported from Italy, this authentic Italian eatery serves housemade breads, pastas and sauces, hand-cut premium meats and antipasti with chef Christopher Vacca’s artisanal salume. Guests are served in an atmosphere of warm tones and dark woods, which invites lingering over a second glass of wine or another bite of tiramisu, apple crostata or cheese. Open Su– 11:30am–9pm, F–Sa 11:30am– 10pm. Carmel Belle Doud Craft Studios San Carlos street at Ocean avenue 831.624.1600 • www.carmelbelle.com is bright, airy restaurant is a favorite gathering place for anyone looking for a casual atmosphere and a stellar breakfast, lunch or dinner. e chefs here source only the best local and organic ingredients for their seasonally driven menu. Sign up online to receive Belle’s pop-up calendar and to hear about its special events. Enjoy your meal next to the fire pit or take advantage of the curbside pickup service to take it home. Open W– Su 8am–8pm, M–Tu 8am– 5pm. Earthbound Farm’s Farm Stand Organic Kitchen 7250 Carmel Valley Road • 831.625.6219 www.ebfarm.com/ourstory At its Carmel Valley Farm Stand, Earthbound Farm’s certified organic kitchen delights with housemade soups, sandwiches, baked goods and a vibrant salad bar. Experience picturesque Carmel Valley as you stroll through Earthbound’s organic gardens and learn about its pioneering local heritage and commitment to organic integrity. Food is available for take-away or a relaxing afternoon at tables in the gardens. Groceries also are available for replenishing your pantry. Watch Facebook for special events and classes! Open M–Sa 8am– 6:30pm, Su 9am–5:30pm. Il Grillo Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues 831.238.9608 • www.ilgrillocarmel.com e intent behind this sister restaurant to Carmel’s popular La Balena is to create a more casual spot where diners can gather for a glass of wine, simple pastas and small plates. Enjoy a housemade Italian cookie or dessert after your meal, or put in an order to bring some treats home. Prices are also lower than at La Balena, but the same chef is creating the dishes, so expect impeccable sourcing and delicious results. Garden seating available. Open M–F 11:30am–9pm, Sa 5–9pm. La Balena Junipero street between Fifth and Sixth avenues 831.250.6295 • www.labalenacarmel.com Winner of EMB’s 2014 Local Heroes award for Best Chef/Best Restaurant, La Balena has a seasonal menu that changes daily but always expresses an inventive take on the rustic food of a Tuscan trattoria. e outstanding culinary team sources ingredients from local organic farms and prepares the restaurant’s pastas and lowcooked meats from scratch daily. Owners Anna and Emanuele Bartolini have created an excellent Italian wine list and a warm, inviting atmosphere, complete with back garden seating. Open Tu–Su 5–10pm.


edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016
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