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Jun 27, 2006 02:12 AM

Corkscrew Cafe Carmel Valley

I'll be in Carmel next month and this little cafe sounds interesting. I'd appreciate feedback from anyone who's been there and recommendations on what not to miss from the menu.


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  1. You're right on track. You pretty much can't go wrong there. But if they offer the Mexican prawn cocktail, start with that. Their halibut tostada would be a fine main dish. The housemade Georgis rose or Sauvignon Blanc would be a refreshing match, especially if the weather is warm. Sit outside on the patio under the grapevines and enjoy the cherub fountain. Be sure to visit the Georis tasting room/gift shop behind the cafe and check out the gardens. The Georgis winery makes a fine Syrah--I recommend you pick up at least a half bottle of that to enjoy later with some cheese.

    1. Trout. Some Georgis wine. Relax outside and enjoy the Valley.

      1. Thanks so much, I'm looking forward to it.

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        1. re: Jim

          Please report back since I'm interested in hearing more. This place was actually featured on the much-maligned Rachael Ray's show, $40 A Day. It looked charming and the fresh from the garden salad looked delightful.

          1. re: Carb Lover

            It is absolutely charming. In terms of atmosphere, one of the pleasantest places I've eaten -- a nice little patio hung with grapevines. And the food is very good Central coast California food with an Italian twist -- lots of local produce and grilled items. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a stop.