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Corkscrew Cafe Carmel Valley

Jim Jun 27, 2006 02:12 AM

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.


  1. m
    Moka Jun 27, 2006 08:43 PM

    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. v
      violet beauregarde Jun 27, 2006 10:34 PM

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

      1. j
        Jim Jun 28, 2006 02:27 AM

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

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        1. re: Jim
          Carb Lover Jun 28, 2006 03:30 AM

          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
            Amuse Bouches Jul 3, 2006 06:02 PM

            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.

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