Dinner in Carmel [moved from SF Bay board]
I recommend L'Auberge Carmel for a super fine dining experience. Plan on at least 2-3 hours of multi-course beautifully presented and cooked food. Owner David Fink and Chef Walter Manzke also head up Bouchee restaurant on Mission in Carmel. Another good one. Some locals and most tourists like Casanova restaurant in dowtown Carmel for a quite "romantic" evening but the two already mentioned restaurants blow Casanova away.