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First anniversary dinner in Carmel

cashley Aug 13, 2012 06:57 PM

I'm looking for a restaurant in Carmel to celebrate my first anniversary.
We're staying at the Tickled Pink Inn. We like good food and wine, but don't want anything pretentious. Just a cozy ambiance and hospitable service. Thanks for the recs!

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    cashley Aug 21, 2012 07:53 AM

    What about Andre's Bouchee Bistro and Wine Bar? Has anyone eaten there recently?

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    1. re: cashley
      PattyC Aug 21, 2012 08:48 AM

      There's a recent review of Bouchee in this thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/780198

    2. AntarcticWidow Aug 14, 2012 10:51 PM

      What about Mission Ranch Restaurant? Had a lovely dinner with my husband and in-laws not too long ago. Great ambiance, outdoor seating (weather permitting) with a view overlooking the lagoon. I had an affair with my sea scallops - nothing has compared ever since.


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        Bruce in SLO Aug 14, 2012 04:52 PM

        I recommend Anton & Michel in Carmel.
        Romantic and wonderful food.
        See: http://www.antonandmichel.com/antonmi...

        1. letsindulge Aug 14, 2012 10:08 AM

          Pacific's Edge @ The Highland's Inn. Have drinks & watch the sunset. The food & view are excellent.

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            PolarBear Aug 14, 2012 02:52 PM

            When were you last there? Reviews of the food have not been so kind since Rick Edge left.

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              letsindulge Aug 14, 2012 09:58 PM

              2009 was the last time I dined @ PE. Don't know about Chef Rick Edge. Might you be mistaken? Mark Ayers was the EC and a founding member of the Masters of Food and Wine events. BTW current EC Mark Bolton has quite the lineage himself including Bernardus Lodge, and Marinus Restaurant, and Quail Lodge. For a special occasion it's a total package IMO.

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                PolarBear Aug 15, 2012 07:19 AM

                It's quite possible, I was just recalling past comments on the board and the time frame eludes me. Would love to hear any recent reports.

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                  PattyC Aug 15, 2012 08:16 AM

                  We dined at Pacific's Edge a little over a year ago and while the view was spectacular, we weren't impressed with the food. My rec for fine dining would be Aubergine.

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            washburner Aug 14, 2012 09:43 AM

            Christopher's ! Also, here's a blog of Monterey Peninsula restaurants: montereyfoodie.com

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