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Sgee Apr 3, 2013 12:50 AM

Heading to Carmel for the weekend, last time I was there was back in 2005.

What are best bets for restaurants these days - Aubergine, Marinus, others?

Thanks in advance.

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    Sgee Apr 9, 2013 10:11 AM

    Couple of other notable mentions for pastries during my trip:

    - Pastisserie Bechler - service was not great though
    - Parker-Lusseau - better of the two.

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      Sgee Apr 9, 2013 06:46 AM

      We ended up at Aubergine, we had the tasting menu and thought it was very good! One of my better meals of late. Don't have many (if any) restaurants of this style in LA.

      Also dined at Bouchee, not recommended. Went there by accident. The scallop and veal entree was one of the worst I've had in a long time.

      Thanks again for the input.

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        PattyC Apr 9, 2013 07:51 AM

        Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the warning about Bouchee.

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        PattyC Apr 3, 2013 05:51 AM

        I had another excellent meal at Aubergine last week. Haven't been to Marinus. Are you looking for casual dining too? If so, my current favorites are La Balena, Mundaka and Basil.

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          Leely2 Apr 4, 2013 01:02 PM

          I dined with Patty and her husband at Aubergine (my first time) the other week and it was indeed delicious.

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