Located in the ultra-luxurious L’Auberge Carmel (of Relaix & Chateaux fame), Aubergine is just the type of restaurant you want to settle into after a day of exploring Carmel-by-the-Sea. With only nine tables in the main dining room, and a 2,500-bottle wine cellar focusing on French and Monterey County wines, intimacy and excellence are the undoubted stars of Aubergine, a James Beard Foundation Semifinalist. Chef Justin Cogley puts his signature touch on a finely crafted assortment of California-inspired and locally sourced dishes. Two set menu options (prix fixe with optional cheese pairing and a chef’s tasting menu) are offered nightly and change daily to showcase the best seasonal ingredients. Cogley’s savory entrées pair perfectly with the sweet treats prepared by skilled pastry chef Ron Mendoza.
Dining in Carmel – Monterey Convention and Visitors Bureau