San Francisco Dining: L'Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Chateaux property is located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, one block from Ocean Avenue on Monte Verde Street at Seventh and four blocks from world famous Carmel Beach.
The restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel offers sophisticated modern California cuisine by Executive Chef Justin Cogley. Executive Chef Justin Cogley's and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza's cooking philosophy is built first and foremost on spontaneity. With access to an array of outstanding local products as well as ingredients and artisan purveyors from around the world, Cogley and Mendoza focus on incorporating these elements into their ever-changing menus. The intimate 12-table Aubergine restaurant features an underground wine cellar constructed beneath the inn's courtyard to house the restaurant's 4,500-bottle collection. The wine list features numerous great wines from around the world with a particular focus on wines from Monterey County and France.