The restaurants and specialty food shops visited vary, however we always choose a good variety to explore for each tour.
The restaurants and shops visited for tastings may include:
Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro – Mixed fermentation brewery with leveled-up pub fare.
Anton & Michel – Modern European with signature tableside service.
Cafe Carmel – Mouthwatering baked goods, all prepared on-site.
Caraccioli Cellars – Elegant, local winery specializing in sparkling wines.
Carmel Honey Company – Raw, unfiltered honey from a company started by a 5th grader.
Dutch Door Donuts – Homer Simpson would trample a crowd for these fresh donuts.
La Balena – Tuscan-style, hearty, fresh menu with simple ingredients that feed your soul.
La Playa Hotel (Bud’s) – Iconic hotel with beautiful views and traditional bar lounge with unique nuances.
Lula’s Chocolates – Locally made confections, family-owned for more than 100 years.
Mission Bistro – This history-rich location is warm, charming, and above all cozy. With local sources, they serve what is fresh and seasonal.
Nielsen’s Market – One of Carmel’s oldest businesses, with everything from the finest wines to fresh-grilled sandwiches at lunch.
Promesa Carmel – Tapas kitchen with a passionate, creative chef and eclectic Spanish wines.
Social Hour Carmel – Unique retail store that puts a twist on the cocktail experience.
The Nut Hut – Organic and locally prepared nuts (and fruits) in the best varieties and flavors.