Welcome

Welcome to Taste of Carmel, a sampling of the bohemian culture which was first found in and around Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in the early 1900’s and which is very much alive today. Taste of Carmel will be your gateway to exploring a quaint coastal village with world-class dining and top-rated wines while uncovering your own bohemian side.

Over a long weekend, Taste of Carmel features local food and wine; live music; outdoor activities; culinary education and experiences; a silent auction showcasing area restaurants, inns and boutique goods; all set in an ancient forest near a white sand beach.

Presented by

  Union Bank

Mission 007: Shaken Not Stirred is Sponsored by

Union Bank, Inns by the Sea, The Pine Inn, Alain Pinel Realtors, Anne Thull Fine Art Designs, LLC, BMW/Porsche of Monterey, Carmel Pine Cone, Carmel Plaza, Carmel Realty Company, Coldwell Banker Del Monte Realty, Cypress Inn, DMT Imaging, GreenWaste Recovery, Inc., Hayashi Wayland KION TV CBS La Playa Carmel Lester Investment Properties, Monterey County Bank, Monterey County Weekly, Monterey County Herald, The Crossroads Carmel, Wells Fargo, KAZU, Casino by the Sea, Glastonbury Audio Visual Event Specialist, Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group, Geisler3, Bruno's Market, Pure Water, and Signworks Monterey

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For more photos please visit DMT Imaging's website.

Events & Tickets

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Wine Walk-by-the-Sea™ Passports

Wine Walk-by-the-Sea™ Passports

The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea™ is pleased to offer the Wine Tasting Passport for $65 which provides tasters with a Wine Walk flight at their choice of any 9 of 14 tasting rooms as part of a self-paced stroll to participating tasting rooms within a few blocks of each other on both sides of Ocean Ave. The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea™ Wine Tasting Passport does not expire and can be used throughout Taste of Carmel or any time thereafter. The Wine Tasting Passport is available for purchase at the Carmel Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on San Carlos between 5th & 6th in Carmel-by-the-Sea or online on the Chamber of Commerce website.

Cost: $65 per person

Purchase at Carmel Visitor Center, San Carlos & 6th

Thursday, October 1, 2015




MISSION 007: SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
6 to 9 pm at the Carmel Mission

Sample local cuisine from top area restaurants while you sip Monterey County wines, all showcased in the historic Carmel Mission Courtyard. Dance to a crowd-favorite, The Money Band, and then take a break from the festivities to bid on silent auction items ranging from restaurant specials to boutique goods. Get in the spirit and dress in your best secret agent outfit, anything goes!

Cost: $80 per person through September 27, 2015 and $95 after.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.




Food by: 400° Gourmet Burgers & Fries, Affina, Allegro Pizzeria, Andre's Bouchee Bistro & Wine Bar, Anton & Michel, Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, The Barnyard Shopping Village Carmel, Basil Seasonal Dining, The Brittle Lady, Cantinetta Luca, Erik's Deli, Esteban Restaurant, The Grill on Ocean Avenue, Kara's Cupcakes, Lafayette, Lugano Swiss Bistro, Lula's Chocolates, Namu, Nielsen Bros. Market & Wine Shop, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Paris Bakery, Pieces of Heaven Fine Chocolates, The Quail & Olive, Rio Grill, Terry's Restaurant & Lounge - Cypress Inn, Village Corner Restaurant

Beverages by: Albatross Ridge, Alexander-Smith by Paraiso, Alvarado Street Brewery, Bernardus Winery, Big Sur Vineyards, Blair Estate, Caraccioli Cellars, Carmel Road Winery, Cima Collina Winery, Dawn's Dream Winery, DeTierra Vineyards, Figge Cellars, Folk Tale Winery, Galante Vineyards, Hahn Family Wines, Hale Kai Lana, Manzoni Cellars, McIntyre Vineyards, Inc., Morgan Winery, Peter B's Brewpub Shale Canyon Wines, Silvestri Vineyards, Scheid Vineyards, Windy Oaks Estate Ventana Vineyards

Friday, October 2, 2015


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"17 Mile Drive" Bike Tour & Wine Walk
9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Starting at Devendorf Park you will take a leisurely 7-9 mile ride with shuttle along the 17 Mile Drive to the Pebble Beach Lodge. From there you will be shuttled back to Devendorf Park for lunch provided by Brunos. Following lunch you will enjoy wine tastings at de Tierra, Caraccioli Cellars and Figge Cellars. Provided by Bay Bikes.

Cost: $135-Hybrid or $155-E-Bike per person



Carmel Food Tour
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Three – hour guided walking, cultural, tasting tour through downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea; History, architectural highlights, and culture combined with tasting stops that include Carmel’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. Vist carmelfoodtour.com for more information on the tour.

Cost: $69 per person

Monterey Movie Tour

Monterey Movie Tour
12:30 - 4 pm

This fascinating two-tours-in-one outing features both magnificent landscapes and blockbuster scenes from some 200 movies filmed across the Monterey Peninsula. Winding through Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel, this scenic tour also stops along the stunning 17-MILE DRIVE® in Pebble Beach. The three-hour adventure takes place aboard our multimedia Theater-On-Wheels® – a customized luxury motor coach with high-back seats, overhead video screens and personal headsets. As you glide past sites made famous on the big screen, you'll hear behind-the-scenes stories of Hollywood glamour. Vist montereymovietours.com for more information

Cost: $40 per person



Dinner

Hunt & Catch: A Local Winemaker’s Dinner
Presented by Caraccioli Cellars and Cantinetta Luca
6 - 9 pm at Seventh & Dolores

The evening will begin with a bubbles reception featuring Caraccioli’s award-winning, ‘Best in the US’ 07 Brut Cuvee, which will be accompanied with passed seasonal bites. Executive Chef Jason Balestrieri will guide you through a culinary tour showcasing the finest ingredients from both Monterey Peninsula’s land and sea. Each locally inspired course will be carefully paired with Caraccioli’s acclaimed Santa Lucia Highland’s wines. The event will take place in the elegantly redesigned space at Seventh and Dolores and organized in conjunction with Taste of Carmel and Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest. Purchase your tickets, space is limited.

Menu

Passed Stuzzichini
Crostini di Stagione
Small bites dictated by the season
Paired with
Caraccioli Cellars Brut Cuvee

Insalata
Local Greens, Monterey Bay Fluke, Heirloom Tomatoes, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Paired with
Caraccioli Cellars 2011 Chardonnay

Pasta Fatta in Casa
Mezzanini Verde al Ragù di Cinghiale
Housemade Pasta, Stewed Wild Boar
Paired with
Caraccioli Cellars 2010 Pinot Noir

Main Course
Beef “Brasato"
Braised Corral de Tierra Cattle Co. Grass Finished Shortrib, Organic Root Vegetable Gratin, Gremolata
Paired with
Caraccioli Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir

Dolce
White Chocolate Panna Cotta
Local Berries
Paired with
Caraccioli Cellars Brut Rosé

Cost: $135 per person





Saturday, October 3, 2015




Carmel Food Tour
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Three – hour guided walking, cultural, tasting tour through downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea; History, architectural highlights, and culture combined with tasting stops that include Carmel’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. Vist carmelfoodtour.com for more information on the tour.

Cost: $69 per person

Monterey Movie Tour

Monterey Movie Tour
12:30 - 4 pm

This fascinating two-tours-in-one outing features both magnificent landscapes and blockbuster scenes from some 200 movies filmed across the Monterey Peninsula. Winding through Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel, this scenic tour also stops along the stunning 17-MILE DRIVE® in Pebble Beach. The three-hour adventure takes place aboard our multimedia Theater-On-Wheels® – a customized luxury motor coach with high-back seats, overhead video screens and personal headsets. As you glide past sites made famous on the big screen, you'll hear behind-the-scenes stories of Hollywood glamour. Vist montereymovietours.com for more information

Cost: $40 per person



Sunday, October 4, 2015


Enjoy Carmel-by-the-Sea!

Use this day to learn more about beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. Have lunch at a local restaurant that piqued your interest, take advantage of the Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea™ passport or explore downtown.

Auctions

What could be more fun than a game of chance when fantastic trips, goods, products and experiences are the prizes? Taste of Carmel brings the auction excitement to you in two ways – online and silent. Pick your favorite ways to play and let the fun begin!

Online Auction

Splendid items from premier locations will be available for lucky bidders during the online portion of Taste of Carmel. Have fun outbidding someone from another part of the US and then relish in the fact that you were the winner!



Silent Auction

Local establishments are showcasing themselves through an auction over the course of the evening. There will be plenty of time to linger and select your favorite items while enjoying the delicious food and wine offerings.

Plan Your Trip

Monterey Regional Airport is literally minutes away from Carmel and has both direct and connecting flights from all over the country. Carmel is within a few minutes proximity of the rest of the Monterey Peninsula and is an easy drive from most of California. The Carmel Visitor Center can provide you with ideas on lodging and other things to do on your trip or you can sample the itineraries below based on your muse.

Stay In Carmel

Staying in Carmel-by-the-Sea is a romantic and relaxing experience. You can park your car and walk to the beach, shopping, dining and wine tasting. The inns range from 4 to 80 rooms and most have breakfast included in the stay.




Dine In Carmel

Carmel has world-class dining establishments featuring world-renowned chefs all within walking distances of one another so you can have an amazing culinary experience day after day! Regardless of your budget, tasting the good life is easy to do in Carmel!