Best of 2011: Marinus at Bernardus Lodge (Carmel Valley, CA)

California inspired cuisine is served in a warm, rustic setting at this Carmel Valley, California, dining destination.

The Lodge epitomizes the rustic warmth of wine country style—sumptuous, cozy rooms complete with every conceivable amenity; massive stone fireplaces both indoors and out; gracious gardens and vineyards on view from every window; and world-class food and wines at Marinus. Many ingredients for Chef Cal Stamenov’s “California Natural Cuisine” come from surrounding gardens, orchards and vineyards.

Destination Bottles:

Pisoni 2005 Estate Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands)
Jean-Louis Chave 1985 Hermitage (Rhône)
Domaine Leroy 1962 La Romanée

Wine Director Mark Jensen’s wine list focuses on reds from small producers worldwide.

For more information about this Carmel Valley, CA, restaurant, click here.

For another Central California restaurant, visit Manresa.

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