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Anton and Michel Carmel By The Sea

Anton and Michel Carmel By The Sea

Anton & Michel   Fine Dining in Carmel By The Sea

    During our stay in Carmel By The Sea our hosts at Hofsas House recommended (and arranged our reservation) to visit Anton & Michel for dinner. We were in for a pleasant surprise and some very good food. Offering up California Cuisine and award winning wines, it is a perfect option for a full meal or small bites with a cocktails. 

Recently renovated in 2013, the space is warm and inviting with the earth tones and natural materials usage. The restaurant has floor to ceiling glass that allows an unobstructed view out to their fountain which creates a very lovely focal point to the space. Smaller more intimate spaces are created with columns wrapped in stone and finished with glass keeping the flow of the rooms visually clear while adding more private areas for diners. 

Winner of the AWARD of EXCELLENCE Dining Category 2013 Carmel Chamber of Commerce

Winner of the AWARD of EXCELLENCE Dining Category 2013 Carmel Chamber of Commerce

We started our evening off with a Hawaiian Tuna Tartar appetizer with avocado, soy-citrus dressing, wasabi cream, sesame crackers. It was light, fresh and full of flavor. A perfect starter to our meal and a hint as to what was to follow.

Hawaiian Tuna Tartar

Hawaiian Tuna Tartar

Since we were on the coast I opted for the Grilled Prawns which were a special for the evening. They were served on a Basil Fettuccine with mushrooms, oven roasted tomatoes and garnished with scallions. The prawns were cook to perfection!

Anton & Michel

My husband loves duck so his dinner selection was a given. The Maple Leaf Duck Breast was cooked med rare in a sun dried cherry sauce and was accompanied with grilled asparagus, roasted peppers, sweet potato and a green onion mash. It was nothing short of amazing!

The Maple Leaf Duck Breast cooked med rare and oh so tender!

The Maple Leaf Duck Breast cooked med rare and oh so tender!

Looking over the dessert menu I had to get something. If it was half as good as our entrees I knew it would be great. The Lemon Tarte with crème chantilly was calling my name, light and full of flavor, it was the perfect finish to our meal.

The Lemon Tarte 

The Lemon Tarte 

I love when a restaurant gets it right, from the interior decor to the service right down to the food. It truly makes for a total experience and Anton & Michel has that. Congrats on the recent remodel, amazing menu and for standing out in a city known for it's amazing dining choices. 

For more information on this award winning restaurant, hours and current menu offerings please visit them at the link below.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

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