Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A favorite...

I mentioned in my post yesterday that I had recently returned from visiting family in California. In addition to some fabulous shopping trips, we managed to go to a few favorite destinations. One of which I will tell you about now.

Tucked between Mission and San Carlos on 5th Street in Carmel is a fabulous romantic eatery called "Casonova Restaurant." This culinary hideaway has become a family favorite over the years. I can't imagine a trip to Carmel or Monterey without a stop at Casanova's. In fact most often our jaunts to Carmel are centered around a meal at this fabulous restaurant.

Old world charm greets you as you arrive...

As charming as the surroundings are, what keeps you coming back time after time is the fabulous food. Warning: You may need to jog around the block a time or two after reviewing these photos. Just casting your eyes upon these delicacies is enough to add a few pounds, but trust me when I say, "It's worth it." As you can tell, their focus is on the rustic, regional cuisine of France and Italy.

And here's a sampling of the desserts we ordered just to tease your taste buds...

And finally, a photo of the "Lavender Flan" they offer on their menu. Lavender never tasted so good...
The moral of this post is... If you're ever in the Carmel/Monterey area in northern California, stop by Casanova Restaurant. Once you've visited, you will consider my advice some of the best you've ever taken!

Have a wonderful day!


6 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

By the looks of this place outside, who would think the food would be that good?? Makes my mouth water!
~Ann

gina said...

what a delightful place to visit indeed!

rohanknitter said...

Can you hear me SQUEEEEEING? I LOVE that place!! We got a free trip to Monterey through our seed company one year. It was the MOST wonderful trip and they had all these special things planned including a dinner one night at Cassanova. One of by best memories ever, that place was so special. They even took us down to show us their hand-dug wine cellar. How I would love to go back to that area some day.

MiaKatia said...

Mmmmm Love that place. We've only been once with Grandma, but I still remember how yummy it was!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Yummy! I am hoping to take a trip there soon.

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~Allison

Carolynn said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I LOVE Carmel!!! It's a magical place, isn't it? Trouble is, I'd be broke from all the artwork I couldn't live without.