the restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel
Executive Chef Justin Cogley,
a Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza prepare skillful, ingredient-driven cuisine that celebrates the bounty of the region.
The award winning restaurant Aubergine is located at L’Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Châteaux in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Chef Cogley’s cuisine showcases the finest ingredients with a razor-sharp balance of deference and innovation. The menu served nightly highlights the best ingredients of the season, enhanced by skillful technique and an eye toward varied textures and flavors. Desserts, masterfully prepared by Chef Mendoza, are irresistible complements to Cogley’s savory courses.
The daily changing eight course Tasting Menu ($150 per person) is an of-the-moment celebration of seasonality and creativity. An impressive 2,500-bottle wine cellar offers renowned and undiscovered selections from famed wine regions around the world, with a particular focus on wines from Monterey County and France. For a supplement, course-by-course wine pairings are available to enhance your experience.
Under the direction of Chef Cogley and his team, Aubergine has enjoyed substantial acclaim. In early 2015 they were nominated for three James Beard Foundation awards including Best Chef, West. 2014 & 2015 saw Aubergine earn Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence and Forbes Travel Guide’s highest Five-Star rating recognizing excellence in restaurants. Also in 2014 L’Auberge Carmel was named Travel + Leisure’s World's Best Awards as a Top 100 Hotels Overall and one of the Top Resorts in the Continental United State. In 2013, Cogley was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, joining an esteemed list of internationally celebrated chefs and Food & Wine magazine named Justin Cogley “Best New Chef”.
our menu“the past can be changed by the future” - Yoshiki Hayashi
ReservationsDinner served daily 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
press & team
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If you are on assignment and would like to stay at L'Auberge Carmel or dine at Aubergine, we would be pleased to assist with your press trip. For further information, photography or to answer questions, please contact: Melissa Welles firstname.lastname@example.orgRecent Press Highlights
Local Hero Winners 2015: Best Pastry Chef: Aubergine's Ron Mendoza by Lisa Crawford Watson, Edible Monterey Bay, Spring 2015
2015 James Beard Awards Semifinalists: Best Chef West: Justin Cogley, Oustanding Pastry Chef: Ron Mendoza and Outstanding Service: Aubergine, Feburary 18, 2015
Relais & Châteaux Awarded Five Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide, February 12, 2015
Top 100 "Le Chef": Justin Cogley, Le Chef, January 2015
Aubergine chef Justin Cogley forages for flavors in Monterey Bay by Meredith May, SF Chronicle, November 29, 2014
Food & Wine
Justin Cogley: Best New Chef 2013
James Beard Foundation
Three 2015 Restaurant and Chef
RELAIS & CHATEAUX
Executive Chef Justin Cogley - Grand Chef