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 two menus served nightly highlight 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.
Diners are presented with two menu choices: either the Menu ($110 per person) with an additional option to sample artisan cheeses, or the Tasting Menu ($145 per person). The daily changing Tasting Menu 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 December 2013, Cogley was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, joining an esteemed list of internationally celebrated chefs. In early 2014 Aubergine received Forbes Travel Guide’s highest Five-Star rating recognizing excellence in restaurants. Food & Wine magazine named Justin Cogley "Best New Chef" in 2013.
our menu“the past can be changed by the future” - Yoshiki Hayashi
ReservationsDinner served daily 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
press & team
PressPlease Vist our Press Room at mirabelgroup.com
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
Day Trip: Refined Weekend Escape to Carmel at Aubergine & L'Auberge by Virginia Miller, Zagat, June 30, 2014
The Abalone Chefs by Mark C. Anderson, Monterey County Weekly, June 19, 2014
Eat More Flowers by Alex Van Buren, Yahoo Food, April 23, 2014
Aubergine awarded #16 of Top US Restaurants, Opinionated About Dining, March 31, 2014
Justin Cogley of Aubergine talks coastal cuisine and discovery by Paolo Lucchesi, Inside Scoop SF, March 20, 2014
Food & Wine
Justin Cogley: Best New Chef 2013
James Beard Foundation
The 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists:
Best Chef: West - Justin Cogley
RELAIS & CHATEAUX
Executive Chef Justin Cogley - Grand Chef