Wearing a Jacket to Dinner in Carmel, California
In the old-school tradition, men often wear jackets to dinner in Carmel. If you feel like spluging, one of the top tables between Los Angeles and San Francisco, L’Auberge Carmel caters to serious gourmands. The austerely elegant dining room keeps your attention squarely focused on the sublime cooking. Order the multi-course tasting menu. Though entrees are rooted in French technique—think wild turbot with chanterelles and Syrah-braised ribs with truffles—the spicing in the starters goes global. Reservations essential.