Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Los Laureles Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA

The Los Laureles Lodge is a great place to stay when visiting Monterey or Carmel. The hotel is an old fashioned country inn that seems like little has changed in 40 years. Although we love staying here we think the best thing about this hotel is the restaurant. And the best thing on their dinner menu is the calamari steak. In our opinion their calamari steak is the gold standard in Monterey county. The calamari steak comes lightly breaded with a garlic butter sauce with capers. It comes with green beans and basmati rice. But, if you ask nicely you can substitute the rice for garlic mashed potatoes which is excellent. They also make a great caesar salad. Make sure you ask for extra anchovies too. The former chef, Rob Carter, is no longer here but he must have trained the cooks properly because this dish is still very, very good. Our rating would be a perfect 10 out of 10 if Rob was still running the kitchen. A very solid 9+ tentacles (9 out of 10).

Los Laureles Lodge
313 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 



1 comment:

Rob said...

Thank you very much for the kind words. I had a great time meeting you both. I'm so glad that you enjoyed what I did.
Chef Rob Carter