Our next stop was Carmel by the Sea, which deserves its title as one of the most beautiful villages in California. We reached it via the 17 Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and it was a spectacular drive. The forest, the mansions, the beauty of the ocean, the road itself, are memories that I will forever treasure.
The town itself is full of great art galleries, restaurants, and boutique hotels, and lovely cottages reminding of a fairy tale. Of course we couldn’t miss the opportunity to dine at the Aubergine, where Justin Cogley is delivering a very interesting experience. Our favourite courses were the lobster, the abalone and the excellent deserts.