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Corkscrew Cafe

55 W. Carmel Valley Rd. (Pilot Rd.) Send to Phone
Casanova's sweet French cousin charms locals and visiting wine tasters.


Lunch & Dinner daily

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Corkscrew Cafe, Carmel Valley, CA

Corkscrew Cafe Restaurant Review

: Walter Georis, chef-owner of Carmel's Casanova, also operates Corkscrew. He's a vintner, too, so his name on Georis Winery next door is no coincidence. Terracotta tile, painted furniture and eclectic décor reflect the earthy spirit of country living. There is no shortage of corkscrews here --- besotted collectors will be envious. As for the menu, preparations are fresh and seasonal. Try the caramelized pear and Gorgonzola salad with a cider vinaigrette to start, or just get a plate of cheese or charcuterie. For an entrée, consider the wood-fired trout or wild mushroom gnocchi, accented with bitter bites of arugula, Brussels sprouts and crunchy pistachios, or one of the signature wood-fired pizzas. Linger like you are in Provence. Linger longer and Georis himself might join you. Outdoor seating is pet-friendly, and even when it's cold at the coast, the valley's usually comfortable.

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