Hey there, fellow travelers! 🌟 It's me, your local Carmel-by-the-Sea enthusiast and business owner. Grew up right here in this picturesque little village. So, when someone drops the big question, "What should I do in Carmel?" I know what I'm talking about. First things first, I'm all about keeping it hyper local. We're talking about adventures you can dive into within a hop, skip, and jump from our charming one-square-mile village. I've walked these paths and popped into these spots more times than I can count. But hey, I'm picky about my picks. I'm only gonna chat about places I've actually been
November is pear season, and that got us thinking about how to incorporate this fruit into our menu. We already planned to bring back our Pear + Gorgonzola salad, but then an idea struck us: Pear Ravioli. This concept may sound unusual, but it was inspired by our family's favorite dish at a little trattoria in Florence called Ciro & Sons: their unique pear tortellini. We've never seen anything like it anywhere else. Determined to craft our own version, we headed to the kitchen and started experimenting. The conversation between myself (G.), my brother (Christian), and my father (Pepe) went something like this: Pepe:
Dear Readers - My name is Gian Antonio Pepe. I am the youngest son in the Pepe Family, responsible for running the day-to-day of our restaurants and bakeries, with lots of help. Over the past few years you haven’t heard much from us on our blog, but I plan on writing to you more. I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be sending—restaurant updates, coupons, event invites—but I promise to make it worth your time. In our first attempt at this blog revamp, I’d like to tell you more about our new pizza oven! The story starts ten years ago. When my brother and I
The historic Carmel Bakery opened in 1899 on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and remains today the oldest building in Carmel and the oldest bakery still in its original location on the west coast. For the first time in its 100+ year history, Carmel Bakery has opened a second location, inside the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA.