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Thanks Carmel/Monterey Loulou's & Luganos

Roxie | Apr 25, 2006 04:16 PM

Thanks to chowhounds I received good advise for my recent trip to Carmel.

Luganos Swiss retaurantin the Carmel Barnyard shopping center was a fun experience. In an over decorated dining room (cow bells and everything Swiss) there were several parites of all ages, all eating fondue. We had the whole fondue course. Cheese fondue first course with dipping bread, 2nd course, meat broth with finely slivered meat, a few hardy veggies (broccoli, carrots and cauliflower)with five dipping sauces; teriaki, bar-b-que, peanut and some sort of white with a lot of horseradish. Don't remember the last one. It was all yummy.

The chocolate fondue included green mellon and honeydue, strawberries, and two lady fingers.

It was such fun and cost $28.95 per person. The portions could easily have fed four people. This would be a fun place for party. www.swissbistro.com

Chowhounds also suggested Loulou's griddle in the Middle, on Wharf 2 in Monterey. We had the fish and chips and I substituted the fries for salad. I think I liked the salad more than the fish, and the battered fish was great. Servings were very big. About $10 for the fish. Got there too late for breakfast. Very funky local crowd in small, cozy space. There is metered parking in front. Even better, the seal lions down at the end of the wharf were taking a nap in the water, about 30 of them, all with eyes shut.

We also enjoyed the Cottage in downtown Carmel for lunch/breakfast. Once again, the portions were too big but the salad sampler had caesar, chicken with with dill and crab in linguini (not to good) This came with a pumpkin muffin. Yum. All for about $10.

Given a choice we enjoyed Luganos' Swiss House the most. How often do you eat Fondue??

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