Saturday, February 23, 2013

Carmel's Casanova!

One of the greatest treats about living a half hour from Carmel-by-the-Sea is exploring all the nooks, crannies, shops and restaurants hidden in the side streets.  Wednesday I met my friend Jackie at Casanova's for lunch -- it was a glorious day and we had such a wonderful time!

We felt most welcome!

So many details to soak in!

I love the old European atmosphere!
We were seated in one of the inside patios... to a fountain with the enchanting sound of trickling water.
Van Gogh's Table room is a small room for private dining, sequestered by old doors. This is the actual table Vincent van Gogh  ate at while residing at Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-Sur-Oise, an artist's village, near Paris.
Wine in an old tub

The Wine Cellar...
...and veggies by the bin.
An old stone sink ~ and interesting mosaic tile work above.

Some of the details... lace on the doors and windows, windows peering into other rooms, scarves over the lamps, and water brought to your table in glass carafes.
I imagine talented hands find that accordion to entertain guests with a song from time to time!

A nice walk through town on my way back to my car, took me past the Carmel Fire Station.
Leaving my beloved Carmel, via Ocean Avenue.  I used to live just four blocks from this arch.  I'll be back soon!
Enjoy my pictures, BUT to experience the real ambiance of Casanova's go on a TOUR with the video on their website:  Casanova's!  (Double click to see it on your full screen and really enjoy the details!)

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