Cafe Rustica has long been known as a restaurant with really great food all the time.
We had another fine meal there Friday night, and thought we should mention this establishment and report in on a tasty meal.
For a full menu and wine list, visit www.caferusticacarmel.com. You'll find something to suit everyone in your party.
If you like salads, just order any on this menu and your expectations of size and quality will be met and exceeded. And, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing the ingredients are sourced as locally as possible.
I had the Butter Lettuce salad, which was a deviation from my routine of the pear and gorgonzola-style salad. When we walked in, I spotted a Butter Lettuce salad ready on the counter, and it looked like an immaculate pile of perfectly dressed heaven--and I was not disappointed. My dad had one, too and my mom had the pear and gorgonzola salad. My husband ordered the BLT salad and that was a winner, too! Huge piles of tasty salad for all.
If you've never had the cream of mushroom soup-you most definitely should! You'll receive a generous terrine of rich, buttery, flavorful cream of mushroom soup, and it is a favorite of ours.
In our group, we had the following items as entrees: Rib Eye Steak, Special Short Ribs, and the steamed clams appetizer. As usual, each dish was cooked well, seasoned nicely and came with very complimentary sides / garnishes.
The real delight was the Lemon Pudding for dessert. What an amazing flavor! Tart, sweet, and intensely lemon--paired with ripe, sweet strawberries. Although my dad was hesitant to veer from the Bittersweet Chocolate Torte, he was so surprised and grateful for the unique lemony finish to our meal.
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