Wine & Cuisine

A True Farm-to-Table Experience

Bernardus Lodge & Spa is elated to provide our guests with the opportunity to enjoy authentic farm-to-table and garden-to-glass experiences. With extensive organic herb and vegetable gardens, vineyards and fruit trees, our 28-acre estate produces some of the freshest produce in Carmel Valley, California. Seasonal ingredients inspire Chef Cal Stamenov’s cuisine and we are fortunate enough to produce our own honey and wine, giving our food and drink menus an added personal touch.

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Lucia Restaurant & Bar

Lucia Restaurant & Bar is an eclectic, airy and elegant space with a French-inspired menu that changes seasonally – perfect for afternoon libations, in-between meals, and substantial entrees. 

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The Bar

Expansive windows, indoor & outdoor seating and a sultry vibe define Lucia Bar. With rustic ranch chic décor, a large communal table and a playful menu of craft cocktail specialties, our bartenders are artisans who take their craft seriously. We welcome you to test their talent first hand on your next visit. Of all Carmel Valley bars, Lucia is the place to see and be seen. Enjoy live music Friday through Tuesday.

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Organic Garden

Chef Cal Stamenov is fortunate to have extensive organic herb and vegetable gardens, vineyards and fruit trees on our 28-acre estate. And diners at our Carmel Valley restaurant are equally fortunate to be able to sample Chef Cal’s creations from our own backyard.

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The Chef

A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Chef Cal Stamenov is steeped in the European tradition of culinary artistry and has spent years in the most demanding kitchens of the world’s most renowned chefs.

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Private Dining

With several unique spaces to choose from, guests can enjoy a private fine dining experience in Carmel Valley without ever having to leave the gorgeous grounds of Bernardus Lodge & Spa.

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Off Site Catering

We have a distinguished reputation for our off-site catering and an amazing culinary team of talent overseen by our Executive Chef Cal Stamenov. We offer full, off-site catering services for any size affair.

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The Apiary

Lap up the local nectar at Bernardus Lodge & Spa!  Our apiary is flush with 180,000 Italian honey bees hard at work in our bountiful and rich gardens.  Enjoy honey-inspired spa treatments & a colony of cocktails at Lucia Restaurant & Bar.


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