Basil Seasonal Dining Basil Seasonal Dining

Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood
every day, modern & creative local California cuisine.  Now open for Brunch,  Sundays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Carmel Chamber of Commerce - Ribbon Cutting at Basil Seasonal Dining

11 February 2014

Basil Seasonal Dining is celebrating their recent certification as a 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association, a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable. READ MORE

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Edible Monterey Bay - Basil wins first green restaurant certification in the Monterey Bay Area

11 February 2014

Chef/owner Soerke Peters and business partner Denis Boaro of Basil have a great reason to pop the cork on a domestic sparkler or two today. They just received word that Basil earned a coveted two-star certification from the Green Restaurant Association. After nearly a year of hard work and partnerships with vendors like Eco Carmel, Peters and Boaro have managed to document sustainable and eco-friendly practices required by the independent certification agency. Everything from food service to furnishings was examined, as well as water management and recycling. READ MORE

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Edible Monterey Bay - Carmel’s Basil Restaurant Gets New Chef/Owner and Goes Even Greener

11 February 2014

Long known for its delicious seasonal menus, Basil’s new chef/owner Soerke Peters is kicking it up a notch and aiming to become the first green-certified restaurant in Carmel village. But Peters isn’t going green just because it’s trendy. He was living the local, sustainable lifestyle in his native Germany long before it was fashionable. “I was twelve years old before I ever saw the inside of a supermarket,” he laughs, explaining that his family—particularly his grandmother— made everything from scratch. As a child, he remembers riding his bicycle to the dairy to pick up milk in the morning, then going to the local bakery to pick up bread. “This is coming full circle for me,” he says. READ MORE

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Sunset Center -Visit Carmel

11 February 2014

The vision of Carmel-by-the-Sea began in early 1903 a “a seaside town on Carmel beach in the pine forest alongside Carmel Mission.” This quaint and naturally gorgeous location became the home for visual artists, musicians, poets and actors and the rich history of the arts in Carmel continues today. Carmel remains beautiful and inspiring; a fitting home for Sunset Center’s commitment to the arts. For more information about Carmel and the surrounding Monterey Peninsula, please visit the Official Travel site for Carmel-by-the-Sea: www.carmelcalifornia.com. READ MORE

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The Dining Guide -Monterey Peninsula

11 February 2014

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Basil

27 February 2014

Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available. Carmel’s First Certified Green Restaurant. READ MORE

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A chef who moved to the U.S. based solely on what he’d learned from ‘Kojak’

17 March 2014

When he was 5 years old, Soerke Peters had never met a chef. He’d never eaten in a restaurant and, “There was no Food Network,” he commented wryly. Yet in the coastal town of Wilhelmshaven, Germany, when everyone chose a costume for Carnival — what we call Mardi Gras — he wanted to dress up as a chef. His mother dutifully made him a little chef ’s coat. “People acted like it wasn’t very glamorous — like it was the worst thing ever,” Peters laughed, sitting across from me at Basil, the downtown restaurant he owns with business partner Denis Boaro. READ MORE

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Table Talk: Freshness reigns at Carmel's Basil

24 September 2014

She said it tastes like the sea — like that’s a good thing — although it sounded kind of
scary, and kelpy, and the idea of black squid ink didn’t help, but since I was taking
advice, I proceeded.

This was at Basil in Carmel, a courtyard restaurant reminiscent of a European off-street
find, belying its location only yards off the San Carlos sidewalk. Lights sparkled and a
fire pit was ablaze. At most of the tables sat guests who seemed chic and worldly
(languages flowed like the restaurant’s signature homemade limoncello). READ MORE

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We Blog the World’s 2016 Top Picks Across 5 Categories

20 December 2016

Basil in Carmel
If you read us regularly, you know we’re huge fans of farm-to-table dining, organic food, restaurants who source from local farms and chefs and establishment owners who pay attention to where food comes from. We applaud restaurants who take the time to think through their menus, buy high quality organic ingredients and support nearby communities and farmers. READ MORE

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