My wife and I dined at Aubergine while passing through Carmel. The restaurant is an intimate setting nestled in the L' Auberge Carmel. We opted for the chef's tasting menu and were not disappointed. Each course was creative, beautifully presented and most importantly thrilled the palate. Although we did not do the wine pairing, Marin, the sommelier, suggested some perfect wines to accompany our meal. (He also gave us a complimentary glass of dessert wine to enjoy following our meal.) The entire meal was world class.