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.

Located in the heart of charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, Basil offers the freshest local seafood, the finest organic produce, fun and contemporary cocktails as well as the best selection of California wines.
Basil is open: Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM | Fri - Sat 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM | Sun 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM. Call Basil at 1.831.626.8226

Wine Philosophy:

Our wine list offers 50 interesting choices to complement your meal, local’s winery are a must, Santa Lucia Highland, Organics and not only, Napa and Sonoma are presents with names recognition to please our guest. Wine The Wine List at Basil Seasonal Dining is comprised of over 50 selections. Wine by the glass program change as the Seasonal menu change as well. Our mission is to offer our guests increased breadth of selections while still offering wines of a value-oriented nature and the best quality for all the palates.

Basil Seasonal Dining wine list shines with many classic American reds while also featuring wines of similar characteristic from around the United States. Our American list is abounding with verticals of this country’s hard to find labels. In addition, we also maintain a small selection of half bottles and some large format bottles ranging from magnum to 6l.

Our mission is to be ahead of the trend and offer the broadest and most diverse selection available supporting mainly the local’s winery.

Integral to the success of our wine program is the education of our person staff. We hold monthly seminars and tastings, with monthly sessions for our staff that cover a broader range of topics.

Chef Soerke

Soerke Peters is an award-winning international Chef whose far-reaching experience includes everything from a mastery of cuisine to corporate managerial experience.

Chef Soerke Peters’born and raised in Germany always had an interest in cooking. He decided to become a chef at the age of five. He remembers cooking with his grandmother as a young boy, and followed this path his entire life to become a chef.

After his three year apprentice ship in Wilhelmshaven/ Germany he moved to Munich and worked at world class hotels and restaurant including a one and three Michelin Star rated restaurant.

In 1991 Chef Peters moved to New York City and immediately started working for Mr. Pino Loungo’s Toscorp, Inc., , an emerging company that, which included Coco Pazzo and Le Madre just to name a few.

Chef Peters’ timing could not have been better, and he fell in love with Italian cuisine. He learned the simplicity of Italian food and worked his way up from Line-Cook to Corporate Chef overseeing 16 restaurants nationwide.

In 2001 he decided to open his first restaurant called Meritage in Manhattan. An all American concept using only local ingredients including wine and liquor.Unfortunately due to the 9/11 event he decided to close before he opened. It was too risky since there was no business he says.

In October of 2001 Chef Peters decided to move to Los Angeles, the new “Hot Spot” for great and creative restaurant concepts. While mastering Northern-Italian cuisine at Ca’del Sole in Los Angeles Chef Peters opened Froma on Melrose in West Hollywood. He was also the Executive Chef at the Sunset Restaurant in Malibu before taking the opportunity to move to Carmel by the Sea and taking over Basil Seasonal Dining with his long friend and business partner Denis Boaro.

Chef Peters’ passion for Farm to Table food and being sustainably responsible made Basil the first Certified Green Restaurant in the Monterey County.


Heller Estate Winery
Morgan Winery
Talbot Winery
Petroni Vineyards
Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Local Vendors:

Savor The Local
Monterey Fish Company
Earth Bound Farm
Swank Farms

Basil Partners:

Chamber of Commerce
Dinning Guide
Carmel Magazine
Sunset Center


Danesi Caffe

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