Dining Guide

Carpe Vino

  • American

Essential Information

1568 Lincoln Way
Auburn , CA

Situated in the heart of Auburn’s historic Old Town, this culinary gem is housed in a brick building that dates to the Gold Rush era. The kitchen is run by executive chef Eric Alexander and his wife, pastry chef Courtney McDonald, who update the locally sourced menu frequently (sometimes with produce from their own farm). Seasonal dishes rotate, but past plates have included a chicken liver mousse with strawberry, rhubarb, 18-year-old balsamic and toasted brioche, and Manila clam stew with fennel sausage and pine nut milk. Ultimately, it’s hard to go wrong with anything on the menu. Wine is a star here, with an expansive list. The warm, sophisticated interior includes tables hewn from reclaimed bowling alley lanes (you can even see the guide arrows on the surface), and the service is just as inviting.

Additional Information

Neighborhood: Auburn

Average Entrée Price: above $20

Serving: Dinner

Website: http://www.carpevinoauburn.com