We always turn to Carbon Beach Club whether it's Thursday nights for Burger and Cab night ($24) or just to get away for the morning, afternoon, or evening. I love that this place offers
on the beach romantic ocean view dining inside or out. Here's the latest scene: Saturday night in Malibu. It was (gasp!) below 70 degrees in February! Patrons were huddled on
the patio under heaters wearing The North Face 800 down fill "puffer" jackets. My advice: If it isn't summer, and you live in LA; eat inside. Okay, I'm done with the lame LA jokes, being that I am LA born and bred, but I can
still hate the semi-boring weather. Back to my review. The wine list at CBC is pretty impressive. The fact that they pour Flowers ($18) by the glass makes me smile. Flowers is my very favorite chardonnay, (lemon zest, lime blossom, Asian
pear and Honeycrisp apple) from a smally winery on the Sonoma Coast. For red wine enthusiasts, we also enjoy Blackbird malbec ($26) or Rosenthal merlot ($15). After satisfying your wine needs try the Cream of Chicken Soup ($11) made with Mary's free-range
chicken, vegetables and homemade noodles or the Caprese Salad. ($14). The burata on this salad is soft like butter and comes surrounded by a selection of heirloom tomatoes, basil, arugula and balsalmic dressing. Choose from fresh, hot Rosemary,
Pumpernickel, or Sourdough bread. For dinner, we usually go with the Mary's Free Range 1/2 Chicken ($27) served with parsnip potatoes, pearl onions, mixed mushrooms, and lemon thyme jus. The chicken is moist and tender and the jus is pure heaven.
Shoestring Truffle Fries ($9) are crisp and served with truffle dipping sauce. If Garlicky Bloomsdale Spinach ($9) is on the menu, you know it's ending up at my table. And it does! And it's fabulous! And you can't buy it. But you can grow
it. I'm working on it. So as I'm finishing dinner, my husband is looking at me thinking, "OMG, how does she have room for dessert? But I secretly hope she does...because then I can pretend
I don't want it...but actually eat more than half of it," when our server comes and asks, "Anyone save room for dessert?" We simultaneously laugh, fake pause, and answer, "Um, maybe" and then of course, order the CBC Deep Dish Chocolate
Chip Cookie With Vanilla Ice Cream ($12). This is definitely one of our favorite romantic spots for dinner, lunch, breakfast, or brunch. The staff is very professional, polite, and super friendly. We love you Carbon Beach Club! Carbon Beach
Club at the Malibu Beach Inn22878 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. (310) 465-6444. Breakfast Daily 7-11 am, Lunch M-F 11 am-3 pm, Dinner Nightly 5:30 pm-10 Brunch Sa/Su 11 am- 3:30 pm.
Recommended Dishes: Burger & Cab Night, Caprese Salad, Mary's Free Range 1/2 Chicken, Truffle Fries, Garlicky Bloomsdale Spinach, Fish and Chips, Truffle Fries, Gem Wedge, Chicken