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Valley Kitchen


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Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

IT DOESN'T GET ANY MORE LOCAL THAN THIS

The Luxury of Simplicity

Introducing Valley Kitchen, a fun, vibrant restaurant that embodies the unique values and spirit of the Carmel Valley Ranch experience. Valley Kitchen draws inspiration from the resort's most distinguishing features, from its natural surroundings to the local gardens, orchards, pristine oceans and neighboring vineyards.

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As the resort's social hub and heart, Valley Kitchen, designed by Rodrigo Vargas Design, offers a casually elegant, home-inspired dining experience where the rustic sophistication of Carmel Valley converges with more outdoor connectivity and touches of play.

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Contact Information

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 831-626-2599

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday

  • Dinner – 5:00p-10:00p
  • Bar – 3:00p-11:00p
  • Breakfast - 7:00a-11:00a
  • Brunch - 11:00a-3:00p

Saturday & Sunday

  • Dinner – 5:00p-10:00p
  • Bar – 3:00p-12:00a
  • Breakfast - 7:00a-11:00a
  • Brunch - 11:00a-3:00p

Breakfast

THE TRAVELERS - 12

On the go? We're happy to pack these for you.

Hen House Egg White Burrito
Roasted Potato, Queso Fresco, Baby Spinach, side of Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Sour Cream
Hen House Sandwich
Two Eggs, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Brioche Bun, side of Hash Browns & Homemade Tomato Jam
Irish Steel-Cut Oats
Brown Sugar, Raisins
House Made Granola
Organic Clover Yogurt, Fresh Berries
Fresh Fruit Plate
Seasonal offerings

CHEF'S GRIDDLE - 15

Bellwether Farms Ricotta Pancakes
Vanilla Whipped Cream, Fresh Berry Compote
Traditional Buttermilk Pancakes
Garnished with Fresh Berries
Thick Cut Brioche French Toast
Caramelized Bananas and Fresh Berries

COOK'S SPECIALTY - 17

Huevos Rancheros
Black Beans, Chorizo, Queso Fresco, Fried Eggs, Crisp Tortilla, Salsa Verde, Ranchero Sauce
Chilaquiles
House Made Crispy Tortillas, Queso Fresco, Fried Eggs, Cilantro, Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Alder Smoked Salmon & Toasted Bagel
Whipped Cream Cheese, Tomatoes, Red Torpedo Onions, Wild Arugula

SIDES - 6 EACH

All Natural Pit Ham     Chicken Apple Sausage     Applewood Smoked Bacon    Hash Browns   
Bowl of Fruit     Bowl of Berries (add $4)

BAKE SHOP GOODIES - 6 EACH

Chef’s Favorite Red’s Doughnuts
Local doughnut shop established 1950
Daily Croissant
Jam, Grapes, Seascape Cheese (goat & cow's milk)
Bran Raisin Muffins
Ranch Honey & Sea Salt Scone

HEN HOUSE EGGS - 17

Fresh Free Range

Alder Smoked Salmon and Poached Eggs
Savoy Spinach, Hash Browns, Roasted Tomato Hollandaise
Double Smoked Bacon and Poached Eggs
Wild Arugula, Caramelized Onions, Hash Browns, Jalapeño Hollandaise
Eggs Your Style
2 Eggs Any Style, Hash Browns, Choice of Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chicken Apple Sausage or Ham,
Choice of Toast

IN THE FOLD (OMELETTES) - 16

Healthy
Baby Spinach, Braised Button Mushrooms, Egg Whites, Choice of Toast, Side of Sliced Tomatoes
Salmon
Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche, Spinach, Tomatoes, Chives, Choice of Toast, Side of Hash Browns
All American
Ham, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chicken Apple Sausage, Jack Cheese, Bell Peppers, Choice of Toast,
Side of Hash Browns

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Brunch

Valley Garden Soup of the Day - 10
Morning Harvest of Swank Farms Garnished from our Garden
Cheese Board - 19
Point Reyes... Bay Blue Cow
Point Reyes... Toma Cow
Paso Robles... Seascape Cow & Goat
Citrus Fig Jam, Our Honey, Raisin Pecan Bread
Charcuterie Board - 19
San Francisco... Molinari Family
Portland... Olympic Provisions
Italy... San Daniele
Citrus Chili Marinated Olives, Toasted Cumin Hummus, Whole Grain Honey Mustard, Grilled Baguette
Honey Chili Chicken Wings - 15
Our Ranch Honey, Salt House Crunch
House-Made Kennebec Chips - 8
Caramelized Onion Dip
Grilled Flatbread - 14
Toasted Cumin Hummus, Morning harvest Vegetables, Marinated Olives
Lamb Sirloin Sliders - 10
Toasted Sweet Bun, Cucumber & Feta Riata
Sonoma Goat Cheese & Arugula - 14
Heirloom Beets, Dried Fig, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Swank Farm's Green Salad - 14
Snap Peas, Radish, Hot House Tomato, Shaved Fennel, Sherry Walnut Dressing
Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad - 14
Traditional Dressing, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Lemon, Oven Roasted Garlic Crouton
Vietnamese Grilled Prawn Salad - 19
Napa Cabbage, Shaved Daikon, Rainbow Carrots, Cucumber, Toasted Peanuts, Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette
Grilled Pacific Salmon Salad - 21
Butter Lettuce, Hen House Egg, Olive Oil Poached Potatoes, Red Wine Shallot Dressing
Hen House Breakfast Sandwich - 12
Two Eggs, Cheddar, Bacon, Brioche Bun
Double Smoked Bacon and Poached Eggs - 17
Wild Arugula, Caramelized Onions, Hash browns, Jalapeño Hollandaise
Huevos Rancheros - 17
Black Beans, Chorizo, Queso Fresco, Salsa Verde, Ranchero Sauce
You Call It—We'll Make it - 17
Two Eggs Any Style, Hash Browns, Choice of Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chicken Apple Sausage or Ham,
Choice of Toast
Thick Cut Brioche French Toast - 15
Caramelized Bananas and Fresh Berries
Santa Maria Tri-Tip Sandwich - 18
Horseradish Dijonnaise, Nappa Cabbage Slaw, Brioche Bun
Chicken "Schnitzel Burger" - 17
House Pickles, Wild Arugula, Tomato, BBQ Aioli Dipping Sauce, Grilled Brioche Bun
Tuna Salad Sandwich - 15
Fresh Albacore Tuna Salad, Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Swiss Cheese, Brioche Bun
Braised Portobello Spinach Wrap - 16
Herbed Couscous, Lemon Hummus, Roasted Peppers
Half Pound Natural Angus Burger - 18
Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Choice of Cheese, Brioche Bun

STONE-FIRED "NEW YORK STYLE" PIZZA

California Margherita - 15
Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Our Own Herbs
Artisanal Sweet Sicilian Sausage - 18
Organic Sweet Red Peppers, Romano Cheese, Swank Farms' Onion, Garlic Olive Oil Drizzle
Pizza of the Month - 22
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Dinner


INDULGE ... Not All the Time, but When It's Time!

Hudson Valley Foie Gras - 22
Brioche Cinnamon Toast Crunch, House-Spun Apple Butter and Our House Sea Salt
California Caviar - 135
Traditional Accompaniments, Crème Fraiche, Shallots, Our Hen House Egg, Brioche Toast Points
Oysters - MP ½ Dozen
Market Availability, Champagne Shallot Mionette and Rhode Island Classic Cocktail

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Charcuterie Board - 19
San Francisco - Molinari Family
Portland - Olympic Provisions
Italy - San Daniele
Citrus Chili Marinated Olives and Toasted Cumin Hummus, Whole Grain Honey Mustard, Grilled Baguette
Cheese Board - 19
Point Reyes: Bay Blue - Cow
Point Reyes: Toma - Cow
Paso Robles: Seascape - Cow & Goat
Citrus Fig Jam, Our honey, Raisin Pecan Bread
Honey Chili Chicken Wings - 15
Our Ranch Honey, Salt House Crunch
Ranch Sea Salt Shishito Peppers - 9
Cast Iron Pan Fried, Carmel Valley Olive Oil and Our Sea Salt

OCEAN

Tuna Poke - 18
Jalapeño and Citrus Olive Oil, Spring Onion Ponzu Wakame Seaweed Salad, Avocado
Ceviche - 15
Sustainably Caught Local California Halibut, Avocado, Peppers, Tomatoes, Our Torpedo Onions and Corn Tortilla Chips
Dungeness Crab Cake - 18
Panko Crusted Crab, Shaved Radish and Red Pepper Remoulade

GARDEN

Valley Garden Soup of the Day - 10
Morning Harvest from Swank Farms
Garnish from Our Garden
Castroville Baby Artichoke Hearts - 14
Red Quinoa, Sugar Snap Peas, Wild arugula, Breakfast Radish, CVR Olive Oil, Citrus Vinaigrette
English Pea Ravioli - 12/24
Garden Harvest Fava Beans, Breakfast Radish, Parsnip Puree
Traditional Caesar Salad - 14
Whole Leaf, Shaved Parmesan Reggiano Stolen Recipe Dressing, Oven Roasted Garlic
Swank Farms' Braised Beet Salad - 14
Sweetwater Farm's Goat Cheese Crema, Citrus, Shaved Fennel
Ranch Garden Greens - 14
Swank Farms' Vegetables, Our Garden Herbs and Sherry Vinaigrette
Swank Farms' Iceberg Wedge - 14
My Buddy's Bacon, Point Reyes Bleu Cheese, Dad's Bleu Cheese Dressing
Belfoire Burrata & Prosciutto - 18
Grilled Asparagus, Toasted Baguette, Aged Balsamic


STONE FIRED "NEW YORK STYLE" PIZZA

Artisanal Sweet Sicilian Sausage - 18
Organic Sweet Red Peppers, Romano Cheese Swank Farms' Onion, Garlic Olive Oil Drizzle
California Margherita - 15
Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Our Own Herbs
Pizza of the Month - Ask Your Server for Details


MAIN

Mary's Free Range Chicken Breast - 34
Pitman Family Farm
Jimmy's Cracked Corn Polenta and Sweet Onion Madeira Jus
Ranch Vegetable Risotto - 29
Swank Farms' Morning Harvest English Peas, Asparagus, Royal Trumpet Mushrooms, Parmesan Reggiano
Jerry's Line-Caught Catch of the Day - 39
Beluga Lentils, Pancetta Lardons, Braised Greens
Liberty Farm's Duck Breast - 38
From Fourth-Generation Duck Farmer: “Jim the Duckman”
Green Garlic, Braised Cabbage, Baby Turnips, Marble Potatoes, Cipollini Sherry Jus
Filet of Beef* - 48  |  Rib-Eye of Beef* - 49
Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Potato Gratin, Grilled Swank Farms' Asparagus, Boete Cabernet Jus
Butcher Block* - MP
Chef's Casual Dinner
Play Longer - MP
Chef's Healthy Option

*Our naturally raised beef selections are from the farms of Scott and Kim English, Hercules Ranch and Thomas Angus Ranch, where beef is never adminstered antibiotics or growth hormones

Sides - 7

Swank Farms' Morning Harvest Vegetables
Double Butter Whipped Potatoes
Herb Roasted Marble Potatoes
Roasted Orchard Applesauce
Whole Roasted Gilroy Garlic
Swank Farms' Grilled Asparagus
Bacon Braised Brussel Sprouts
Truffle Fries

Valley Kitchen Ice Creamery

"Carmel Valley Road" - 12
Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream, Brownie Bites, Graham Crackers, Chocolate Chips
Classic Vanilla - 10
Classic Chocolate - 10
Home Spun Sorbets - 10
Ice Cream of the Month - 10

Specialty Desserts

Stackhouse Brothers Organic Peach Tart - 12
Puff Pastry, White Peach Creme Anglaise, Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream
White Chocolate Lime Cheesecake - 13
Oven Roasted Apricots, Blueberry Compote
Carmel Valley Ranch Lavender Panna Cotta - 12
Ranch Honey Poached Plums, Sea Salt
Swank Farms Heirloom Carrot Cake - 14
Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese Frosting, Creme Anglaise
Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake - 14
Liquid Caramel, Chocolate "Fondue," Cocoa Nib Dentelle
Cheese Board - 19
Point Reyes: Bay Blue Cow
Point Reyes: Toma Cow
Paso Robles: Seascape Cow & Goat
Paired with Citrus Fig Jam, Honey and Raisin Pecan Bread
Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies - 8
Add a Tall Glass of Cold Milk - 5

Wine List

Bar Menu

BAR BITES

Valley Garden Soup of the Day - 10
Morning Harvest of Swank Farms
Garnish from our Garden
Ranch Sea Salt Shishito Peppers - 8
Cast Iron Pan Fried, Carmel Valley Olive Oil, Our Sea Salt
Prawn and Pork "BunCha" - 11
Staff Inspired Grilled Vietnamese Meatballs, Cilantro
Chili Daikon Radish, Rice Noodles
Ceviche - 14
Sustainably Caught Local California Halibut
Avocado, Peppers, Tomatoes, Our Torpedo Onions, Corn Tortilla Chips
Honey Chili Chicken Wings - 15
Our Ranch Honey, Salt House Crunch
Charcuterie Board - 18
San Francisco Molinari Family
Portland...Olympic Provisions
Salt Lake City...Creminelli
Italy...San Daniele Citrus Chili Marinated Olives, Toasted Cumin Hummus
Whole Grain Honey Mustard, Grilled Baguette
Big Fat Greek Salad - 14
Feta, Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Oregano Red Wine Vinaigrette
Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad - 13
Traditional Dressing, Parmigiano Reggiano, Lemon, Oven Roasted Garlic Crouton
Chicken, Beef, or Fish - 6
Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad - 14
Ranch Salt House Crunch, Trio Carmel Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Oven-Roasted Garlic Crouton
Swank Farms' Braised Beet Salad - 14
Sweetwater Farms Goat Cheese Crema, Citrus, Shaved Fennel
Dungeness Crab Cake - 18
Panko Crusted Crab, Shaved Radish, Red Pepper Remoulade

BIGGER BITES

La Quesadilla del Pasado or Soft Taco Truck - 18
Cilantro, Sour Cream, Salsa Rodolfo, Guacamole a la Sergio
Your choice of...
Chili Lime Rubbed Steak
Line Caught Fresh Catch of the Day
Mary's Chicken
California Margherita Pizza - 15
Local Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Our Own Herbs
Half Pound Natural Angus Burger - 18
Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Choice of Cheese, House-Made Brioche Bun
Natural Prime Bar Steak - 28
8 ounce "Whole Meal One Plate" Baseball Prime Sirloin, Chef Mixed Greens, Truffle Fries
Bar Line Caught Catch of the Day - 22
Steamed Swank Farms' Veggies and Whipped Potatoes
Just Some Pasta - 20
Sauvignon Blanc, East Coast Little Necks, Baked Garlic Toast
Parmigiano Reggiano, Red Chili Flakes