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Valley Kitchen

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Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Desserts | Wine List | Bar Menu

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.

Book nowAs 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

Menus

 

Breakfast

THE TRAVELERS

Hen House Egg White Burrito - 13
Pico de Gallo, Roasted Potato, Queso Fresco, Kale
Hen House Sandwich - 13
Two Eggs, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Brioche Bun
Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel - 18
Heirloom Tomatoes, Red Torpedo Onions, Wild Arugula
Irish Steel-Cut Oats - 10
Brown Sugar, Dried Fruits
House Made Granola - 10
Organic Clover Yogurt, Fresh Berries
Fresh Fruit and Berry Plate - 7/12

CHEF'S GRIDDLE

Bellwether Farms Ricotta Pancakes - 14
Vanilla Whipped Cream, Market Fresh Fruit
Traditional Buttermilk Pancakes - 15
Ranch Maple Butter
Thick Cut Brioche French Toast - 16
Caramelized Bananas and Fresh Berries

COOK'S SPECIALTY...16

Huevos Rancheros
Black Beans, Chorizo, Queso Fresco, Salsa Verde, Ranchero Sauce
Chilaquiles
House Made Crispy Tortillas, Queso Fresco, Cilantro, Tomatio Salsa Verde

SIDES...6 EACH

Hash browns / Chicken Apple Sausage / Apple Wood Smoked Bacon / All Natural Pit Ham

BAKE SHOP GOODIES...6 EACH

Chef’s Favorite Red’s Doughnuts – Local doughnut shop established 1950
Bran Raisin Muffin – Ranch Honey Butter
Daily Croissant – Jam, Grapes, Manchego Cheese

HEN HOUSE EGGS...17

Fresh from Our Neighbors Chickens

Alder Smoked Salmon and Poached Eggs
Savoy Spinach, Hash Browns, Roasted Tomato Hollandaise
Double Smoked Bacon and Poached Eggs
Wild Arugula, Caramelized Onions, Jalapeño Hollandaise
Valley Kitchen Scramble
Daily Chef's Selection, Chipotle Tomato Hollandaise
Eggs Your Style
2 Eggs, Any Style with a Choice of Bacon, Sausage or Ham and Choice of Toast

IN THE FOLD (OMELETTES)

Healthy - 15
Baby Spinach, Braised Button Mushrooms, Wheat Toast, Egg White
Salmon - 17
Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche, Kale, Tomatoes, Chives
All American - 16
Ham, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sausage, Jack Cheese and Peppers

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Brunch

Valley Garden Soup of the Day - 10
Morning Harvest of Swank Farms Garnished from our Garden
House-Made Kennebec Chips - 10
Caramelized Onion Dip
Cheese Board - 19
Big Sur... Sweet Water Farm's Goat
Point Reyes... Bay Blue Cow
Point Reyes... Toma Cow
Paso Robles... Seascape Cow & Goat
Citrus Fig, Our honey, Raisin Pecan Bread
Charcuterie Board - 19
San Francisco... Molinari Family
Portland... Olympic Provisions
Salt Lake City... Creminelli
Italy... San DanieleCitrus Chili Marinated Olives
Toasted Cumin Hummus
Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls - 13
Hand-Rolled to Order, Roasted Tofu, Mint, Seasonal Vegetables, Thai Basil, Jalapeño Aioli
Honey Chili Chicken Wings - 15
Our Ranch Honey, Salt House Crunch
Swank Farm's Braised Beet Salad - 14
Sweetwater Farm's Goat Cheese Crema, Citrus, Shaved Fennel
Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad - 13
Traditional Dressing, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Lemon, Oven Roasted Garlic Crouton
Field Harvest Salad - 12
Swank Farm's Vegetables, Coke Farm's Mixed Lettuces, Toasted Almonds, Shallot Honey Vinaigrette
Monterey Bay Salmon Salad - 21
Whole Roasted Salmon Marinated with Chimichurri, Butter Lettuce, Red Wine Shallot Vinaigrette
Double Smoked Bacon and Poached Eggs - 17
Wild Arugula, Caramelized Onions, Hash browns, Jalapeño Hollandaise
Hen House Egg White Burrito - 13
Pico de Gallo, Roasted Potato, Queso Fresco, Kale
Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel - 18
Heirloom Tomatoes, Red Torpedo Onions, Wild Arugula
Huevos Rancheros - 16
Black Beans, Chorizo, Queso Fresco, Salsa Verde, Ranchero Sauce
Bellwether Farms Ricotta Pancakes - 14
Vanilla Whipped Cream, Market Fresh Fruit
Thick Cut Brioche French Toast - 16
Caramelized Bananas and Fresh Berries
Tuna Salad Sandwich - 15
Fresh Albacore Tuna Salad, Heirloom Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Swiss Cheese, Grilled 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, Grilled Brioche Bun
Chicken "Schnitzel Burger" - 17
House Pickles, Wild Arugula, Heirloom Tomato, BBQ Aioli Dipping Sauce, Grilled Brioche Bun
Ahi Tuna Burger - 18
Pepper-seared Tuna Steak "Rare,", Wasabi Cilantro Aioli, Grilled 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
BBQ Chicken - 15
Cilantro, Red Onion, Jalapeño, Monterey Jack Cheese

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Lunch

House-Made Kennebec Chips - 10
Caramelized Onion Dip
Honey Chili Chicken Wings - 12
Our Ranch Honey, Salt House Crunch
The Crouton - 10
Olive Oil Baguette, Sea Salt and Herbs
Ask Your Server for Today's Flavor
Ceviche - 14
Sustainably Caught Local Catch, Avocado, Peppers, Tomato, Our Torpedo Onion, Corn Tortilla Chips
Tuna Poke- 18
Jalapeño and Citrus Ponzu, Wakame Seaweed Salad, Avocado
California Tomato Pizza - 15
Local Tomatoes, Local Cheese, Our Own Herbs
Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad - 13
Traditional Dressing, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Lemon, Oven Roasted Garlic Crouton
Half Pound Natural Angus Burger - 18
Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Choice of Cheese, Grilled Brioche Bun
Tuna Salad Sandwich - 15
Fresh Albacore Tuna Salad, Heirloom Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Swiss Cheese, Grilled Brioche Bun
Braised Portobello Spinach Wrap - 16
Herbed Couscous, Lemon Hummus, Roasted Peppers

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Dinner

LET'S START


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

Hudson Valley Foie Gras - 18
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

Valley Garden Soup of the Day - 10
Morning Harvest from Swank Farms
Garnish from Our Garden
Ranch Sea Salt Shishito Peppers - 9
Cast Iron Pan Fried, Carmel Valley Olive Oil and Our Sea Salt
Brown Buttered Thyme Pumpkin Gnocchi - 14
Braised Swiss Chard, Paul & Freddys' Mushrooms Pumpkin, Pecorino Romano
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
Charcuterie Board - 19
San Francisco - Molinari Family
Portland - Olympic Provisions
Salt Lake City - Creminelli
Italy - San Daniele
with Citrus Chili Marinated Olives and Toasted Cumin Hummus
Traditional Caesar Salad - 13
Whole Leaf, Shaved Parmesan Reggiano Stolen Recipe Dressing, Oven Roasted Garlic
Swank Farms' Braised Beet Salad - 14
My Buddy's Bacon, Point Reyes Bleu Cheese Dad's Bleu Cheese Dressing
Ranch Garden Greens - 14
Swank Farms' Vegetables, Our Garden Herbs and Sherry Vinaigrette
Swank Farms' Iceberg Wedge - 14
Our Ranch Honey, Salt House Crunch
Little Gem Veggie Salad - 14
Swank Farms' Winter Harvest, Persian Cucumbers Breakfast Radish, Oven Roasted Tomato and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Honey Chili Chicken Wings - 15
Our Ranch Honey, Salt House Crunch
Porcini Mushroom Ravioli - 12/24
Garden Harvest Vegetable and Fontina Cheese, Shaved Mt. Carmel Cave-Aged Goat Cheese, Red Onion Puree, Red Wine Jus
Cheese Board - 19
Big Sur - Sweet Water Farm's - Goat
Point Reyes - Bay Blue - Cow Point Reyes - Toma - Cow
Paso Robles - Seascape - Cow & Goat
Citrus Fig Jam, Our honey, Raisin Pecan Bread


LET'S EAT


STONE FIRED "NEW YORK STYLE" PIZZA

Artisanal Sweet Sicilian Sausage - 18
Organic Sweet Red Peppers, Romano Cheese Swank Farms' Onion, Garlic Olive Oil Drizzle
Pulled Chicken & Poblano Pepper - 17
Brick-Oven Chicken, Queso Fresco Watermelon Radish Cabbage Slaw Cilantro Crème Fraiche
California Margherita - 15
Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Our Own Herbs

Mary's Free Range Chicken Breast - 32
Pitman Family Farm
Jimmy's Cracked Corn Polenta and Sweet Onion Madeira Jus
Ranch Vegetable Risotto - 29
Swank Farms' Morning Harvest Vegetables, Royal Trumpet Mushrooms, Parmesan Reggiano
Jerry's Line-Caught Catch of the Day - 39
Fisherman Jerry's Catch, Valley Kitchen Cooked Lemon-Olive Oil Whipped Potatoes, Garden Fennel & Heirloom Tomato Fondue and Rainbow Chard
Liberty Farm's Duck Breast - 36
From Fourth-Generation Duck Farmer: “Jim the Duckman” Honey-Braised Red Cabbage, Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Cipollini Sherry Jus
Filet of Beef - 48
Point Reyes Blue Cheese Potato Gratin, Grilled Torpedo Onion Ratatouille and Cabernet Jus
Rib-Eye of Beef - 46
Butcher Block - MP
Chef's Casual Dinner

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.

Play Longer - MP
Chef's Healthy Option

Sides - 7

Swank Farms' Morning Harvest Vegetables
Double Butter Whipped Potatoes
Roasted Pink Lady Applesauce
Whole Roasted Gilroy Garlic
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

Specialty Desserts

Freddie's Santa Cruz Organic Apple Tart - 12
Cinnamon Brioche, Carmel, Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream
Creme Fraiche Cheesecake - 13
Early Season Citrus, Pomegranate, Strawberry Puree, Balsamic Reduction

5-Spice Roasted Pumpkin Terrine … 12
   Graham Cracker, Whipped Cream, Toffee Chip, Crème Anglaise

Swank Farms Heirloom Carrot Cake - 14
 
  Pecan, Big Sur Goat Cheese Buttercream and Bourbon-Brown Sugar Vanilla Sauce

Warm Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cake - 14
    Liquid Caramel, Chocolate "Fondue," Dentelle Cookie

Cheese Board - 18
Big Sur... Sweet Water Farm's Goat
Point Reyes... Bay Blue Cow
Point Reyes... Toma Cow
Paso Robles... Seascape Cow & Goat Citrus Fig, Our honey and Raisin Pecan Bread
Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies - 8
Add a Tall Glass of Cold Milk - 4

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