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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.

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

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 - 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, Raisin Pecan Bread
Charcuterie Board - 18
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
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

Valley Garden Soup of the Day - 10
Morning Harvest from Swank Farms
Garnish from Our Garden
Ranch Sea Salt Shishito Peppers - 8
Cast Iron Pan Fried, Carmel Valley Olive Oil and Our Sea Salt
Pork and Prawn "Bun Cha" - 11
Staff Inspired Grilled Vietnamese Meatballs, Cilantro, Chili Daikon Radish, Rice Noodles
Tuna Poke - 18
Jalapeño and Citrus Olive Oil, Spring Onion Ponzu Wakame Seaweed Salad, Avocado
Ceviche - 14
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 - 18
San Francisco... Molinari Family
Portland... Olympic Provisions
Salt Lake City... Creminelli
Italy... San Daniele
with Citrus Chili Marinated Olives and Toasted Cumin Hummus
Stone Fruit & Sonoma Fig Salad - 15
Wild Arugula, Bad Dog Farm's Harvest Our Honey, Charlie Casio's Goat Cheese
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
Honey Chili Chicken Wings - 15
Our Ranch Honey, Salt House Crunch
Ravioli - 17
Garden Harvest Vegetable and Fontina Cheese, White Corn Fondue, Blistered Tomatoes and Shaved Mt. Carmel Cave-Aged Goat Cheese
Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad - 14
Ranch Salt House Crunch, Trio Carmel Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Oven-Roasted Garlic Crouton
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

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

LET'S EAT

Mary's Free Range Chicken Breast - 31
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 - 38
Fisherman Jerry's Catch, Valley Kitchen Cooked, Lemon-Olive Oil Whipped Potatoes, Garden Fennel, Heirloom Tomato Confit, Rainbow Chard
Liberty Farm's Duck Breast - 36
From Fourth-Generation Duck Farmer: “Jim the Duckman”
Honey-Braised Red Cabbage, Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Cipollini Sherry Jus

Our Naturally Raised Beef Selections are from the Farms of Scott and Kim English, Hercules Ranch and Thomas Angus Ranch:
Rib-Eye of Beef - 43
Filet of Beef - 46
Point Reyes Blue Cheese Potato Gratin, Grilled Torpedo Onion Ratatouille and Cabernet Jus

Sides - 7

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

We serve beef from sustainable family ranchers, that is never administered antibiotics or growth hormones.

"PLAY LONGER" CHEF'S HEALTHIER CHOICE - MP

"BUTCHER BLOCK" CHEF'S CASUAL DINNER - MP

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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

Carmel Valley Ranch Apple Cake - 12
Bourbon Apples, Roasted Apple Sauce, Crème Anglaise
Watsonville Berry Biscuit - 13
Warm Shortcake, Meyer Lemon Chantilly Cream, Mint Syrup
Swank Farms Heirloom Carrot Cake - 14
Candied Pecan, Big Sur Goat Cheese Buttercream and Bourbon-Brown Sugar Vanilla Sauce
Chocolate Banana Cr��me Brulee - 14
Caramelized Banana, Spiced Cream
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

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Wine List

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