Friday, May 29, 2020

News.....

Because our jealous neighbors have pushed the issue, we are no longer allowed to publish our menus on-line.

We have never been a public place....we don't deal well with the general public. That's why we thrived at the General Store...the road deleted all the assholes. "It's too far.....It takes too long....The music is too loud....The waitresses are too young and too rude....They don't accommodate special diets....There were dogs/peacocks/roosters in the restaurant...."

All of that is true.
Dogs. Peacocks. Young badass girls, possibly already bitter about life. Slow service from the kitchen. Zero concern for "special" diets.

All of that is still true.

If you want to somehow participate further, text me your email at 831-659-5100.

This site will return to caustic, inappropriate commentary on food in our "modern" world.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Back in black....Menu for 28 May

Here is our private menu for the rest of today.....We will have a whole new menu tomorrow after noon when I return from the wharf and farmers market.

Wilson Ranch spring lamb Bo Kho stew (lemongrass, ginger, etc) $12

Mesquite grilled certified Angus tritip $25
Boeuf bourguignon (from tritip) $12

Chicken mole (Tepotzlan style, not sweet, no chocolate) $6
Mary's organic chicken curry (yellow) $10 for two servings
Garlic/rosemary roasted half Mary's chicken $7

Chile verde $10 per quart
Cashew/cumin/roast garlic crusted loin of pork $10 (about two pounds)

Cachagua Store roasted beet salad with coconut chevre and balsamic reduction $6
Amanda's kale salad with her amazing sesame dressing $5

Local rockfish in Nobu marinade $8
Ahi tuna steak with mango chutney (seared rare) with soba noodles $18 per pound (three servings)
Hawaiian style poke (ahi) with soba noodles, seaweed salad and spicy cuttlefish $8

Carl and Charlotte Muia olive oil cake with Valrhona white chocolate crema inglese and strawberry rhubarb compot $4

Fred Minnazoli Brooks cherries (red) $6 per quart

Please text your orders to 831-659-5100
Orders can be picked up at the Massa tasting room at 69 West Carmel Valley Road

Delivery is possible on the Peninsula on Saturday's and in Santa Cruz area on Sunday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

New news....Late on Wednesday ....

We survived a failed attempt to shut us down by a jealous "competitor".
It was a stressful day....we donated all our food to the Mission.
I will have a new menu up and running tomorrow morning.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Locals rule!

News

Friends: We are at long last officially moving to our new digs! After two and a half beautiful years at Douglas Ranch we are returning to our original Carmel Valley kitchen.

It will take a few days to complete the paperwork, and I am sure there will be a socially distanced, appropriately healthy open house in the new future.

See you soon!

Michael, Amanda and Juan

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cachagua Fun/Fundraiser

Ad hoc fundraiser for Cachagua Fire.
Fun raiser.
Laurie Massa has some 2016 Cabernet from the Soberanes Fire (I am wearing the t-shirt).
I really like the wine, including it's smoky hints.
Rich Tanguay was the only local winemaker with the balls to make a wine that year.
In Sonoma in fire years, the vineyards get together and give the fruit they would normally toss or not even pick and one of them makes wine. The proceeds go to the fire guys on a separate label, and the fire guys take in serious money.
I proposed this, and nobody wanted to play, for fear that word would get out that their grapes were involved and it would damage their "brand".
Well, bullshit. I really like the '16 Heller Cab.
So, we are offering a smoky thing this weekend:
Mesquite grilled Black Angus tritip (about three pounds), half a pound of Amanda's smoked salmon, and a bottle of the '16 Cab.....$50.
Or...A pound of tritip or half mesquite grilled Mary's chicken, quarter pound of smoked salmon, bottle of wine....$35
Cachagua Fire gets a cut, and are happy to deliver to you, giving you the opportunity to leave a nice tip. You can also pick up here at Massa Estate. (This whole thing is Laurie Massa's idea).
I won't go on about first responders, and how much we owe them....if you don't get that we shouldn't even be "friends"
It would be nice to know if you are interested on short notice.
Text to 831-659-5100

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

8 April menu


Menu 8 April
Boeuf Bourguignon $12 a quart
Moroccan Lamb stew $12/quart                (gluten free) (After 4pm)
Chile Verde $10/quart (mild, gluten free)
Roast half rosemary/garlic organic Mary’s chicken $6 (After 4pm or Thursday)
Roast cashew crusted pork loin…..$10 for eight inch section approx. 2# (After 4pm)
Chicken, cream, chanterelles, carrots, Calvados $6 per serving
Chicken mole. Moh---lay, not moles. Hecho in casa. $4
Braised lamb shank $8 per servin
Braised Wilson Ranch beef osso bucco $10 per serving
OraKing fresh salmon $16 per pound. Nobu marinade if you want.
Localish black cod $18 per pound (four ounces is a serving. Nobu marinade.
Cioppino $12 per quart
Amanda’s simple chicken soup (large pieces) $6 per quart
Three mushroom chowder (cream) $8 per quart
Amanda’s cold smoked salmon $10 for 200 grams (a lot) Limited. More on Thursday.
Cheese and macaroni (Lokal style) $4 per serving
Amanda’s kale salad with her amazing sesame dressing $5
Mesquite grilled Black Angus tritip $25
Breakfast pack: 1# 88% butter, 1 dz Linda Ferrasci local eggs, half pound local chanterelles $20
Sides: black beans, brown basmati rice, wild rice, butter roasted Yukon gold potatoes, soba noodles, organic broccoli $1 each.
To order please text 831-659-5100
Delivery is possible
Pick up 69 West Carmel Valley Road, Massa tasting room

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

7 April Menu


Menu 7 April

Boeuf Bourguignon $12 a quart (gluten free)
Moroccan Lamb stew $12/quart                (gluten free) (After 4pm)
Confit of California Muscovy duck $10 
Chile Verde $10/quart (mild, gluten free)
Roast half rosemary/garlic organic Mary’s chicken $6
Roast cashew crusted pork loin…..$10 for eight inch section approx. 2#
Chicken, cream, chanterelles, carrots, Calvados $6 per serving
Chicken mole. Moh---lay, not moles. Hecho in casa. $3
Braised lamb shank $8 per serving
Coque au vin (Mary’s organic chicken) $10 per quart
Braised Wilson Ranch beef osso bucco $10 per serving
OraKing fresh salmon $16 per pound. Nobu marinade if you want.
Localish black cod $18 per pound (four ounces is a serving. Nobu marinade if you want)
Cioppino $12 per quart (gluten free)
Amanda’s simple chicken soup (large pieces) $6 per quart (gluten free)
Three mushroom chowder (gluten free)
Amanda’s cold smoked salmon $10 for 200 grams (a lot)
Cheese and macaroni (Lokal style) $4 per serving
Amanda’s kale salad with her amazing sesame dressing $5
Mesquite grilled Black Angus tritip $25
Breakfast pack: 1# 88% butter, 1 dz Linda Ferrasci local eggs, half pound local chanterelles $20
Sides: black beans, brown basmati rice, wild rice, butter roasted Yukon gold potatoes, soba noodles, organic broccoli $1 each.

To order please text 831-659-5100
Delivery is possible
Pick up 69 West Carmel Valley Road, Massa tasting room

Thursday, April 02, 2020

2 April menu


Menu 2 April

Boeuf Bourguignon $15 a quart
Lamb Curry $15/quart
Moroccan Lamb stew $12/quart                (gluten free)
Chile Verde $10/quart (mild, gluten free)
Roast half rosemary/garlic organic Mary’s chicken $6
Roast cashew crusted pork loin…..$10 for eight inch section approx. 2#
Chicken, cream, chanterelles, carrots, Calvados $6 per serving
Braised lamb shank $8 per serving
Coque au vin (Mary’s organic chicken) $12 per quart
Braised Wilson Ranch beef osso bucco $10 per serving
Grilled large (8-10 per pound) diver scallops $20 per pound (two is a serving)
OraKing fresh salmon $16 per pound. Nobu marinade if you want.
Localish black cod $18 per pound (four ounces is a serving. Nobu marinade if you want)
Manhattan style clam chowder $8 per quart
Cioppino $12 per quart
Amanda’s simple chicken soup (large pieces) $6 per quart
Cream of chicken and chanterelle soup $8 per quart
Amanda’s cold smoked salmon $10 for 200 grams (a lot)
Amanda's amazing kale salad with her sesame dressing $5
Mesquite grilled Black Angus tritip $25
Breakfast pack: 1# 88% butter, 1 dz Linda Ferrasci local eggs, half pound local chanterelles $20
Sides: black beans, brown basmati rice, wild rice, butter roasted Yukon gold potatoes, soba noodles, organic broccoli $1 each.

Folks: quart quantities are at least two servings. Or not, if you get enthusiastic. Most ingredients are local and organic. Containers are microwave safe.
Please order by text to 831-659-5100.
Or pick up at the Massa tasting room, 69 West Carmel Valley Road. If the red Liverpool flag is up, we are open in back. 
Delivery is available....on our schedule.
This is not a meal service. Assume that you are ordering for tomorrow or the next day.
Thank you and be safe.
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