Saturday, July 31, 2021

Recent menu.....

Hey, folks: This is our Saturday garden catering menu, and essentially our to go menu. We are open Saturdays from 11am to 5pm or so, and Sundays for brunch from 10:30 am to 5pm. This is essentially our to-go menu as well. We are also happy to open on any given day for private dinners of any number. Last night we did an impromptu menu for two folks who happened by and stuck their heads in the door. Impromptu and spontaneous is our favorite thing, but a day or two's notice is better. Thanks for your patience! Saturday Garden Catering Menu Infamous Fandangos: asiago/scallion bruschetta $6 Pinnacle galia melon with prosciutto $8; Han Kook Market kim bap (vegan sushi) $5 Gazpacho Andaluz (Borba Farm heirloom tomatoes, etc) $7 Massa Estate cheese platter: Schoch Farmstead cheeses, Rebecca’s local feta, Pt. Reyes blue; lactic fermented carrots, pineapple/fennel relish, our cherry membrillo, red onion/black pepper compote, local cherries $14 Caprese salad: 1# of Borba Farm heirloom tomatoes, our basil, fresh mozzarella, Muia EVOO $16 *Street elotes: organic corn off the cob, spring onions, pasillas, Wisconsin butter $10 *Carmelized Violini Farm brussels sprouts: Nueske’s bacon/Han Kook Market kim chee $12 *Amanda’s kale salad with her amazing sesame dressing $9 *Cachagua Store Pear Salad: yuzu:dressing, parsnip chips and Pt. Reyes blue cheese $12 Hawaiian style poke: ahi tuna, seaweed salad, soba, spicy cuttlefish noodles $12 *Amanda’s Carmel Valley oak smoked OraKing salmon with capers and onions $14 Roast beef salad: mesquite grilled tritip, spring onions, capers and heirlooms $16 Kathy Lambert’s special sandwich: grilled Nueske’s ham, Schoch Junipero cheese, Jane Flower tomato jam, baby arugula $16 Grilled Ora King salmon with beurre blanc, Violini asparagus, forbidden rice, etc $22 Grilled wild Monterey Halibut: beurre blanc, Borba Farm green beans, forbidden rice, roast potatoes, etc $18 Mesquite grilled Zio Brand top sirloin cap with sides or as a sandwich with garden salad $16 Double Duck: Confit of Sonoma duck leg with grilled cured breast, cassoulet, our kraut $22 Normal mesquite grilled Zio Brand pork chop with mango chutney $18 Desserts: Butter crust apple pie with vanilla ice cream and Jack Daniels caramel $8 Carl Muia olive oil cake with Valrhona white chocolate and Vasquez Ranch strawberries and strawberry coulis $8 Valrhona Araguani chocolate crema inglese with river and sea salts and Muia EVOO $10 Vasquez Ranch strawberries with strawberry coulis and crema inglese $6

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Menu for 5-6 June

The garden is open for brunch and lunch Saturday and Sunday in the sun. Sunday we open for Cachagua Store style brunch at !0:30, and look forward to the dulcet sounds of Rick Chelew after 1pm
We are back in the kitchen, and for pickup and delivery.
Give us some notice....but it is OK to just call up and see what we have.
831-659-5100
We are happy to deliver anywhere in the Village....even just a quart of soup or an order of brussels sprouts.
Famous Fandangos: asiago/scallion bruschette $6
Monterey salmon, leeks and saffron soup $6

Massa Estate cheese platter: Schoch Farmstead cheeses, Pt Reyes blue, Rebecca's Garden Variety local feta; our cherry membrillo, Borba Farm beet gelee, lactic fermented carrots, red onion/black pepper compote, pineapple/fennel/rosemary relish $10

Elotes: Mexican street corn with spring onions, pasillas, organic corn and Wisconsin 88% butter $9
Violini Farm asparagus! Mequite grilled with Rebecca's Garden Variety local sheep feta, Mora Farm poached duck egg, Meyer lemon $12
Roasted Borba Farm brussels sprouts with Nueske bacon and Han Kook Market kim chee $10

Cachagua Store Pear Salad with yuzu dressing, parsnip chips and Pt. Reyes blue cheese $10
Lokal style charred Caesar salad with Asiago crisps $8 Amanda's amazing kale salad $7

Hawaiian style poke: ahi tuna, seaweed salad, soba, spicy cuttlefish noodles $10
Amanda’s cold smoked wild Monterey salmon with sweet spring onions and capers $16
Ceviche of super fresh local rockfish (Bear’s limes, Meyer lemon, tangelo, cara cara, Oro Blanco grapefruit, etc $12

Mesquite grilled LE (Zio Brand) Almond top sirloin cap with Bhutanese red rice, Borba Farm green beans, Yukon gold butter roasted potatoes $16
Grilled OraKing salmon with champagne beurre blanc, as above $18
Grilled Mexican wild white prawns with asparagus, peas, cream, pasillas and angel hair pasta $16
Grilled local rockfish with champagne beurre blanc, wild rice, Borba Farm green beans $12.

Carl Muia olive oil cake with Valrhona white chocolate crema inglese $6
Laurie Massa Kahlua cake with Valrhona crema inglese $6
Valrhona single source Araguani chocolate crema inglese with river and sea salts $10
Vasquez Ranch organic strawberries $5 per basket
Death By Brownie: our killer brownies with two chocolates and Vasquez strawberries $8
OraKing salmon $18 per pound)
Amanda's kale dressing $6.50 for 8oz
Yuzu dressing $6.50 Muia EVOO $12 for 250ml
Vasquez Ranch organic strawberries $6
Ceviche, pear salad, cheese platter, beet salad, pork belly served on our platters. Best for orders in the Village or close.
Text orders to 831-659-5100
Free delivery in Carmel Valley Village

Friday, May 21, 2021

Menu for May 22-24

Mother Nature's gift of Monterey Bay Salmon is in...in limited quantities, but no less glorious
We are now getting all of our meats from Elly Almond at Zio in Salinas. A great butcher with access to local critters. We are putting USDA prime tritips and a delicious top sirloin cap on the grill right now.
The garden is open for brunch and lunch Saturday and Sunday in the sun. Sunday we open for Cachagua Store style brunch at !0:30, and look forward to the dulcet sounds of Rick Chelew after 1pm
We are back in the kitchen, and for pickup and delivery.
Give us some notice....but it is OK to just call up and see what we have.
831-659-5100
We are happy to deliver anywhere in the Village....even just a quart of soup or an order of brussels sprouts. The lockdown is suspended for now, but it is still wise to stay at home whenever you can.
Famous Fandangos: asiago/scallion bruschette $6
Monterey salmon, leeks and saffron soup $6

Massa Estate cheese platter: Schoch Farmstead cheeses, Pt Reyes blue, Rebecca's Garden Variety local feta; our cherry membrillo, Borba Farm beet gelee, lactic fermented carrots, red onion/black pepper compote, pineapple/fennel/rosemary relish $10

Elotes: Mexican street corn with spring onions, pasillas, organic corn and Wisconsin 88% butter $9
Violini Farm asparagus! Mequite grilled with Rebecca's Garden Variety local sheep feta, Melinda Friday poached duck egg, Meyer lemon $12
Roasted Borba Farm brussels sprouts with Nueske bacon and Han Kook Market kim chee $10

Cachagua Store Pear Salad with yuzu dressing, parsnip chips and Pt. Reyes blue cheese $10
Cachagua Store (Brendan) roasted baby beet salad with coconut chevre and balsamic reduction $12
Amanda's amazing kale salad with mushroom risotto cake $9

Hawaiian style poke: ahi tuna, seaweed salad, soba, spicy cuttlefish noodles $9
Amanda’s cold smoked North Coast salmon with sweet spring onions and capers $12
Ceviche of super fresh local rockfish (Bear’s limes, Meyer lemon, tangelo, cara cara, Oro Blanco grapefruit, etc $12

Mesquite grilled USDA Prime tritip with Bhutanese red rice, Borba Farm green beans, Yukon gold butter roasted potatoes $16
Grilled Monterey Bay wild salmon with champagne beurre blanc, as above $18
Grilled Mexican wild white prawns with asparagus, peas, cream, pasillas and angel hair pasta $16
Petrale sole Veronique (spring onions, cream, champagne), black rice, Violini asparagus $14
Grilled local rockfish with champagne beurre blanc, wild rice, Borba Farm green beans $12.

Carl Muia olive oil cake with Valrhona white chocolate crema inglese $6
Laurie Massa Kahlua cake with Valrhona crema inglese $6
Valrhona single source Araguani chocolate crema inglese with river and sea salts $10
Vasquez Ranch organic strawberries $5 per basket
Half garlic/rosemary roasted chicken $7
Monterey Bay wild salmon $22 per pound)
Amanda's kale dressing $6.50 for 8oz
Yuzu dressing $6.50 Muia EVOO $12 for 250ml
Vasquez Ranch organic strawberries $6
Ceviche, pear salad, cheese platter, beet salad, pork belly served on our platters. Best for orders in the Village or close.
Text orders to 831-659-5100
Free delivery in Carmel Valley Village

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sunshine

Mother Nature's gift of Monterey Bay Salmon is in...in limited quantities, but no less glorious
We are now getting all of our meats from Elly Almond at Zio in Salinas. A great butcher with access to local critters. We are putting USDA prime tritips and a delicious top sirloin cap on the grill right now.
The garden is open for brunch and lunch Saturday and Sunday in the sun. Sunday we look forward to the dulcet sounds of Rick Chelew after 1pm
We are back in the kitchen, and for pickup and delivery.
Give us some notice....but it is OK to just call up and see what we have.
831-659-5100
We are happy to deliver anywhere in the Village....even just a quart of soup or an order of brussels sprouts. The lockdown is suspended for now, but it is still wise to stay at home whenever you can.
Famous Fandangos: asiago/scallion bruschette $6
Monterey salmon, leeks and saffron soup $6
Massa Estate cheese platter: Schoch Farmstead cheeses, Pt Reyes blue, Rebecca's Garden Variety local feta; our cherry membrillo, Borba Farm beet gelee, lactic fermented carrots, red onion/black pepper compote, pineapple/fennel/rosemary relish $10

Violini Farm asparagus! Mequite grilled with Rebecca's Garden Variety local sheep feta, Melinda Friday poached duck egg, Meyer lemon $12
Roasted Borba Farm brussels sprouts with Nueske bacon and Han Kook Market kim chee $10

Cachagua Store Pear Salad with yuzu dressing, parsnip chips and Pt. Reyes blue cheese $10
Cachagua Store (Brendan) roasted baby beet salad with coconut chevre and balsamic reduction $12
Amanda's amazing kale salad with mushroom risotto cake $9

Amanda’s cold smoked North Coast salmon with sweet spring onions and capers $12
Ceviche of super fresh local rockfish (Bear’s limes, Meyer lemon, tangelo, cara cara, Oro Blanco grapefruit, etc $12

Mesquite grilled USDA Prime tritip with Bhutanese red rice, Borba Farm green beans, Yukon gold butter roasted potatoes $16 Grilled Monterey Bay wild salmon as above $16 Petrale sole Veronique $12 Double duck: confit of Grimaud Farm Muscovy duck leg and sliced grilled breast. With wild rice and cassoulet $18

Carl Muia olive oil cake with Valrhona white chocolate crema inglese $6
Laurie Massa Kahlua cake with Valrhona crema inglese $6
Valrhona single source Araguani chocolate crema inglese with river and sea salts $10
Half garlic/rosemary roasted chicken $7
Monterey Bay wild salmon $24 per pound)
Amanda's kale dressing $6.50 for 8oz
Yuzu dressing $6.50 Muia EVOO $12 for 250ml
Vasquez Ranch organic strawberries $6
Ceviche, pear salad, cheese platter, beet salad, pork belly served on our platters. Best for orders in the Village or close.
Text orders to 831-659-5100
Free delivery in Carmel Valley Village

Friday, April 30, 2021

May Day Weekend!

We are celebrating spring onions and leeks this weekend. Weird, I know.
Chilled asparagus vichysoisse (potato/leek soup) is the bomb....takes me back to the Colony in the '70's. Jacque Kennedy, Truman Capote kind of place.
Amanda's sister Gabrielle gave me a pie crust lesson this week. It was pretty hysterical, but I was able to stumble through it successfully.
Spring onion, leek, potato and Schoch Junipero cheese pie. I know....weird.
We finally (touch wood) found a reliable baby beet grower, so (against Brendan's wishes:"Dad, it's a twenty year old recipe!") we have four colors of nice beets again for beet salad.
I found some USDA Prime Black Angus tritip which is going in the dry rub right now. Also a dozen fat Little Bear style double pork chops, and whole Mary's organic chickens are in the brine as I type
And really nice black cod and local rockfish just arrived, with lots and lots of OraKing salmon.
The garden is open for brunch and lunch Saturday and Sunday in the sun. Sunday we look forward to the dulcet sounds of Rick Chelew after 1pm
We are back in the kitchen, and for pickup and delivery.
Give us some notice....but it is OK to just call up and see what we have.
831-659-5100
We are happy to deliver anywhere in the Village....even just a quart of soup or an order of brussels sprouts. The lockdown is suspended for now, but it is still wise to stay at home whenever you can.
Famous Fandangos: asiago/scallion bruschette $6
Kim Bap: Korean vegan sushi from Han Kook Market $5
Vichysoisse: (chilled cream/leek/potato soup) $6
Massa Estate cheese platter: Schoch Farmstead cheeses, Pt Reyes blue, Rebecca's Garden Variety local feta; our cherry membrillo, Borba Farm beet gelee, lactic fermented carrots, red onion/black pepper compote, pineapple/fennel/rosemary relish $10

Amanda's citrus/shaved fennel salad (Schletewiscz Farm organic cara cara, blood, tangelo and navel oranges, oro blanco grapefruit), baby arugula, walnut oil and toasted cashews $10
Violini Farm first asparagus! Mequite grilled with Rebecca's Garden Variety local sheep feta, Melinda Friday poached egg, Meyer lemon $12
Roasted Borba Farm brussels sprouts with Nueske bacon and Han Kook Market kim chee $10

Cachagua Store Pear Salad with yuzu dressing, parsnip chips and Pt. Reyes blue cheese $10
Cachagua Store (Brendan) roasted baby beet salad with coconut chevre and balsamic reduction $12
Amanda's amazing kale salad with mushroom risotto cake $9

Amanda’s cold smoked North Coast salmon with cucumber/dill salad $12
Ceviche of super fresh local rockfish (Bear’s limes, Meyer lemon, tangelo, cara cara, Oro Blanco grapefruit, etc $12

Little Bear style brined double pork chop with mango chutney and hibiscus/berry reduction $18
Mesquite grilled Mishima Ranch Wagyu sirloin with wild rice, roasted Yukon gold potatoes and Violini asparagus $18

Mesquite grilled USDA Prime tritip with Bhutanese red rice, Borba Farm green beans, Yukon gold butter roasted potatoes $16 Mesquite grilled California leg of lamb with garlic/mint reduction, Bhutanese red rice, roast Yukon gold potatoes and Violini asparagus $18 Double spring lamb chops persillade (parsley, mint, panko stuffing) with rice, potatoes, asparagus $20

Grilled Monterey Bay rockfish or OraKing salmon with wild rice, etc with tomato beurre blanc $12
Moroccan style California lamb stew with couscous $14
Tasmanian black Kampot pepper crusted black codw ith seaweed salad, soba noodles, spicy cuttlefish and Borba Farm green beans $12
with balsamic/soy reduction $14 Double duck: confit of Grimaud Farm Muscovy duck leg and sliced grilled breast. With wild rice and cassoulet $18

Roast Mary's organic chicken with butter roasted Yukon gold and Violini asparagus $12

Carl Muia olive oil cake with Valrhona white chocolate crema inglese $6
Laurie Massa Kahlua cake with Valrhona crema inglese $6
Valrhona single source Araguani chocolate crema inglese with river and sea salts $10
Mesquite grilled whole Mishima Ranch Wagyu sirloin (approx 1.5-2.5# ea) $12 per pound
Half garlic/rosemary roasted chicken $7
OraKing fresh salmon $18 per pound)
Amanda's kale dressing $6.50 for 8oz
Yuzu dressing $6.50 Muia EVOO $12 for 250ml
Melinda Friday eggs $7
Corralitos sausages (coarse grind kobasica, andouille, linguica, German) $3 each

Vasquez Ranch organic strawberries $6
Ceviche, pear salad, cheese platter, beet salad, pork belly served on our platters. Best for orders in the Village or close.
Text orders to 831-659-5100
Free delivery in Carmel Valley Village

Friday, April 16, 2021

Morton and Dylan's Birthday!

Sunny skies this weekend to celebrate another trip around the sun for two of our best (and most ironic)...
even though or house was 53 degrees inside at noon yesterday. And yes, we had a fire in the woodstove.
Justine Powell posted a gorgeous photo of our heirloom tomato caprese salad from five years ago this weekend. Samuel from Pinnacle tells me that it will be June before we see the first decent tomatoes.
Esther Vasquez is back with our favorite, non-cult strawberries, though. And Rhonda Violini asparagus is peak.
We also just brined more than a dozen Little Bear sized pork chops for taking home as is or for us to roast on the mesquite.

And really nice black cod and local rockfish just arrived, with lots and lots of OraKing salmon.
The garden is open for brunch and lunch Saturday and Sunday in the sun. Sunday we look forward to the dulcet sounds of Rick Chelew and daughter (!) after 1pm
We are back in the kitchen, and for pickup and delivery.
Give us some notice....but it is OK to just call up and see what we have.
831-659-5100
We are happy to deliver anywhere in the Village....even just a quart of soup or an order of brussels sprouts. The lockdown is suspended for now, but it is still wise to stay at home whenever you can.
Famous Fandangos: asiago/scallion bruschette $6
Kim Bap: Korean vegan sushi from Han Kook Market $5
Vichysoisse: (chilled cream/leek/potato soup) $6
Amanda's citrus/yoghurt salad (Brokaw farm organic cara cara and navel oranges, oro blanco grapefruit, Schoch raw yoghurt) $8 per pin. Sounds odd....really delicious.
Lokal style mac 'n cheese balls with Meyer lemon hollandaise $10
Massa Estate cheese platter: Schoch Farmstead cheeses, Pt Reyes blue, Rebecca's Garden Variety local feta; our cherry membrillo, Borba Farm beet gelee, lactic fermented carrots, red onion/black pepper compote, pineapple/fennel/rosemary relish $10

Violini Farm first asparagus! Mequite grilled with Rebecca's Garden Variety local feta, Melinda Friday poached egg, Meyer lemon $12
Roasted Borba Farm brussels sprouts with Nueske bacon and Han Kook Market kim chee $10

Cachagua Store Pear Salad with yuzu dressing, parsnip chips and Pt. Reyes blue cheese $10
Cachagua Store (Brendan) roasted baby beet salad with coconut chevre and balsamic reduction $12
Amanda's amazing kale salad with mushroom risotto cake $9

Amanda’s cold smoked North Coast salmon with capers and sweet onion $12
Ceviche of super fresh local rockfish (Bear’s limes, Meyer lemon, tangelo, cara cara, Oro Blanco grapefruit, etc $12

Little Bear style brined double pork chop with mango chutney and hibiscus/berry reduction $18
Mesquite grilled Mishima Ranch Wagyu sirloin with wild rice, roasted Yukon gold potatoes and Violini asparagus $18

Mesquite grilled California leg of lamb with garlic/mint reduction, Bhutanese red rice, roast Yukon gold potatoes and Violini asparagus $18 Double spring lamb chops persillade (parsley, mint, panko stuffing) with rice, potatoes, asparagus $20

Grilled Monterey Bay rockfish or OraKing salmon with wild rice, etc with tomato beurre blanc $12
Moroccan style California lamb stew with couscous $14
Tasmanian black Kampot pepper crusted black codw ith seaweed salad, soba noodles, spicy cuttlefish and Borba Farm green beans $12
with balsamic/soy reduction $14 Double duck: confit of Grimaud Farm Muscovy duck leg and sliced grilled breast. With wild rice and cassoulet $18

Roast Mary's half chicken with butter roasted Yukon gold and Violini asparagus $12

Carl Muia olive oil cake with Valrhona white chocolate crema inglese $6
Laurie Massa Kahlua cake with Valrhona crema inglese $6
Valrhona single source Araguani chocolate crema inglese with river and sea salts $10
Mesquite grilled whole Mishima Ranch Wagyu sirloin (approx 1.5-2.5# ea) $12 per pound
Half garlic/rosemary roasted chicken $7
OraKing fresh salmon $18 per pound)
Amanda's kale dressing $6.50 for 8oz
Yuzu dressing $6.50 Muia EVOO $12 for 250ml
Melinda Friday eggs $7
Corralitos sausages (coarse grind kobasica, andouille, linguica, German) $3 each

Vasquez Ranch organic strawberries $6
Ceviche, pear salad, cheese platter, beet salad, pork belly served on our platters. Best for orders in the Village or close.
Text orders to 831-659-5100
Free delivery in Carmel Valley Village

Friday, April 02, 2021

Easter Weekend Menu

Ahhh, Easter!
The garden is open for brunch and lunch Saturday and Sunday in the sun. Sunday we look forward to the dulcet sounds of Rick Chelew and daughter (!) after 1pm
We are back in the kitchen, and for pickup and delivery.
Give us some notice....but it is OK to just call up and see what we have.
831-659-5100
We are happy to deliver anywhere in the Village....even just a quart of soup or an order of brussels sprouts. The lockdown is suspended for now, but it is still wise to stay at home whenever you can.
We have super fresh salmon, black cod, rockfish and gorgeous ahi tuna, as well as 1 3/4-2 1/2 pound Wagyu sirloin roasts from Mishima Ranch in SLO Famous Fandangos: asiago/scallion bruschette $6
Kim Bap: Korean vegan sushi from Han Kook Market $5

Amanda's citrus/yoghurt salad (Brokaw farm organic cara cara and navel oranges, oro blanco grapefruit, Schoch raw yoghurt) $8 per pin. Sounds odd....really delicious.
Lokal style mac 'n cheese balls with Meyer lemon hollandaise $10 Massa Estate cheese platter: Schoch Farmstead cheeses, Pt Reyes blue, Rebecca's Garden Variety local feta; our cherry membrillo, Borba Farm beet gelee, lactic fermented carrots, red onion/black pepper compote, pineapple/fennel/rosemary relish $10

Violini Farm first asparagus! Mequite grilled with Rebecca's Garden Variety local feta, Melinda Friday poached egg, Meyer lemon $12
Roasted Borba Farm brussels sprouts with Nueske bacon and Han Kook Market kim chee $10

Cachagua Store Pear Salad with yuzu dressing, parsnip chips and Pt. Reyes blue cheese $9
Amanda's amazing kale salad with mushroom risotto cake $8

Amanda’s cold smoked North Coast salmon with capers and sweet onion $12
Ceviche of super fresh local rockfish (Bear’s limes, Meyer lemon, cara cara orange, Oro Blanco grapefruit, etc $12

Little Bear style brined double pork chop with mango chutney and hibiscus/berry reduction $18
Mesquite grilled Mishima Ranch Wagyu sirloin with wild rice, roasted Yukon gold potatoes and Violini asparagus $18

Mesquite grilled California leg of lamb with garlic/mint reduction, Bhutanese red rice, roast Yukon gold potatoes and Violini asparagus $18 Double spring lamb chops persillade (parsley, mint, panko stuffing) with rice, potatoes, asparagus $20

Grilled Monterey Bay rockfish or OraKing salmon with wild rice, etc with tomato beurre blanc $12
Tasmanian black Kampot pepper crusted black codw ith seaweed salad, soba noodles, spicy cuttlefish and Borba Farm green beans $12
with balsamic/soy reduction $14 Double duck: confit of Grimaud Farm Muscovy duck leg and sliced grilled breast. With wild rice and cassoulet $16

Roast Mary's half chicken with butter roasted Yukon gold and Violini asparagus $12

Carl Muia olive oil cake with Valrhona white chocolate crema inglese $6
Laurie Massa Kahlua cake with Valrhona crema inglese $6
Valrhona single source Araguani chocolate crema inglese with river and sea salts $10
Mesquite grilled whole Mishima Ranch Wagyu sirloin (approx 1.5-2.5# ea) $12 per pound
Half garlic/rosemary roasted chicken $7
OraKing fresh salmon $18 per pound)
Amanda's kale dressing $6.50 for 8oz
Yuzu dressing $6.50 Muia EVOO $12 for 250ml
Melinda Friday eggs $7
Corralitos sausages (coarse grind kobasica, andouille, linguica, German) $3 each

Ceviche, pear salad, cheese platter, beet salad, pork belly served on our platters. Best for orders in the Village or close.
Text orders to 831-659-5100
Free delivery in Carmel Valley Village