Cooking Classes, a Butcher and Farm-to-Table Produce
Written By: Chef Whitney Aronoff
Photography Provided By: Ranch 45, By Maraelia Romain and Mike Smith Ranch 45 Solana Beach
Ranch 45 has quickly become a popular foodie outpost in Solana Beach. Co-founded by Pam Schwartz, a Culinary Institute of America alum, she is passionate about seasonal, whole foods. At Ranch 45, they value sourcing food from local farms, along with building community. The unique concept blends farm-to-table eatery, cooking classes and a butcher shop. We chatted with Schwartz to get you all the inside details on how to shop, cook and eat at Ranch 45.
Serving a Taste of California Ranch 45 Solana Beach
Ranch 45 offers a healthy breakfast and lunch menu from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The fast casual dining experience goes above and beyond with more personable service and a local feel.
Enjoy a cup of their organic coffee and rest easy in knowing they have a relationship with all their produce vendors, which are primarily from California. Schwartz has personally visited most of the farms where the products are raised and produced.
Dinner Party Help Ranch 45 Solana Beach
Look no further than Ranch 45 when planning your next dinner party. When catering a meal for less than 20 and up to 80, you can trust they are plating the best local, in-season produce available. Schwartz personally visits Chino Farms to gather the ingredients that serves their on-site private events. “We also have a full demo kitchen and create custom, personalized cooking classes for six to 20 people,” says Schwartz.
You Had Me at Steak Ranch 45 Solana Beach
Ranch 45 is uniquely a restaurant and butcher shop in one convenient location. Shop for meat from family owned beef producer Brandt Beef (Ranch 45 is an exclusive provider). You can trust that your meat has no hormones and no antibiotics; they follow the philosophy of raising its animals naturally and humanely with much care and respect.
Native Knowledge: When picking up your meats, be sure to grab the house-made sauces and sides to complete your meal at home.
Ranch 45 offers holiday meal prep, with three different ways to serve you best. Purchase your specialty meat raw, pick it up hot or take it home with reheating instructions.
The holiday menu offers everything you’ll need for your family feasts. From prime rib and turkey to stuffing and all the glorious vegetable sides using locally sourced produce. Yes, please!
So, what is her favorite cut of meat? “When I have time on the weekend, I’ll take home the meaty back ribs and throw them on my Green Egg,” says Schwartz. “They cook up super thick and tender.” When it’s a busy weeknight, she likes to cook the flat iron steak for her and her family. “Simply season with salt and pepper, throw on the grill or seared in a pan.”
Native Knowledge: Consider yourself a foodie? Mark your calendar for Ranch 45’s cooking class, Steak 101, on Nov. 13. You’ll learn all the beef cuts and cooking techniques with in-house Chef DuVal Warner. It’s about time you master the perfect steak dinner at home!
512 Via De La Valle, Ste 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075