Each meal is a special occasion at the ranch. The ranch chef is a graduate of the Culinary School of Arts, and takes great care in the preparation and serving of every dish – they embrace home cooking in the traditional sense.
Most everything is prepared from scratch and baking is a specialty. In addition to entrees such as steak, ribs, fresh trout, tenderloin and turkey, there’s a good choice of vegetables, fruits and salads, and during the week there are frequent barbecue cookouts, which are always a highlight. Meals are served family style with all you care to eat and consideration is given to the requirements of children, as well as those with special dietary needs.
There’s a BYOB policy at the ranch and guests bring alcohol of their choice or the ranch will pick up what you request on their town-runs. Santa Fe has some wonderful wine shops and you can stop by local wines and breweries on your way to the ranch. If you prefer, you can also ship to the ranch ahead of time. Glasses, ice machine and openers are available in the lodge and there’s a large guest refrigerator easily accessible from the dining room where you can store anything you wish to keep cold.
And if you are not an alcohol drinker, there’s RTR coffee and a selection of teas available at any time, as well as a selection of sodas and drinks in the Trading Post.
At meals lemonade is served, refreshing juices and iced tea, and there is always the cool, pure RTR well water.