Parker Garage, a relatively new restaurant based out of the historic building of the same name, recently announced it is launching one of the largest ranch-to-table operations in Colorado. In a partnership with Lone Star Ranch (located in nearby Elizabeth, CO) Parker Garage is bringing fresh, local ingredients direct from ranch to restaurant with locally renowned Executive Chef Duy Pham residing on the 1,000-acre ranch to help plant, grow and source ingredients for the restaurant. This officially adds Parker Garage to the select group of true ranch-to-table restaurants on the Front Range.
The menu will reflect the local ranch-inspired cuisine, featuring as many fresh, seasonal ingredients as available. Chef Pham brings his 25-years of French-inspired culinary expertise to add a unique twist. In addition to free-range cattle, the Parker garage team is raising chickens and honey bees, while growing fresh herbs for the kitchen and the bar. There are also current plans to build a large greenhouse and add goats, ducks, and quail to the ranch.
“Our new ranch-to-table experience will allow us to bring the best, local ingredients to our customers and infuse Chef Pham’s passion for crafting an intention-based menu with hand-selected seasonal ingredients brilliantly prepared,” says Brent Walker, Operating Owner of Parker Garage. “The partnership with Lone Star Ranch is a perfect match based on our culinary point of view and desire to bring fresh, authentic food and flavors to the dining experience.”
Parker Garage was recently visited by the Food Network for an episode of Carnival Cravings airing August 26, in which Chef Pham prepared a six-pound tomahawk rib for host Anthony Anderson. For the month of August, Parker Garage will feature a single serving bone-in short rib in celebration of the Food Network episode featuring Chef Pham’s unique twist on the tomahawk rib. Limited quantities of the full six-pound tomahawk rib will be made available by special order.
The full Parker Garage menu features a selection of local meats, seafood and vegetarian entrees, many of which are prepared sous-vide (French for “under vacuum”) as part of Pham’s notable French cooking technique. In addition, his culinary team delivers soups and sauces made from scratch, daily lunch and dinner selections from farm-fresh ingredients with all butchering done in house. The menu rotates seasonally with daily features to reflect fresh, sustainable ingredients sourced from the ranch and other select purveyors. Lunch and dinner are served seven days/nights a week with Sunday brunch and a personalized chef’s table dining experience.
The restaurant also features a wide selection of artisanal cocktails, craft beer and a full wine list. Parker Garage is one of a select number of establishments in Colorado to carry Herman Joseph’s Private Reserve beer and Barmen Pilsner. Both the restaurant and Lone Star Ranch are available for private events.
For more information, visit the Parker Garage website or call (720) 389-8105. Parker Garage is located at 19420 E Mainstreet in Parker, CO.