Parker Garage partners with Lone Star Ranch for ranch-to-table resources

August 14, 2015

Parker Garage is launching one of the largest farm-to-table operations in Colorado. In a partnership with Lone Star Ranch, located in nearby Elizabeth, Parker Garage is bringing fresh, local ingredients direct from ranch to restaurant with award-winning Executive Chef Duy Pham residing on the 1,000-acre ranch to help plant, grow and source ingredients for the restaurant.

The Parker Garage menu will reflect the local farm cuisine, featuring as many fresh, seasonal ingredients as available and incorporating Pham’s 25-year, French-inspired culinary expertise. In addition to free-range cattle, the team is raising chickens and honey bees, fresh herbs for the kitchen and the bar with plans to build a large greenhouse and add goats, ducks and quail to the ranch.

“Our new farm-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,” said 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 Aug. 26, in which Pham prepares 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 twist on the tomahawk rib. Limited quantities of the full six-pound tomahawk rib will be available for 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 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 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. Both the restaurant and Lone Star Ranch are available for private events.

Parker Garage is located in the original “Parker Garage” building on Mainstreet built in 1916, which served as the Warhorse Inn restaurant for 30 years. After purchasing the building to launch Parker Garage, the owner/operator team repurposed the historic building, including many of the original materials.

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