When the autumn leaves start falling, it’s a sure sign that the grilling event of the season is about to fire up at The Alisal.
Alisal Guest Ranch Blog & News
Welcome to the Alisal Guest Ranch Blog. We love posting stories about the happenings around the Alisal and keeping you updated with the latest tidbits and tales. You’ll find a little bit of everything here and then some. We love hearing about stories from guests so if you’ve got something to say, just let us know by sending us a message.Looking for photos or videos that we post? We don’t always add those to the Ranch Blog but we do add them to our Alisal Photos & Videos Gallery.
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This dish blends fingerling new potatoes, charred sweet onions and leeks, topped with an ample helping of zingy jalapeño butter.
If you’re looking for a romantic setting to host an unforgettable, elegant & rustic wedding, then consider the 10,000 acres of possibilities that await when you exchange vows at The Alisal.
If you have a sweet tooth and an appreciation for adult beverages, this Mezcal Pudding whipped up at The Alisal, is a treat not to be missed.
These days The Alisal barnyard is alive with new snorts, squeals and squawks, as we welcome in a passel of new critters just waiting to meet you.
This issue reveals the hottest new Ranch activities, the latest on our barnyard critters, a peek at our tasty summer menu and introduces our wedding and events coordinator Rebecca Cianculli.
Alisal Executive Chef, Anthony Endy, hits all the right notes with mouthwatering jumbo shrimp and linguica sausage skewers topped with a zingy herb salsa verde.
With The Alisal’s 10,000-acre working cattle ranch and world-class resort as a backdrop, celebrity dessert expert, author and chocolatier, Valerie Gordon, offers up a simple recipe for creating a luscious Bistro Chocolate Cake.
The Alisal has partnered with Chef Valerie Gordon, author of the cookbook “Sweet” and one of Los Angeles’s top chocolatiers, to offer an exclusive gourmet s’mores kit.
In 1946 when the Jackson Family opened The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort to guests, it was their dream to one day have a championship golf course be part of the Ranch experience.
Perhaps you’ve heard about Nathan Turner’s many notable interior design projects. Now you can experience his flair for elegant rustic style, first hand, if you reserve the Turner House the next time you visit The Alisal.
The Alisal is pleased to offer more of what you are looking for to make your stay unforgettable. Download the Summer 2019 Activity Guide to see everything we offer in the way of outdoor and indoor activities.
The countryside around The Alisal is filled with bountiful farms, and vineyards alive with summertime sunshine. It’s only natural that at this time of year, the emphasis of Chef Endy’s menus is on bright, fresh, lively flavors.
In the grand tradition of the Wild West, The Alisal has for decades treated grilling as a fine art, and with the help of our guest grill masters, we are mighty excited to help you take your grilling skills to the next level.
No, The Alisal has not added exotic giant chickens to the barnyard flock. Those bumpy Big Green Eggs you may have seen around the Ranch, are top-of-the-line gourmet grills.
This issue of “Riders of The Alisal” is brimming with stories and updates. Enjoy reading about our sunny, springtime activities, Caiti Price our featured wrangler, Charger, our featured horse, and the fabulous, fresh dining available this season.
The BBQ Bootcamp sessions, featuring Chefs Burt Bakman, Frank Ostini, Paula Disbrowe (author of “Cowgirl Cuisine”), and Chocolatier Valerie Gordon, cover all aspects of BBQ from starting a fire to spice rubs to grilled desserts.
If you have never tried the new recreation sensation of pickleball, then your getaway to The Alisal might be the perfect opportunity to learn the basics and have some fun.
We are pleased to highlight one of our star wranglers who has called The Alisal home for the last six years. Jen Sorenson grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley and has been around horses, much of her life.
If you have never gotten up close to an alpaca, then stop by, and get to know the newest additions to our barnyard menagerie.
Spring at The Alisal is when the Ranch is at its colorful best. The weather is mild, the hills are dressed in vivid green, and there are so many great activities available you won’t know where to start.
Fresh, local and seasonal ingredients are the cornerstone of The Alisal menu. This winter, our Executive Chef, Anthony Endy, has plenty of treats in store for hungry cowpokes looking to fuel up after a day of Ranch excitement.
If you’re a couple looking for a romantic setting to host an unforgettable wedding, then consider the 10,000 acres of possibilities that await when you exchange vows at The Alisal.
Winter at The Alisal is a special time of year. The mornings are crisp, the afternoons generally mild, and the pace is a bit more relaxed than the hectic summer season.
Spirit Spotlight – Looking for a little after dinner treat that will tickle your taste buds and warm your spirits?
The winter edition of Riders of The Alisal has arrived. Learn about Chef Endy’s seasonal favorites from the kitchen, a recent dream wedding at the Ranch, our new “Wine, Women & Wranglers” getaway, and more!
The holidays come alive at The Alisal with twinkling lights, fresh garlands, gingerbread houses and festively adorned trees, inviting all to enjoy the spirit of the season.
Major is a six-year old roan American Quarter Horse. He came to The Alisal in June of this year from a ranch in Billings, Montana.
Fall is a great time for horsing around. It’s a little quieter, and both the horses and the wranglers seem to have a skosh more energy.
Thanksgiving at The Alisal is a special time when good friends, family and delicious food come together to make lasting memories. The leaves are changing, the mornings are crisp and the whole Ranch has a festive spirit.
Even though Courtney DeLongpré has been a wrangler at The Alisal for less than a year, she is already one of the guest’s favorites.
It was a big deal last year when Sara Ovadia, our First Assistant Golf Pro at the Alisal River Course, took home the title of Southern California Match Play Champion.
The Alisal’s saloon piano man, for over 50 years, is Bill Powell. Bill has been an important part of The Alisal experience since 1968. Back then, by day, Bill was a school teacher (later a school principal) and in the evenings he would take piano requests in The Alisal Oak Room.
“So many great flavors and such a rich bounty of local produce, that is what I think of when fall rolls around,” says The Alisal’s Executive Chef Endy.
The fall edition of Riders of The Alisal has arrived and we have exciting new and adventurous tales for you to read up on.
There are wonderful activities for every member of the family to enjoy at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort this fall, including the ones mentioned here, plus so many more. Whether you come to relax, sightsee, stay active or enjoy time away with the family, your time at The Alisal is guaranteed to be jam-packed with fun events and memorable activities. Check out our Fall Activity Guide to learn more!