The mission of the Ravens Restaurant is simple: To provide guests with excellent food that rivals the finest restaurants in the world, created within the context of what is healthy and sustainable, ethically and environmentally. This ethos is behind every dish, and the menu offers a range of options – from raw to gluten free to heartier dishes that can satisfy even a carnivore’s cravings.
The Ravens Restaurant is open for both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will be an eye-opening experience for those who think the first meal of the day must include eggs and dairy – these vegan delights have changed many people’s minds about what’s required for a delicious breakfast. Favorites include the citrus polenta with sautéed garden greens and cashew cream sauce, the vegan ranchero with salsa cruda, and the florentine.
Dinner takes vegan dining to an extremely high level, with a constantly-changing selection of fine-dining dishes. The signature offering here is the Sea Palm Strudel, a delightful Asian-inspired dish consisting of locally-harvest Sea palm (a sea vegetable you will undoubtedly see on the rocks during your visits to the ocean) and a medley of vegetables in sesame phyllo with umeboshi plum. The wine selection here focuses exclusively on Mendocino County wines, offering a huge range of boutique and rare wines, with an emphasis on world-class Mendocino pinot noir.
If you’re visiting on a Wednesday evening, you may also want to sample their Ethnic Night, when they highlight vegan selections of a particular food culture. Past nights have included Ethiopian, Honduran, Indian, and Thai.