On today’s episode of Ramona Revealed, we are popping just across the street from my office to Marinade on Main. This restaurant is truly one of my favorite spots, and not just for the convenience! I love all the fresh flavors and local produce.
They make basically everything from scratch! From their marmalade to all the breakfast baked goods, it’s all made in house. They locally source produce, meats, and eggs from nearby farms.
The head chef Jessica and her husband chose to open a restaurant in Ramona because their families live in the area and they love the community. She went to culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu and worked at high-end restaurants in Las Vegas before opening Marinade.
Jessica wanted to open a boutique restaurant so she could highlight local flavors and really focus in on all the details.
Katie, who manages the front of house, takes great care of all the customers who come in. She loves seeing familiar faces and knowing that she is serving the most high-quality food.
You can tell Jessica loves cooking and coming up with new menu items. In her previous experience in Las Vegas, Jessica would have to present new entrees to a board who would then vote. By the time the process was complete, oftentimes the produce would no longer be in season!
Now, Jessica gets to decide what to create with fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables every day in her daily specials. The fresh flavors really shine through in everything on the menu.
If you are a health food junkie, there are plenty of tasty options. Around lunch time, we recommend giving the health bowl lunch special a try. We particularly enjoyed the Mediterranean inspired flavors.
If you haven’t stopped by Marinade on Main for lunch, make sure you do! You won’t be disappointed.