AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

Oct 25, 2015

1779930_1009679919053705_8547979970981596374_n-1AltaEats, the “up, up the hill” little neighborhood restaurant located in Pasadena—but feels like it’s in Altadena—is the creation of Paul Ragan and Angela Visca.

AltaEats has been praised as being ambitious, intriguing, and fun by Gayot and Jessica Ritz of LA Weekly writes, “What isn’t really up for debate is this team’s dedication to raising the bar when it comes to food options.”

Ragan trained at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, worked in various establishments in New York City, and operated a restaurant in Madrid with Visca for five years. They have summered in Portugal and Paul worked at the now-extinct Derek Bistro and collaborated with the folks who launched Revolution Foods, a healthy school lunch program.

On Thursday, October 29, Ragan is the chef-on-duty for Muir Ranch’s Farm-to-Table Supper.

The first draft of the menu…

    • Bread, pickles, and herb butter.
    • Tutti Frutti Farm caprese with Muir Ranch basil trio
    • Roasted pepper bisque, goat cheese croutons, and arugula pesto.
    • Grilled lamb loin, dates, chic peas, and cous cous
    • Ha apple cobbler with honey marscapone creme
    • Jones coffee service
    • Muir Ranch mint tea frescas.




For $75 ($60 for early birds), guests may attend a “Lite Bite” reception with wine and beer at Off Ramp Gallery, which begins at 4:45 p.m., then enjoy dinner at Muir Ranch. Diners sit at a long, long table as the garden flourishes around them, all while socializing and being served a 5-course meal.




Chef Paul Ragan


5 p.m.: Reception at Offramp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena 91103. Tel.: 1.626.298.6931.

6:30 p.m.: Supper at Muir Ranch.


Alta Eats at Muir Ranch
Thursday, Oct. 29th, 5-9:30 p.m.
John Muir High School, 1905 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena 91103
Cost: $75 + processing fee; purchase here
For more info, visit Facebook Muir Ranch


All Muir Ranch & farm-to-table photographs sourced from Muir Ranch on Facebook

All Muir Ranch & farm-to-table photographs sourced from Muir Ranch on Facebook


Muir Ranch, a Project of the Pasadena Educational Foundation, is a teen jobs program that looks like a school farm, CSA and culinary education program. We are on the campus of John Muir High School in NW Pasadena and we grow the very best basil, chard and of course, healthy kids. (Mud Baron, director of Muir Ranch)




AltaEats, 1869 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena 91105. Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. until 10-ish. Call 1.626.794.1162 or email


Paul Ragan and AltaEats; photo sourced from

Paul Ragan and AltaEats; photo sourced from


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All Muir Ranch & farm-to-table photographs sourced from Muir Ranch on Facebook.



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