Will's Fargo Steakhouse + Bar Launches New Dog Menu and Special Promotion

Top Quote Benefitting Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue Project This May in Honor of National Dog Month. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) May 16, 2015 - Wills Fargo Steakhouse + Bar announces its new pet friendly patio, dog menu and a special promotion benefitting Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue Project. The new dog menu is available year round. The special promotion benefitting Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue will be every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

    Tail Wagging Dog Menu:
    • Poached Chicken Breast, Carrot and Rice $5
    • Raw Beef Patty $4
    • Cod Fish Skin Bite $2.50
    • Pig Ear Chew Treat $3
    • Doggie Biscuit $2

    Support Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue Project:
    • Every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day
    • On Will's Fargo Restaurant + Bar Patio Only
    • $1 for every pet meal ordered is split between AFRP and POMDR.
    • Every four legged friend gets a commemorative dog bowl.
    • Support!

    o Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on the Central Coast. We find loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters. Since October 2009, POMDR has rescued over 740 dogs left behind.

    • AFRP is dedicated to finding good, permanent homes for stray, abandoned, injured and abused cats and dog from our local shelters. AFRP relies on support from the community to rescue and adopt out over 1,500 homeless cats and dogs each year. Since 1998, they have placed over 20,500 cats and dogs into loving new homes. AFRP also operates the Loads of Love Dog Transport program which has transported over 8,500 dogs to safety with other rescues throughout California since 2007. AFRP - Changing futures for at-risk shelter animals.

    Reservations recommended: http://wfrestaurant.com/ or call (831) 659-2774

    Background on Will's Fargo Steakhouse + Bar:
    Will's Fargo Steakhouse + Bar became a landmark steakhouse in 1959 and has been a peninsula favorite for over 55 years. Entering Will's is stepping back into a time when fine food and service were the rule, rather than the exception. An intimate courtyard patio offers seasonal outdoor dining. Will's also features an intriguing small saloon with a full bar that pours an honest drink and features a lighter menu, including such standards as salads, burgers, and other delectable items. Dinner from 4:30pm nightly. Indoor and outdoor seating available as well as a pet friendly patio.

    About The Owners:
    Carmel Valley's iconic steakhouse Will's Fargo is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Nick Elliott and Hunter Lowder, who also team up to run nearby Holman Ranch, a wedding and special event venue that also produces wine and olive oil. Lowder formerly served as manager of Rio Grill in Carmel, while Elliott is a culinary school graduate. At Will's, Lowder manages the front of the house while Elliott runs the bar. The couple maintains Will's Fargo's reputation as an elite steakhouse and popular locals' hangout, while also using the property as an off-site option for Holman Ranch guests.

    The History of Will's Fargo:
    The Will's building was constructed in the late 1920's to be a tea room and later served as a Road House located on the "milk run" between Monterey and Tassajara, eventually becoming a dinner house named The Carousel. Will Fay established Will's Fargo Restaurant in 1959; the name simply a take-off on his first name which seemed appropriate for what he called the "dressed up saloon" interior. With the use of antiques and collectibles, Will merged the gracious aura of a Victorian parlor with a western "Fargo" way station. An evening at Will's Fargo brings back a bygone era.

    Background on Chef Jérôme Viel:
    A classically trained French chef born in Brittany, Jérôme Viel began studying the culinary arts at the age of 15. Traveling throughout Europe to study each region's specialties, Chef Viel worked with some of the world's greatest chefs.

    He left Europe in 1999 and landed in Carmel Valley, Calif., working at two prestigious resorts, Bernardus Lodge and Stonepine Estate. Viel fell in love with bucolic Carmel Valley, met his wife and started a family (the couple have two daughters). For the last 12 years Viel has worked as executive chef at Carmel Valley's iconic Will's Fargo Steakhouse + Bar.

    Chef Viel learned the basics of traditional French cuisine, working with Pierre Estival at Le Métropole in Beaulieu-sur-Mer and at L'Hotel Antares, at Meribel in the French Alps, a one-star Michelin restaurant. He learned Italian influences from Pierre Carrier at the Albert 1er, a two-star Michelin restaurant in Chamonix.

    Chef Viel left the French Alps and ended up in another magical place, Corsica, at Hotel Cala Rossa in Porto Vecchio. He then spent two years in Switzerland working between Hotel Des Trois Rois in Basel and with Roland Pierroz, at Le Rosalp in Verbier, where he had the privilege of working alongside some of that country's most prestigious chefs, including Philippe Rochat and Fredy Girardet.

    Address: 16 W Carmel Valley Rd Carmel Valley, California
    Phone Number: (831) 659-2774
    Hours: Dinner Everyday from 4:30PM till closing

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