Subject to availability (and Chef’s Whim) – advance notice and ordering is suggested if possible
Pricing is based on dinner for Two (same Entrée)
All Entrees served with Rock House Specialty Salad, “in season” fresh vegetable and your choice of garlic mashed potatoes, twice baked potato or rice pilaf We use only the best and freshest ingredients -- we proudly feature beef, poultry and lamb products from Allen Brothers of Chicago
, Niman Farms (organic, uncured and hormone free), Neuke's of Wisconsin (exceptional smoked meats)
and Organic and Exotic Game from Blackwing Meats and Buffalo Gal
. We also feature some products from Payson's very own "Charlie's Meats"
the custom butcher! Charlie is one of a few remaining small "Mom and Pop" style custom butchers offering outstanding quallity products -- check out his shop on the Beeline Highway in downtown Payson (or ask Maggie for directions). If you appreciate gourmet goat cheese and unbelieveable goat milk fudge (truly the best in the world) ask Maggie for directions to the Ranch at Fossil Creek (Strawberry)
- we feature their cheese products (subject to availability) and they truly are some of the finest available! We can also do special "Gluten Free", Vegatarian or Vegan meals but do need advance notice if possible!
We also offer OPTIONAL Premium
"Rock House Margaritas" (flash blended, on the Rocks or Frozen), Premium Wines, Port, Champagnes, A wide assortment of Flavored Martinis, Scotch, Whisky, After Dinner Liquors, etc. - just ask! We can also make you an incredible fresh smoothie (Strawberry Bananna, Mango Mania, Pina Colada and Outgrageous Peach are just some of our flavors)
**DINNER SPECIALS** THE "ROCK HOUSE" GROUNDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING YOU MAY NOT WANT TO LEAVE SO WE WILL BE OFFERING OUR GUESTS THEIR CHOICE OF EITHER OUR BISON OR ELK FILET MIGNON DINNER FOR TWO FOR $125 OR CHICKEN WELLINGTON DINNER FOR TWO FOR $85 (BEEF WELLINGTON $115) - HALIBUT OR CHILEAN SEA BASS FILETS FOR TWO FOR $95 - FRESH GRILLED SALMON FOR TWO $85 These specials include all "the trimmings" including dessert and choice of beverage(s) and/or house wine - "LIGHT DINNER (SMALLER PORTION) OPTIONS" ARE AVAILABLE AND INCLUDE: CEDAR WRAPPED SALMON FILETS (IN AN INCREDIBLE HONEY PEPPER SAUCE) - SALMON EN CROTE (SALMON FILET ENROBED IN A TENDER, BUTTERY PUFF PASTRY, SURROUNDED By SALMON MOUSSE (CREAM CHEESE, SHRIMP, SCALLOPS, LEEKS, BRIE CHEESE, GARLIC AND SPICES)* SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS** Special dinner pricing is based on omitting complimentary appetizer so that you can fully enjoy meal & dessert**
Seared Chicken Breast in Honey – Merlot Demi-Glace’
Flavorful, seared on the grill to seal in flavor and then slow roasted to guarantee the ultimate in tenderness – awesome combination with our garlic mashed potatoes! Served with Fresh Veggies and a Rock House Specialty Salad or Soup - Dinner for two $85
A feast fit for the Duke of Wellington – our “prime cut” filet mignon is carefully layered with duck & goose liver pate’, accented with black truffles and mushroom duxelles, then wrapped in a puff pastry to seal in the flavors and add a crispy complement to the tender layers inside -- chicken version also available………Dinner for Two – Beef Wellington $125 Chicken Wellington $115
Complete Trim USDA Prime Tenderloin Filet Mignon (this is an Allen Brother's speciality cut)
Filet Mignon, USDA Prime complete trim – trimmed of all exterior fat, yet marbled enough to deliver full flavor. Each magnificent 5 oz filet has been slowly wet-aged for a buttery tenderness & delectable flavor! Grilled to perfection! Dinner for Two $135
Add an optional Grilled 4-5 Oz Maine Lobster Tail
at an additional $16 each
Lobster Crowned Filet Mignon
Filet Mignon, USDA Prime complete trim – trimmed of all exterior fat, yet marbled enough to deliver full flavor. Each magnificent 5 oz filet has been slowly wet-aged for a buttery tenderness & delectable flavor! Grilled to perfection! Dinner for Two $149
USDA Prime complete trim filet crowned with generous pieces of chopped lobster tails and claw meat combined with a mixture of fresh herbs, scallions, cream, butter, sweet onions and a touch of garlic – one little three letter word says it all – “WOW”
Dinner for two (two 7-8 oz filets) $149
Add an optional Grilled 4-5 Oz Maine Lobster Tail at an additional $15 each
Also Available Grilled Maine Lobster Tail 7-8 oz tail) Entree/ Dinner
with fresh veggies and clarified butter (as shown) – dinner for Two for $95 (additiona tails available at market rate)
Marinated Rack of Lamb
A masterpiece! 24-26 oz Rack of Australian lamb artfully slow marinated in rosemary, olive oil and garlic and subtle seasonings. Dinner for Two $145
Grilled Salmon or Salmon Wellngton
Grilled or Baked Wild Alaskan Sockeye (or Coho, in Season) Salmon
– heart healthy with loads of Omega-3 fatty acids –both your heart and taste buds will thank you for this choice! Dinner for Two $95
- features a 5-6 oz filet with a layer of brie, sea scollops and shirmp enrobed andbaked in flakey phyllo pastry - pure decadence! Dinner for two $135
Our 8 oz Swordfish Steaks have a firm, meaty texture and can be prepared your choice of grilled, sautéed or baked. Dinner for Two $85
When we say “hard to find” we mean it – but our guests deserve it! Beautiful 8 oz steak thick skin-on filets and can be prepared your choice of grilled or baked. Dinner for Two $95
Chilean Sea Bass
Rare Buttery flakey fish – with extraordinary taste and firmness - Filets are prime quality center cut – Dinner for Two $135
TOP OF OUR GAME
Take a walk on the “wild side” – albeit a healthy one!
The Verde River Rock House offers an assortment of exciting "Game" Entrees.............
Lean and Luscious these tender alternatives to beef offer healthy choices that are flavor packed…..these will not disappoint! Please note that although we do keep a supply on hand wild game entrees are subject to availability and should be ordered in advance to avoid disappointment.
Why eat Bison (Buffalo) meat?
It is low calorie, low fat, low cholesterol, and it tastes GREAT! Bison is a wonderful healthy red meat with all of the flavor and texture of beef.
If you didn't know what you were eating, you would probably think that it was the best beef you ever tasted. It's rich in protein and high in iron yet is lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than skinless chicken or turkey. In fact, Bison is one of the low fat meats recommended by the USDA as part of a balanced & nutritious diet. Bison meat is naturally flavorful and tender. You don't need to spice it up with a lot of extras or hide the flavor with steak sauces – it’s just that good!
It is extremely healthy.
It's hard to believe, but Bison has less fat content than even chicken, turkey, or shrimp! Due to their nature, buffalo are handled as little as possible. They spend their lives on grass, just as they always did. Their meat is not full of drugs, antibiotics, nitrites, or chemicals. Many people who have problems eating other red meats, can often eat buffalo without any problems. Buffalo don't get cancer. There are at least two studies currently underway to find this immunity secret in buffalo blood. We have barely begun to find out, scientifically, what the Indians knew all along. Buffalo meat is for everyone, from dieters to athletes. NOTE: Buffalo are no longer an endangered species. Share the Buffalo Experience
|Bison Nutrient Composition
per 3 ounce portion of lean cooked meat
|USDA Handbook 8-5:8-10:8-13:8-17 *Skinless
The Verde River Rock House
Our Bison (Buffalo) supplier has one of the finest quality herds you will find in America today. Years of experience, dedication, and attention go into the maintenance and care of these top quality animals.
We invite you to give it a try!
Bison Filet Mignon
For an alternative meat choice that is lean and high in protein try our sweet flavorful bison. Grilled, Broiled or sautéed – they’re sure to expand your meat loving horizons - the taste is incredible and yet fewer calories and less fat than a skinless boneless chicken breast! Being healthy never tasted sooooo good!Filet Mignon dinner for two (two 6 oz filets) $ 135
Bison Sirloin Strip Steak
For a full-flavored meat experience you can’t beat our bison sirloin strip steaks
Dinner for two (two 10 oz steaks) $125
Venison Rib Chops – Lollipop style
Our hand-picked, farm-raised Cervane venison delivers a rich, hearty flavor with just a hint of game. All natural.
Dinner for two (four chops 3-4 oz each)
Venison Sirloin Strip Medallions
Robust nut not gamey, our all natural sautéed Cervene venison medallions are incredible! A red wine sauce compliments their earthiness.
Dinner for two (four 4 oz medallions) $135
Elk Filet Mignon
Low in fat but off the charts in flavor our 6-8 oz elk Filet Mignons are tender and juicy rather you prefer roasted or grilled. Taste the difference!
Dinner for Two $145
Whole Natural Quail
Elegant, lower in fat, full of fabulous flavor. Whole natural quail is semi boned leaving the drumette for presentation. Grilled in a natural herb marinade.
Dinner for Two (four 4-4.5oz quail) $ 120
**NEW** Scottish Highlander Beef
We recently discovered a small but quality source for grass-fed Scottish Highlanders. At first I thought they were just neat looking and unique cows but have since discovered these were actually raised for Royalty consumption. No commoners were ever permitted to feast on this meat. They are a very ancient breed of Scottish heritage and are known for their hardiness in their rugged native Scottish Highlands, with high rainfall and strong winds. They are affectionately referred to as "Hairy Coos" and a group of Scottish Highlanders is known as a fold, not a herd. They are the most efficient foragers and browsers, used as live "bush hogs" because they eat most all nuisance plants. This maintains a truly organic method of pasture management. Another very interesting fact is that their meat is genetically, substantially leaner than other beef because they get most of their insulation from thick shaggy hair rather than subcutaneous fat!! Wow, that makes sense.
The Rock House will have ground highlander beef sliders and steaks available only in very limited quantities. Our very discriminating and loyal guests are invited to give this lean and flavorful beef a try – treat yourself like Royalty!!
|Scottish Highlander Beef
|Other Beef Breeds Overall
Try the newest addition to our website! **RARE** Swabian Hall Pork
- The Swabian Hall (pig) breed was started by King William I of Württemberg, Germany who imported ultra-fatty Chinese Meishan pigs in 1820 to crossbreed with the ultra-lean Russian Wild Boar that was indigenous to Germany at the time. His goal was to perfect the balance between fat and meat in a new breed of pig.
- Swabian Hall in their purest form are only located in Baden-Wurttemberg Germany but American farmers have been raising a “close to original” version for 150 years. The all black Iowa Swabian Hall is becoming a popular heritage breed because of its near perfect balance of lard to lean and succulent flavor.
- Swabian Hall meat is not gamey tasting; this pork is known for it's unique, incredibly juicy flavor. The mono-unsaturated fat has a melting point similar to olive oil. It is high in good cholesterol and low in bad cholesterol, and high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
- We will have cuts available only in very limited quantities. Our very discriminating and loyal customers are invited to give this unique pork a try.
- Available in extremely limited quantity - we currently have some incredible "chops" available - call for details and availability to avoid disappointment!
The Niman Ranch Story
Hamilton Brother's Ranch ~ Rio Vista, CA.
Niman Ranch began in the early 1970s on an eleven acre ranch in a small coastal town just north of San Francisco. The cattle were raised using traditional, humane husbandry methods and given wholesome all-natural feeds. Before long, Niman Ranch beef became a favorite in local grocery stores and at San Francisco Bay Area restaurants.
Paul Willis on his free range hog farm! Take the tour!
In 1995, Niman Ranch was introduced to Paul Willis, of Thornton Iowa. He was working to revitalize sustainable hog farming methods in the Midwest. Paul's commitment to raising hogs in a humane, old-fashioned way matched Niman Ranch's principles. Niman Ranch was now able to proudly offer beef, pork and lamb.
Today, the Niman Ranch network has grown to include over 700 independent American farmers and ranchers. Whether they’re raising hogs, cattle or lamb, they all share Niman Ranch's dedication to the strictest protocols and the belief that all-natural, humane and sustainable methods produce the best possible flavor.
- Humanely Raised by the Largest Network of U.S. Family Farmers and Ranchers
- Never Given Antibiotics or Added Hormones – Ever
- Fed Only the Finest All Vegetarian Feeds
Salmon En Croute
****NEW LIGHT DINNER MENU OPTIONS****
Tender, buttery puff pastry surrounds a fresh salmon filet and a luscious salmon mousse of cream cheese, shrimp, scallops, brie cheese, leeks, garlic and spices - served with lemon wedges and garden salad.
$45 per person
Honey Pepper Cedar Wrapped Salmon
A delicious twist to a healthy, traditional delicacy - delicious moist petite salmon filet with a tangy honey pepper sauce, savor the sweet, natural scent of cedar! Served with your choice of rice of vegetable and herb salad.
$30 per person -- add an additional salmon filet for $9
STEAK AND GARDEN SALAD
Grilled to perfection strips of beef tenderloin served over a bed of crispy baby greens tossed with zesty white balsamic dressing -- yummy!
$25 per person
In addition to our lineup of delicious cheesecake and cheesecake pops we are also now featuring scrumptious Flourless Chocolate cake, Individual Chocolate soufflés or fresh apple crisps.