Genesee Store dates from 1880; it is located in a rather remote part of Plumas County in northern California. The store sits on the approximately 1,600 acre privately owned Genesee Ranch surrounded by grazing land for wagyu beef cattle. This is a gorgeous part of the state with empty roads, beautiful natural vistas and clean mountain air.
The ‘store’ is actually a restaurant – and not just any restaurant. This is very fine cuisine enjoyed in a casual environment – focused on using regional farm-grown ingredients. Known for their beef, one can order several dishes including the Zabuton steak (Wagu beef) or those looking to go all out and splurge for 3-4 people can order the GVR Tomahawk. Hamburgers are also available. And a tasty dish we highly recommend is Gee’s Ramen, named in honor of Gee Pond Joe, the first cook for the store in 1880.
Dining hours are limited and reservations are preferred. Weather permitting, seating can be outside on a patio; a very limited number of tables are located inside the cozy store surrounded by several walls filled with books (all of which are for sale). For more information, visit: www.geneseestore.com
And Genesee Valley Ranch offers three wagyu membership options ranging from 2 to 6 box shipments each year. For details, visit: www.geneseevalleyranch.com