Fountain made with Beatrice Wood pottery pieces (restoration in progress)

Russ Brunelli joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the fascinating and rich history of a very, very special restaurant: The Ranch House in Ojai, CA.  Russ is a “transplanted New Yorker” :-), and the manager at The Ranch House.  He says he took one look at Ojai and decided he never wanted to leave.

Russ shares some great stories about The Ranch House and its many famous visitors including Paul Newman (who, it’s said, was inspired to create his Newman’s Own brand while at The Ranch House!), John Lennon, Beatrice Wood, and so many others!  There’s even a special story regarding Marlon Brando!

Tune in and learn more about the restaurant that Conde Nast calls one the of the Most Romantic restaurants in America – and find out what the upcoming NEW Zodiac menu is!

A wonderfully fascinating interview, full of delicious stories!

About The Ranch House:

For over 60 years Alan Hooker’s love of preparing fresh foods and the engaging quality of eating the garden’s bounty with others was legendary. Bringing the garden into the restaurant was his legacy and we are committed to continuing that tradition using local and fresh ingredients in our scratch kitchen. All of our produce is organic and sourced locally. All of our seafood is the highest level of sustainability, our meats are organic, grass-fed, free-range and raised antibiotic and cruelty-free. Some items take time to prepare and we might run out. No freezer, no fryer or microwave… only good fresh food.

The ultimate in romance… hidden away in the beautiful Ojai Valley, located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, a gourmet restaurant famed for original award winning cuisine. Dine in an exquisite garden setting next to meandering streams and lush foliage. Wine Spectator Grand Award Winning wine list with approx. 650 selections to tempt you. Herb garden and bakery on premise.

Visit The Ranch House at 102 Besant Road, Ojai, CA 93023

Call The Ranch House at (805) 646-2360 for reservations.

Also visit:

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail:

Also visit: