As a Washington State native, I grew up with the fresh seafood and produce native to the area. I look forward to local strawberries in the spring & sweet corn in late summer. As well as fresh caught Dungeness Crab out of Puget Sound and the flavorful beef produced by local farmers. The Northwest offers an abundance of wonderful ingredients to work with.
This site is dedicated to the Food & Wine of the Pacific Northwest. Please join me as I explore all it has to offer!
Preparations started the week before and included converting the back of our garage into our party room. I work at a lumber mill, so last year I was able get a custom cut table top that was 14' x 4'. It works perfectly for our dinner party.
We have had problems in the past with actually preparing too much food and stuffing our poor guests to death. For us, there are so many recipes that we want to try and cook for our friends that it's really hard to whiddle down the menu to a reasonable size. This year our focus was making everything we possibly could ourselves even down to the condiments. Our menu consisted of:
It sounds like a lot of food. However, the first 5 items were appetizers. Each person had 1 or 2 pieces. The food turned out amazing and the amount and pace of dinner was perfect. I seemed to have forgotten something about the dinner, what could it be? Oh yeah! The wine of course! Stay tuned for the wine from the wine dinner.
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