Nine Songs of Summer Exploring the Unfolding Flavors of Summer in the Northwest 9-Course Dinner at The Herbfarm • 6 - 30 July 2017 The Paul Bunyan Douglas Fir Tree Slushy Milk Maids Tale Oberhasli Goat's Milk Ice Cream, Smoked Steelhead Roe, Morels, Thyme. Scallop Cannelloni with Chilled Peas & Mint. Ham Chawanmushi with Corn Milk & Lemon Thyme. 2014 ARGYLE OREGON BRUT, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON Staff of Life • House-Churned Holstein Cow Butter • Summer Savory Brioche Rolls • Epi with Tevaldi Wheat Herring, Man Herring in Lovage Tempura, White Garlic Sauce, Grilled Greens. 2016 W.T. VINTNERS CHENIN BLANC, STONERIDGE VINEYARD Rabbit Redux Boletus & Rabbit Sugo, Sweet Woodruff, Billy's Farm Almonds, Pickled Goat Horn Pepper. 2015 BOEDECKER CELLARS PINOT NOIR ROSÉ, WILLAMETTE VALLEY Sour Cherry This Morning's Vegetables from Our Farm Roasted in Lamb Fat, Montmorency Tart Cherries, Garden Sage. 2015 LINGUA FRANCA AVNI PINOT NOIR, EOLA-AMITY HILLS Cheek Clique Barbecued Wagyu Beef Cheek, Butter-Braised Butter Lettuce with Tarragon, Raw Shallots, Homemade Worchestershire Glaze. 2014 MARTEDI WINERY SANGIOVESE, YAKIMA VALLEY Currant Events Chimacum Valley Dairy Cheese, Caramelized Pie Dough, Black Currants with Rosemary, White Currants with Lemon Verbena, Red Currants with Lavender. Cot, Cake, Cream Woodoven-Roasted Yakima Apricots, Cinnamon Basil, Dry Fly Gin Cake, Oregon Frantoio Olive Oil Ice Cream. Raspberry Fairy Raspberry & Chamomile Soup with Soft & Crunchy Chocolate Meringues, 2012 KOENIG VINEYARDS CABERNET ICE WINE, SNAKE RIVER VALLEY, IDAHO Conclusions in Infusions. Choice of Coffees, Teas, Herbal Infusions, And Historic Wild Bark & Root Decoctions of the American West. The Finale Four • Strawberry-Filled Chocolate • Smyrna Quince Macaron • DuChilly Hazelnut Pie • Tangerine Gem Marigold Milkshake

IN OUR DREAMS OF A PERFECT TIME, is it not often of a long and gentle summer? And so it is that our days of summer in this northern "Salmon Nation" are long and gentle; devoid of oppressive heat, heavy humidity, pesky insects, or even rain for weeks on end.

     Come and join us on our culinary tour of summer here on the  edge of North America.  Each of tonight's courses features an unfolding food from our farm, gardens, field, or wildland tramps.

     As the days change, so will our menu, tracking as it must the unfolding flavors of great Nature's ever-changing garden. Cherry replaces strawberry.  Apricots unseat cherry in summer's inexorable march.

    Don't let life's dream slip away. Join us now at the table this summer for the Nine Songs of Summer. Reserve your place today.

 

 

 

 

Summertime!

Summertime, and the livin' is easy

Fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high.

                       ­­—Porgy and Bess
                          DuBose Heyward & George Gershwin

 

 

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