With Basil then I will begin,
Whose scent is
—Michael Drayton, 1612
A MENU FOR A
The world’s most-popular herb
THIS WEEK WE BEGIN HARVESTING our huge quarter-acre basil patch on our farm for our annual “Great Basil Banquet”.
Few things are as immediately evocative of summer as the fragrance of sweet basil. And for our 9-course feast, we will be showcasing not only sweet basil, but also Thai, lemon, bush, globe, lime, cinnamon and other great basil flavors paired up with fish, shellfish, local cheeses, tender lamb, and other summer fare.
When my mother began growing herbs at The Herbfarm way back in 1974, most people hadn’t heard of “pesto,” let alone all these kinds of basil. But times change—as well as marches on.
So, don’t put it off any longer. Join us for a celebration of time and place, an evening with family and friends you’re guaranteed to long remember. Reserve your place today!
The World's Favorite Herb: For 8 Nights Only
9-Course Dinner at The Herbfarm • 31 July - 10 August 2014
Bellingham Bay Dungeness Crab with Bush Basil Gelée.
Geoduck with Thai Basil and Mint in Lettuce Leaf.
Candied Lummi Island Salmon with Basil, Nasturtium & Cultured Cream.
2010 ARGYLE OREGON BRUT, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON
Grilled Fresh Pacific Albacore Tuna Loin, Tomatoes, Filet Beans,
Tomato Water, Basil Oil.
2011 WOODINVILLE WINE CELLARS SAUVIGNON BLANC, COLUMBIA VALLEY
Genovese Basil Agnolotti, Wood-Roasted Chanterelles, Buttery Corn Sauce.
2011 MATELLO WHITE PINOT NOIR, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON
Basil-wood Smoked Blue-Footed Chicken, Turnips, Leeks,
Red Perilla-Onion Emulsion.
2010 MEMALOOSE MISTRAL RANCH RED BLEND, COLUMBIA VALLEY
Basil-Crusted Loin of Cattail Creek Lamb,
Basil Merguez in Squash Blossom, Lamb-Fat-Roasted New Potatoes,
Zucchini-Fermented Garlic Sauce.
2011 SPARKMAN CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON, THE RAINMAKER
Cascadia Creamery Glacier Blue Cheese, Maple-Eggplant Compote,
Dessert King Fig, Opal Basil, Fry Bread.
Lime Basil Poached Peach, Lime Basil Crème Fraîche,
Almond Praline, Pickled Jalapeño Pepper.
Wild Huckleberry Cake with Crushed Macaron,
Cinnamon Basil Ice Cream, Huckleberry Frozen Yogurt,
Huckleberries in Cinnamon Basil Syrup.
Choice of Coffees, Teas, Herbal Infusions,
And Historic Bark & Root Decoctions of the American West
Beet & Basil Pâte de Fruit • Basil Brownie
• White Chocolate with Rhubarb & Chamomile • Basil Crème Brûlée
2010 CAPITELLO LATE-HARVEST GEWÜRZTRAMINER
Accompanying Dinner: Holstein Cow Butter Churned at The Herbfarm
Methow Valley Rye Boule • Herbfarm Baguette
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