You see, the Herbfarm does theme eating monthly. Right after my own heart! We opted for the “Truffle Treasure” of January and we were very glad that we did!
The Herbfarm is an award-winning restaurant in Woodinville, a suburb of Seattle. It’s on the expensive side and the nine courses (nine!) are paired with drinks for the most part. It also takes several hours. We won’t be going back monthly, but this was a great experience and one that I would recommend you do at least once during your time in Seattle!
My parents watched Michael and we feasted on…Truffledom: White truffle shumai; black truffle soup with red beet cream; Dungeness crab with truffle butter; and, beech mushroom tempura, truffle salt, Idaho lemon wedge.
Drink pairing: Blue Mountain Vineyard Brut, Okanagan Valley, British ColumbiaAlbacore & Pickles: Grilled rare Oregon Albacore tuna, assorted pickles put up from our larder.
Drink pairing: 2013 Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling, Columbia ValleyEarth ‘n’ Trees: Oregon chesnut angolloti, cipollini onion, chervil, Oregon white truffle sauce.
Drink pairing: 2002 L’Ecole No. 41 Semillion, Fries Vineyard, Walla WallaBlack, White & Blue: Buttermilk-poached blue-footed chicken breast, chicken-skin-crusted salsify, sauce perigourdine.
Drink pairing: 2012 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir, Jessica, Willamette ValleyMr. Kuro Goes to Washington: Bay-braised Gold Beach Oregon Wagyu beef short rib in feuille de brick, turnips & their greens, our Roy’s Calais Flint corn polenta, huckleberry sweet-sour sauce, black truffle puree.
Drink pairing: 2012 Gorman Winery Winemaker’s Reserve Malbec, Red MountainParsnip in a Pear’s Pad: Grated parsnip and pear, shave Willamette Valley Boerenkaas cheese, nocino sauce. Glass & Ice: Sorbet of muddled Idaho Valencia orange rind and sake, gin glass, Douglas Fir snowbank. Oh, Sweet Truffle: Sourdough ice cream, black truffle-caramel apples, fromage blanc, Oregon olive oil cake.
Drink pairing: 2005 Thurston-Wolfe 8-year cask-aged Tawny Port
And course nine:Accompanying dinner: truffled wood-oven foccacia
Thankfully little Michael had equally as fun of night with Grandma and Grandpa. He passed out!Next on our Seattle food bucket list? Canlis. Maybe next Christmas?