Nine-course dinners rotate with the seasons, always taking advantage of seasonal ingredients — many of which are grown in The Herbfarm’s own gardens. Menus are finalized hours before the meal, making each dining experience unique.
Arrive 50 minutes before dinner seating to indulge in the pre-dinner Wine Cellar Open House, followed by a hosted garden tour. Once seated, the extravagant meal lasts four to five hours — plenty of time to fully savor the wide variety of fresh foods from the farm, forest, and sea.
The nine-course dinner with all five wines ranges from $205 to $285 per person, depending on the day of the week. Two private dining rooms are also available — holding between six and 14 guests — for a more intimate experience.
After indulging in a decadent meal, driving home is likely the last thing you’ll want to do. Steps from the restaurant, The Herbfarm Suites offer an opportunity to extend your evening beyond dessert.
The Orchard House Suite and The Herb Garden Suite are both regal and dramatic in their own ways. Both have private decks looking out onto Mount Rainier and the gardens, and both feature a romantic soaking tub for two. One is inspired by rich fabrics discovered by Herbfarm proprietors in rural France; the other evokes a trip to the English countryside.
Rates for both suites range from $295 to $579 depending on the season, day of the week, and local events.
Make the most of your stay at The Herbfarm with the 24-Hour Experience, which begins with an 8 a.m. breakfast followed by a morning spent harvesting for the restaurant’s kitchen. After lunch, you’ll deliver your harvest before relaxing in your room until the 9-course dinner calls. Take an autographed cookbook or a bottle of wine with you on your return home the following morning.
The 24-Hour Experience is $1,100 for one person or $1,650 for two
Four nights a week, Ælder on Orcas Island offers four-, seven- and 12-course set tasting menus that features local ingredients. The restaurant is popular and will next accept reservations in late Spring.
China-based HaiDiLao serves up modern Sichuan-style hot pot dining, and the first location outside of California is coming to Seattle’s Pacific Place in fall 2019. The restaurant experience was once described by famed food critic Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times as the “Ferrari of Chinese hot pot restaurants.”
Canlis has been described by The New York Times Magazine as “Seattle’s fanciest, finest restaurant for more than 60 years.” Four courses for $135 feature delicacies like foie gras, truffles, Dungeness crab, king trumpet mushrooms, and raw sheep’s milk cheese.