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Friday, March 23

10am – 3pm | Seattle Region

Taste Washington on the Farm

Home to everything from shellfish farms in Puget Sound to fruit orchards in Eastern Washington, it’s no surprise Seattle has one of the most unique and exquisite farm-to-table dining scenes in the country.
At Taste Washington on the Farm, learn how Seattle’s restaurants come to serve some of the freshest and most beautiful bounty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Explore the region’s delectable products alongside local chefs, winemakers and farmers as they lead you through a carefully curated farm excursion.
With each excursion, you’ll have the chance to tour the property by its farmer, then hear directly from chefs and winemakers as they serve a sensational lunch made from farm-fresh ingredients and paired with some of the best Washington wines.

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21+ event



2018 Taste Washington on the Farm Experiences

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Experience #1 - Wine in the City
10am - 3pm*
Center for Urban Horticulture | Seattle, WA

Enjoy a gourmet lunch in one of Seattle's most charming urban farms. Tucked into 16 acres of beautiful gardens is the Center for Urban Horticulture. Not only is it a working farm, it provides endless opportunities for any age student wanting to learn more about urban farming, plants and the environment.

Featured Chef

Chef Kyle Peterson from Palace Kitchen (Tom Douglas Restaurants) will prepare a delectable meal on-site using produce from the urban farm, supplemented by additional ingredients from Tom Douglas' Prosser Farm. Chef Peterson has a long history with the Tom Douglas Restaurants - starting as a cook at Seatown, moving to Sous Chef at Etta's, and then on to work under Chef Nathan Crave (Taste Washington on the Farm 2017 alum) at Palace Kitchen. Chef Peterson lives in Edmonds with his wife, two kids, two dogs, two cats and a backyard full of chickens.

Featured Washington Wineries

Matthews Winery
Mercer Wine Estates


Complimentary transportation to the Farm will be provided from downtown Seattle. More details to come.

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Experience #2 - Island Dining
10am - 3pm*
Heyday Farm | Bainbridge Island, WA

Ferry views and a farm lunch provide a true Seattle experience. Tucked into Bainbridge Island, Heyday Farm is a family-owned 25-acre sustainable and historic farm waiting for you to explore. Tour the farm and discover the natural bounty that flourishes in this region, then savor a delightful meal in the Barn prepared by two local chefs.

Featured Chefs

Tad Mitsui, Executive Chef & Proprietor at Heyday Farm, is a native of Bainbridge Island who has always prided himself on sound culinary techniques and sourcing high quality ingredients. His formal training in the SCCC Culinary program opened the door to many opportunities within Tom Douglas's kitchens. Heyday Farm has provided the perfect opportunity for Chef Tad to return to his roots and plant a seed for the future generations.

Chef Zoi Antonitsas is known for her inspired Mediterranean dishes with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Passionate about food, wine, spirits and hospitality, Zoi has more than 20 years' experience in the restaurant industry. Her long line of successful roles include Chef de Cuisine at Madison Park Conservatory in Seattle, Zazu Restaurant in Santa Rosa, Presidio Social Club in San Francisco, and a variety of other positions at award-winning restaurants across the west coast.

Featured Washington Wineries

Bainbridge Vineyards
Eagle Harbor Wine Co.
Fletcher Bay Winery
+ Bainbridge Island Alliance Tasting Table with Amelia Wynn, Eleven, Perennial Vintners and Rolling Bay


Complimentary transportation to the Farm will be provided from downtown Seattle. More details to come.

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Experience #3 - Flyaway to Wine - SOLD OUT
10am - 3pm*
Finnriver Farm & Cidery | Chimacum, WA

Prepare yourself for the ultimate VIP experience. Travel by floatplane to the Olympic Peninsula and touch down at the picturesque Resort at Port Ludlow. Their team will greet you dockside with a taste of the region and escort you to Finnriver, a 50-acre organic family farm, orchard and artisan cidery. After the tour, gather in the Cider Garden to enjoy a delicious chef-prepared lunch highlighting seasonal and regional ingredients.

Featured Chef

Originally from upstate New York, Dan Ratigan arrived in the Pacific Northwest at age 14 and worked his way up through many of Seattle's finest restaurants. Chef Dan took the helm at The Fireside Restaurant at the Resort at Port Ludlow in 2007. His approach is simple: start with top-notch ingredients, prepare them carefully, and send them out of the kitchen in meals that showcase the best the ingredients have to offer.

The Resort at Port Ludlow

The Port Ludlow Inn is a 37-room boutique, waterfront inn inspired by New England's classic coastal summer homes.

Featured Washington Cidery & Wineries

Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Waterbrook Winery


Kenmore Air will transport you to The Resort at Port Ludlow where you will be greeted by their amazing team and shuttled to Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Transportation is included in your event ticket. More details to come.

chefs subject to change
*time subject to change
**In the event of inclement weather, coaches will be used to transport guests to Finnriver.