The Skagit Valley is noted for some of the best farmland in the world. "Celebrate Skagit ~ Dinner on the Farm" offers guests an elegant dining experience in a unique agricultural setting. Each dinner showcases and celebrates the bounty of food and produce grown in and around the Skagit Valley. A renowned local chef will prepare fresh local ingredients for this one-of-a-kind, field-to-plate, elegant dining experience for 50 guests in a rustic setting. Your evening will begin with appetizers and a tour of the host farm. Then, an incredible four-course dinner paired with Washington Wines will be served at a beautiful tablescape. The experience is unparalleled and will leave you with a supreme appreciation of the bounty that is produced in one of the last fully functioning agricultural valleys in the Puget Sound.|
Location: La Conner Flats, 15978 Best Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
La Conner Flats is a 230-acre, fourth and fifth generation family farm. Amidst the tulip fields of the Skagit Valley, La Conner Flats is one of twelve Centennial Farms located in Skagit County and is well known for its beautiful gardens and picturesque setting. Each summer, La Conner Flats partners with the Seattle Culinary Academy to give students an opportunity for hands-on learning. Chef instructors and students travel weekly to the farm, where farmland is provided to their program. For seven weeks, the students plant, tend and harvest their produce, as well as hear presentations from local Skagit farmers. In turn, they learn first-hand the critical importance of local food sourcing and sustainable farming, as well as gain a deep respect for the Skagit Valley.
Time: The event will start at 4:30 p.m. with appetizers and tours.
Our Chef: Chef Robert Atterberry is a world renowned chef hailing from Skagit County. The Atterberry family has been recognized as a Pioneer Family of Skagit County, with a long and distinguished history in our community. Robert began his early days in the food industry as the chef on Alaskan King Crab boats. Today, he and his wife Barbara own and operate Bob's Chowder Bar in Anacortes and Avenue Catering in Burlington, and are always present at the Anacortes Farmers Market, which they refer to as "their roots." As an Executive Chef, Robert has overseen the preparation of exquisite meals for intimate gatherings and groups of thousands. Drawing on the beauty and bounty of the Skagit Valley is something near and dear to the Atterberrys, and they strive to serve and highlight local fare in every plate they prepare.
Attire: Dinners take place rain or shine. Plan to dress for all weather conditions and terrain. Comfortable shoes, jeans and jackets are recommended. Some areas of the farm are not handicap accessible due to rugged terrain.
*Due to the seasonal nature of our menu, special dietary needs cannot be accommodated.
For more information call (360) 336-3974. Dinners are created, provided, prepared, and served by SPF Volunteers dedicated to the mission of farmland preservation. All proceeds benefit Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland. www.skagitonians.org
La Conner Flats (View)
15978 Best Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|