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E. Washington restaurant on a farm?

stonec May 20, 2008 05:14 PM


There was a recent article (don't remember where from) about a chef and his wife starting a gourmet restaurant in E. Washington on a farm. The things I remember from the article were that it was close to wineries and bed and breafast places and was relatively expensive but I can't remember the name for the life of me. Help! Also has anyone been there? Thanks!

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    jamesbra RE: stonec May 20, 2008 07:05 PM

    sounds cool

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      kkbriggs RE: stonec May 24, 2008 07:59 AM

      I remember reading this as well and want to say it was in Gourmet or B.A. Have you looked at either of their websites?

      1. Tonka RE: stonec May 24, 2008 06:08 PM

        Could it be Eaton Ranch near Pullman, Wa? I don't believe they are starting a restaurant, but occasionally have events where they serve local and organic food at the ranch. A recent event from their website:

        Twilight Dinner on the Ranch - May 10, 2008
        We will have a "Twilight Dinner on the Ranch" and a silent auction fundraiser for Rural Roots beginning at 4:00 pm. We will serve dinner made with local seasonal foods and our very own natural beef! See the ranch and meet the Eatons. Everyone is welcome.

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          Panini RE: stonec May 25, 2008 01:57 PM

          Well, this really doesn't fit your question but I feel it is close and interesting. Recently we were in a cooking class with Tom Douglas and he was telling that he and his wife have purchased a farm or acerage in Prosser (washigton) That IS wine country. He really spoke of it more in a personal way and did not mention a restaurant but, like I said, I think it is interesting and It would be really great, in my opinion, if Tom Douglas IS opening a restaurant in Prosser!

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            wisconbrat RE: stonec May 27, 2008 12:08 PM

            You might be thinking of The Herbfarm in Woodinville, just east and north of Seattle. I know I've read about them in a number of places and we have a reservation there in July when we're travelling to the Seattle area. It is close to some wineries and bed and breakfasts. They actually even have some accomodations right there on site. They do one dinner seating a day, nine courses and 5 or six wines. The whole meal takes about 5 hours and costs with tip and such somewhere just over $200 a diner. You can find more info at their website at www.theherbfarm.com

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              Jane917 RE: wisconbrat May 27, 2008 06:48 PM

              The Herbfarm is neither in E. Washington, nor is it new. I am wracking my brain trying to think of a place the OP might be referring to. I live in central WA, and I am quite sure it is not around here. It sounds to me like it might be near Prosser or Walla Walla. Tom Douglas bought a farm in Prosser, as previously mentioned, but I am quite sure they have not opened a restaurant.

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              Greghms RE: stonec May 27, 2008 07:49 PM

              Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation


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                sukishanti RE: stonec Jun 7, 2008 03:15 PM

                You are thinking of the Lovitt Restaurant in Colville.

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                  kkbriggs RE: sukishanti Jun 8, 2008 08:41 AM

                  Yes! That's the one I was thinking of, anyway. It was in Sunset last year. Have you been, sukishanti?

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                    sukishanti RE: kkbriggs Jun 9, 2008 08:03 PM

                    I haven't been yet but plan on going this summer. I've read several glowing reviews in local (Eastern Washington) publications.

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                    Jane917 RE: sukishanti Jun 8, 2008 07:00 PM

                    I ate at Lovitt a year or so ago. It didn't even come into my mind as I was trying to think of what the OP was referring to. I remember a pleasant meal, but don't remember much else. I also don't remember it being on a farm. It is carved into a hillside. I will have to give it another try when I am Chewelah this summer.

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                    mostlymartha RE: stonec Jun 21, 2008 09:45 PM

                    Quillisascut Farm
                    check it out - it's fantastic

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