Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series

Matthews Winery has sent out information on their Farm to Table Dinner Series.

Announcing the Matthews Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

Matthews Winery and Creekside Farm are excited to invite you to this season’s 2016 Farm-to-Table Dinner Series.

As many of you may have read, we’ve recently started a vegetable and flower farm on our property in Woodinville, called Creekside Farm. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve lined up three incredible chefs to cook a seasonal meal in our newly renovated tasting room and event space.

Each dinner will feature a local chef from some of the most renowned restaurants in the Puget Sound region using produce from our very own Creekside Farm. All dinners begin at 6pm, and will include a farm tour with passed appetizers, a multi-course family-style meal and several wine pairings with all the courses. Price: $95/person plus tax and each dinner is limited to only 40 people per evening.

Tickets for the dinners are now available! As a Matthews Mailing List member, you now have access to purchase tickets to any of these evenings. The remaining tickets will be made available beginning on Thursday morning to the general public members on a first-come, first-served basis.  For each dinner, you may purchase up to 4 tickets.

For chef information, dates, ticket links, see below:

August 18th – Chef JJ Proville of L’Oursin(opening Fall 2016)

To say we are excited about L’oursin’s launch this coming Fall in Seattle is an understatement. As one of the founding members of Creekside Farm, JJ is known for cooking with a delicate hand, always working with seasonal ingredients using a unique spin on classical French cooking techniques. This meal is sure to set the bar for the rest of the evenings to come.

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Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series
September 22nd – Chef Logan Cox of Sitka & Spruce

Logan only had one requirement: “I want to cook the entire meal over an open flame.”, he said. And what Logan wants, Logan gets. As head of one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle, we’re excited to see what he will do with all the fresh September produce coming from the farm. Now, we need to get back to building our fire pit for him to cook over.

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Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series
October 13th – Chefs Bobby Moore & Chris Smith of Barking Frog

Barking Frog is the closest restaurant to Creekside Farm, and Bobby Moore has been intimately involved this year, sourcing produce for use in his Woodinville restaurant. We’re excited to have him out of the restaurant and cooking for us during this intimate evening.

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We are honored to have such incredible chefs to collaborate with on these dinners. Space is limited at each one of these dinners, and all ticket sales are first come, first served. We look forward to seeing you at one of them!

Questions? Contact Hannah Hawkins, Guests & Events Manager, at Matthews Winery at 425.487.9810 or hannah@matthewswinery.com

Matthews Winery: A Remodel and CSA Program

If you have not visited Matthews Winery recently you may be in for a surprise the next time you stop by. They have gone through a remodel and have added a CSA garden. I was lucky to stop in on the first day of the Creekside Farm pick up.

In 2015, the Matthews team planted Creekside Farm at Matthews Winery, an ecological produce garden adjacent to the winery building under the direction of Alex Meizlish, a noted Woodinville farmer. This was the first commercial garden associated with a winery property in Woodinville.  The name Creekside is inspired by a small, picturesque creek running along the edge of the farm area.

Creekside Farm also has partnered with several nearby businesses to create a community supported agriculture (CSA) subscription program that is unique to Woodinville Wine Country.

The CSA program runs through late October, subscribers receive a custom box of fresh produce and flowers from Creekside Farm; custom breads from The Commons, a nearby bakery; custom cheese and dairy products from Cherry Valley Dairy in Duvall; locally grown eggs and honey; and hand-selected wines from the current and library vintages of Matthews’ wines.

CSA members also will have first access to several unique farm-to-table dinners throughout the year at Matthews.

You can taste the fromage blanc cheese and herbed butter from Duvall’s Cherry Valley Dairy and fresh bread from The Commons and they pair very well with Matthews wines. They have plans to add more locally sourced products such as artisan meats and cheeses, enabling guests to enjoy small plates with their wine tastings.

You won’t recognize the old tasting room and wine production area when you walk in. It’s bright and light with white walls that remind you of a French farm house. There are plenty of tables and a inviting tasting bar. There is also outdoor seating with umbrellas and some propane patio heaters are a welcome addition for guests – rain or shine.