Would you like to eat dinner here?
Imagine late-afternoon light, rows of these picnic tables covered in white tablecloths with wine glasses and silverware glinting in the sun, hungry laughing people on all sides of you, warm air on your skin…
and Danny’s food coming to the table. Food created from the fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy, herbs, and meats produced by this farm. 5 courses in all.
All of it gluten-free.
Would you like to eat a farm-t0-table dinner where the food travels about 40 feet from field to kitchen to your plate?
All the while looking at the Cascade Mountains?
This is Dog Mountain Farm, an idyllic spot tucked away on a dirt road just outside of Duvall. Run by passionate and down-to-earth farmers, David and Cindy Krepky, Dog Mountain Farm feels a world away from the city, even though it’s only a 40-minute drive from downtown Seattle. The whole feel of the farm is rustic and warm. Plants and trees flourish everywhere. On the hill, behind the fields, are two white horses. (You can give them carrots, if you want.) This place feels like magic.
David and Cindy are no rubes, however. Sophisticated, smart, and eager to share the joys of local produce and good food with people who appreciate both, they run these farm dinners every summer. Guests arrive about 3 for a tour of the farm, with a glass of the bubbly in hand. By 4:30, diners are seated and waiting for the first course. Slow and savoring, the meal is meant to celebrate what is in season that moment, as well as the chef’s skills. There will also be wine pairings — our menu will be paired with wines from Tefft Cellars, a family-owned winery from the Yakima Valley. By the time dessert is done, the sunset may be starting.
This is an amazing experience.
On June 26th, Danny and I will be cooking the Dog Mountain Farm dinner.
Oh, who am I kidding? Danny’s cooking the dinner. I’ll be the sous chef, guest speaker, and the one chasing after a toddler running through the apple orchards.
This is Danny’s night.
He would love to feed you. We would love to meet you.
We don’t know what the menu is yet. Danny will be making it up in the next couple of weeks, based on his creative ideas while cooking and the list Cindy will be sending him of exactly what is growing and should be ready for eating by the 26th.
He’s so excited.
Just standing in their greenhouse a few weeks ago, when we went for a visit, I could feel the plants growing in the warm air.
It’s pretty safe to say that we’ll have tomatoes at this dinner.
These seedlings will be full-grown plants by the time we are gathered together.
Of course, there are more than fruits and vegetables at Dog Mountain Farm.
These are the geese (with our friend Jenise in the background). They are quite entertaining.
We won’t be eating these.
This mother and baby goat were so sweet and lovely the day we visited.
(We won’t be eating these, either. These are milk goats. It’s possible there might be goat on the menu, however.)
I can’t tell you how excited Danny and I am to be part of the farm dinner series at Dog Mountain Farm. This will be a singular experience.
We hope you can join us on June 26th.
Dog Mountain Farm Dinners
7026 Tolt Highlands Road NE