This month, we’re taking a closer look at restaurants that take “local flavor” to a whole new level! By actively supporting local and organic producers, as well as offering fresh, farm-to-table menu options, these establishments have earned well-deserved reputations for culinary consistency and excellence.
Seattle, WA: The Herbfarm Restaurant believes that supporting local farmers, foragers, cheesemakers, wineries, and fishermen helps to preserve local food industries. Offering a seasonally themed nine-course meal, The Herbfarm has won countless awards for their unique take on cuisine, including being named as National Geographic’s number one destination restaurant in the world. Pre-dinner tours begin in the wine cellar, move to the outdoor garden and end in the restaurant’s charming dining room.
San Diego, CA: Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood diners can now experience an authentic farm-to-table experience with fresh veggies picked daily from Chef Eugenio Martignago’s one-acre farm. Located in Carlsbad, the plot produces regular harvests of more than 25 different vegetables. The chef’s innovative creations from the farm have become daily specialties at the restaurant, offering diners a seasonal menu experience each time they visit.
Livermore, CA: At The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, the phrase “wine country cooking” means simple food with complex flavors, using the very best sustainable and organically-grown local ingredients. Since 1986, this ingredient-focused philosophy has taken Bay Area fine dining to the next level, quickly earning a reputation as a must-experience wine country destination restaurant. Lush vineyards and gardens greet guests as they are immediately surrounded by Wente Vineyards’ signature hospitality.
Scottsdale, AZ: Calistro California Bistro is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant that brings that “Farm to Table” mentality from California to Arizona. Every dish is made from the highest quality ingredients available throughout every season. Calistro brings elements and standards of fine dining to a comfortable and approachable neighborhood setting. Calistro California Bistro makes everything in-house, so dietary adjustments are easily accomplished.
Portland, OR: Bethany’s Table is a “freestyle” neighborhood bistro located in Bethany Village. The food is fresh, local, and delicious. Bethany’s Table is committed to supporting local purveyors, and is particularly dedicated to the use of high-quality meat and seafood that are sustainably and ethically produced. The restaurant’s menu changes frequently to reflect the season’s treasures and offers many options for vegetarian and gluten-free patrons.