Northwest NEWS

May 21, 2001


New Herbfarm Restaurant hosts open house

Four-and-a-half years after being destroyed by fire, the all-new The Herbarm Restaurant has risen from the ashes. To celebrate its new beginnings in Woodinville, The Herbfarm will host a public open house on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, between 1 and 5 p.m.
   The restaurant, rebuilt in great part from antique architectural pieces as well as memorabilia from the original Herbfarm, is now located in the greenbelt winery district in Woodinville. The nationally acclaimed restaurant is built over ashes from the original building on a site with the new Willows Lodge and Barking Frog restaurant. The location abuts the Sammamish River next to the Redhook Brewery with territorial views of the Sammamish River Valley and Mt. Rainier to the south.
   Memorial Day visitors will have a chance to tour Herbfarm's new dining room, display kitchen, private dining room, 10,000-bottle wine cellar and overnight suites.
   A reservationist will be on hand to assist visitors in booking a table at the new restaurant for the 9-course themed meals that follow the rhythms of land and sea. Bookings for the overnight suites will also be available.
   Visitors will have the opportunity to sample complimentary Herbfarm food along with herbal beverages. In addition, Willows Lodge will offer hors d'oeuvres from The Barking Frog Restaurant. Tours of Willows Lodge overnight rooms, meeting rooms, and spa will be conducted all afternoon.
   Black Swan Coffee Roasters, located in Woodinville, roasts The Herbfarm coffees. They will offer samples of their brews as will tea expert Tony Hill of World Spice Merchants, supplier of exotic teas to the restaurant. Molbaks, of Woodinville, will offer demonstrations and hands-on herb basket creation.
   Parking is free and will be available at Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Winery.
   For further information, call (206) 784-2222, ext. 106.