Our Historic 5 acre farm hosts Farmhouse Dinners in the Orchard Kitchen and weekly, weekend classes that focus on Vincent's deep knowledge of food (What "deep knowledge" you ask? Read About Us), Tyla's interest and passion for wine, as well as the inspiration of our many friends in the food and wine industry.
Dinner menus and class themes change each week and are inspired by our rural surroundings. Classes include hands-on cooking instruction, skills, technique & wine discovery; all of which change with the seasons. We source our ingredients from our own 3 acre farm, Whidbey Island, the Salish Sea and environs.
Each weekend we offer Farmhouse Style Dinners at Orchard Kitchen that make you feel more like a guest at a dinner party than a customer in a restaurant. We feature our own farm's amazing, organic bounty as well as local food from other great producers, including fish, meat, cheese, wines and really good coffee. Orchard Kitchen is all about collaboration with the farmers, vintners, cheesemakers, chefs and oyster men we love. We believe in being part of a community that creates delicious, fresh, healthy food, while helping to sustain the Puget Sound's artisanal producers.
Our meals are served Family Style and consist of several savory and at least one sweet course. Our focus is always on freshness, fun and flavor. Our single seating begins at 7:00pm with an Hors d'Oeuvres reception; followed by family style platters at cozy community tables. Each week's menu is a unique collaboration between Tyla, Vincent and our staff. We strive to showcase the best ingredients of the season with what we find delicious and inspiring and want to share with our guests.
Seating is very limited so please book well in advance. If you would like to make a reservation for our Farmhouse Dinners, please call 360.321.1517 to speak with one of us about availability. Most menus will be $55-$60 per person unless otherwise noted (wine, tax and service charge not included). We offer a limited beer, wine and cider list. Corkage is $20 per 750ml bottle. We would be happy to waive one corkage for every bottle you purchase from us.
We offer hands-on, "farm to table" experiences, designed to educate and engage your senses. Walk the farm rows, pick the freshest possible produce, gather the eggs right from the hens, then learn seasonal, fresh ways to prepare the bounty. You will learn how to prepare these super fresh ingredients from chefs who can offer a lot of experiences and insight. Students of all skill levels are welcome, from the novice to the adventurous home cook.
Throughout the year we will offer special classes, focusing on a specific local guest producer or a favorite winemaker or brewer. These classes may take the form of tastings or instructive presentations, but always include lunch.
Each class will feature 1 1/2 hours of instruction, after which we will all sit down together to break bread and toast to a day well spent.
Interested in hosting a Private Cooking Class at the Orchard Kitchen? We'd love to! Please call to set up an exclusive class just for you and your invited friends.
Want to plan a business team building class with us? We can do that too! These classes focus on working in teams, creating a common goal and sitting down to celebrate what your team accomplished.
We can host these classes during the work week to accommodate corporate schedules. We have a minimum price of $600 or $100 per person, whichever is greater, plus tax. This does not include any alcoholic beverages. Our class theme can range depending on your group's interest but a few popular team building themes are: Paella, Pasta or Sweet & Savory Souffles.
From Spring to Fall we feature a few out door dinners each year. These celebrations feature al fresco seating at one long farm table, right in the field. The multi-course, family stye menus focus on the freshest things the farm has to offer. What a great way to celebrate the season!