Category Archives: Culinary

Olympic Peninsula Wineries

Olympic Peninsula Wineries

Sara Gagnon, co-owner and winemaker at Harbinger Winery

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries is a group of eight wineries each displaying its own personality and style. Each winery has a tasting room and invites visitors to stop by. Chartered wine tours are available through operators like All Points Charters and Tours.  For self-guided tours we recommend taking multiple days to thoroughly experience each winery. Throughout the year Olympic Peninsula Wineries hold seasonal festivities both as a group and independently. Major annual events are Red Wine and Chocolate held two weekends in early to mid-February, Harvest Wine Tour in November, and Northwest Wine and Cheese Tour in April. These events are self-guided tours with special wine tastings and seasonal pairings at each winery. Below is a quick look at each of the eight Olympic Peninsula Wineries.  Continue reading

Savoring the Flavors of Summer on a Culinary Adventure

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Blackberries are the star at Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival

Summer is a fun time for a culinary adventure. With numerous festivals and the peninsula's culinary bounty in full bloom, there's lots to see and taste. Here are a few suggestions for savoring the flavors of summer on the Olympic Peninsula. JUNE- Ice cream is a summertime favorite. The Olympic Peninsula has a handful of local ice creameries that create delicious and unique flavors. A few local favorites include Elevated Ice Cream's Marionberry Italian Ice and Swiss Orange Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and Olympic Mountain Ice Cream's Crab and Bacon Maple Swirl Ice Cream and Pina Colada Sorbet. To find where  ice cream is sold and current flavors visit their websites. Continue reading

Spring Greens and More Seasonal Culinary Treats

Steamers at Woodfire Grill

Steamers at Woodfire Grill

Spring is a great time to experience Olympic Peninsula's bounty at farmers markets, restaurants, and fun festivals. Here are a few ways to enjoy Olympic Coast Cuisine during the spring months. MARCH- Open Saturdays year round, the Port Angeles Farmer’s Market has all of the ingredients for creating Olympic Coastal Cuisine. Organic produce, fresh seafood, grass-fed beef, wild mushrooms, and artisan cheeses are sold at the market. In addition to delicious produce and products, visitors can pick up local artisan wares from jewelry to hand spun yarn, watercolor paintings to birdhouses. This farmer’s market has been around for over 30 years and was named the 2012 Washington State Farmer’s Market of the Year- medium size. Continue reading

Olympic Culinary Loop

Culinary Loop

Fresh produce from the Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Culinary Loop is a group of people who grow, harvest, catch, cook, and serve the Olympic Peninsula's bounty that we call Olympic Coast Cuisine. Olympic Coast Cuisine brings together locally produced ingredients to create delicious food with an authentic sense of place. Continue reading