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John and Brenda's home and business are nestled on 16 breathtaking acres along the Pilchuck Creek. This was the perfect backdrop for the incredible six course dinner prepared by Ryan Edwards, of Table 9, and his partner Mike.
Check out the farmhouse table, below, made from reclaimed wood, one of the many talents of John and Brenda. You must visit their Etsy shop here, Circle Creek Home. I'll dedicate an entire post to Circle Creek Home soon, their vintage finds, handcrafted furniture and hand poured soaps are highly sought after here in Washington and around the world.
As guests arrived we mingled and toasted to what was sure to be a memorable evening.
I love this fire pit and the chairs take me back to the Adirondack chairs I grew up with in Maine.
This vintage sign on the coffee table said it all.
First Course: Assorted Charcuterie, Roasted Peppers, Local Artisanal Cheeses, and Fig Jam. John in the background.
We laughed, we shared great wine and we enjoyed every moment. Clyde, Brenda, and Jay.
Second Course: Artisan Bread, Tomatoes, Boothbay Cucumbers and Capers drizzled with olive oil.
Third Course: Local late summer Corn, house made Crème Fraiche with Cilantro Oil and locally foraged Mushrooms lightly warmed and served with a Thyme Brioche. I loved my name tag set in a vintage flower frog.
OMGosh, if you could only smell this bowl, it was sweet and earthy and so very yummy, we all raved about the corn chowder. It was delicious and Timi could not bear to leave even the slightest bit behind.
The Fourth Course: Spot Prawn Ravioli with a sweet pea cream sauce, was wonderful, but somehow missed it's photo call.
Fifth Course: Slow Roasted Pork served with a Cauliflower Gratin and Creamy Parmesan Polenta.
With the sun now set and the hush of the creek in the background, we all settled around the bon fire for coffee and some good old campfire chit chat. Ryan and Mike also joined us.
Sixth Course: John and Brenda made dessert in their vintage 1940's mini pie tins. What a treat!!! Seriously, is this the cutest mini apple pie you have ever seen?
My cup was not only half full but deliciously overflowing. Artisan dinner with friends, foraged mushrooms, 1940's vintage pie tins, Adirondack chairs, amazing; and I haven't even mentioned the unicorns jumping in their apple orchard or the permanent rainbow that resides directly overhead.
Yup, I'd say Saturday night delivered big time with dear friends, great food and an evening that begs to be remembered.
If you have the opportunity to attend a Table 9 dinner I highly recommend it, and if you ever have a catering event, contact Ryan and Mike, they will exceed your expectations. Click here for more information on Table 9.
Many Thanks to John and Brenda, and Ryan and Mike.