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August 1, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Second Helpings: The Herbfarm

The Herbfarm's chef Chris Weber (left). Smoked vegetable broth with Sun Gold tomato, zucchini, squash blossoms, ham and egg--all raised on the restaurant's farm. Photo: Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times

The Herbfarm’s chef Chris Weber and one of his creations: Smoked vegetable broth with Sun Gold tomato, zucchini, squash blossoms, ham and egg–all raised on the restaurant’s farm. Photo: Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times

If any dish captures the essence of summer it’s the gorgeous one pictured above. As the opening number on The Herbfarm’s July menu, “Nine Songs of Summer,” it set just the right tone for the five-hour feast that followed.

Read more about dinner at The Herbfarm in today’s three-star review, the first of a month-long series called “Second Helpings,” reevaluating restaurants last reviewed ten or more years ago. Then feast your eyes on more lovely shots by Erika Schultz that capture more of chef Chris Weber’s artful platings and The Herbfarm’s sylvan setting at Willow’s Lodge. You’ll find them on The Seattle Times photo blog, Picture This.

“Second Helpings” will run each Friday through August, and then intermittently beginning in the fall.  Got suggestions for a long-established restaurant you’d like to see revisited? I’d love to hear about them. Email me at providencecicero@aol.com or leave a comment below.

Next Friday, look for my review of Kirkland’s Cafe Juanita, last reviewed in the Seattle Times when it opened in 2000 by Nancy Leson, who awarded it three-and-a-half out of four stars.  Has Holly Smith’s homage to Northern Italy maintained that glittering status? You’ll have to wait and see.

 

Comments | More in Restaurants | Topics: Cafe Juanita, Nancy Leson, Providence Cicero

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