Wine Paired Farm-to-Table Dinner

September 7, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

Join us at Carnation Farms for a muli-course wine paired meal featuring Orenda Wines with guest Chef John Sundstrom, of Lark Restaurant.

James Beard award-winning Chef John Sundstrom, of Lark, is the legendary master of local ingredients. John worked to choose peak-of-harvest ingredients for a multi-course meal, served in the outdoor dining room. Here’s the creative menu he designed:

Appetizers (Sauvignon Blanc)
Dinah’s cheese, red wine huckleberry, crostini
Charred eggplant and roasted garlic spread, cracker
Pizza, heirloom tomato, mozzarella, basil

Starter (Cabernet Franc)
Cucumber, cherry tomatoes, za’atar yogurt, marinated peppers, tender herbs

Family Style (Balance – Bordeaux Blend)
Trottole pasta “carbonara”, Carnation Farm egg, smoked mushrooms, fried sage

Grilled duck breast, purple cauliflower, capers, golden raisin, ground cherries

Dessert (Riesling)
Summer pudding, berries, plums, lemon verbena chantilly cream

Registration open until 9/4.

Guests must be 21 or over to attend this wine-pairing dinner.

About the Chef

A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Chef John Sundstrom has worked in luxury hotels and in restaurants with renowned chefs including Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Diane Forley, Gary Danko and Traci Des Jardins. In Seattle, Chef Sundstrom served as Executive Chef at the Dahlia Lounge, opened the vegetarian restaurant Carmelita and won a Starchefs Rising Star Award as culinary lead at Earth & Ocean at the W Seattle Hotel.

In 2003 Sundstrom opened Lark, and four years later won the James Beard Award for “Best Chef, Pacific Northwest.” At Lark, Sundstrom chooses ingredients and products from the Pacific Northwest’s best artisans, farmers and foragers. His creative dishes combine flavors from around the world with hyper-local ingredients.

In 2012, his cookbook, Lark: Cooking Against the Grain, was published. In 2014, Lark moved to its new home in the Central Agency Building, along with Bitter/Raw shellfish bar and Slab Sandwich & Pie. Southpaw Pizza serves wood-fired pizza, salads and small plates just a few blocks away on 12th Ave.

Tips for Dining at Carnation Farms:

  • When you arrive at the farm, please look for signs guiding you to the dinner location.
  • Wear casual comfortable layers for outdoor dining.
  • The outdoor garden dining area is covered and has some heating.
  • The garden is open for self-guided walking tours.
  • Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions when you register.
  • Menus may change due to seasonal availability.


28901 NE Carnation Farms RoadCarnation, WA 98014United States


Carnation Farms