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Guest chef at La Boucherie, Vashon Island WA – August 27th

August 17, 2009

This is going to be fun. Really fun. The guys behind the amazing Vashon Island farm Seabreeze have a small restaurant.

I was recently over there for a day’s photoshoot, which was just mind blowing. What was even more mind blowing was an email that was waiting for me when I got home from their restaurant manager:

“hey, you want to do a guest chef night at the restaurant in August?”

The answer – YES. But I have to do this with a fantastic new friend of ours – Daniel Ahern.

You see, we have been spending quite a bit of time on the Seattle ferries recently.. A short ferry ride from Seattle (15 minutes), life is rural and incredible.

Danny, Shauna and their daughter are the reason for us thinking about buying a season ferry ticket. You will most likely know them as the genius chef and writer behind the two wonderful blogs Gluten Free Girl and more recently Pork Knife & Spoon

The first food I ever tasted of Danny’s was a head cheese he made. That sold it to me, I REALLY wanted to cook with this guy, have fun in the kitchen, and learn a lot. Our passions for food are pretty similar – we both like classic and rustic French food. We both adore the local farms that make up this wonderful state of Washington.

So, when Seabreeze mentioned this guest chef position. The answer was obvious. I have to do this with Danny.

Frantic emails and twitterings (still cannot say Tweet..) started to flesh out a menu. They came over for lunch. We sat down with a pad of paper, and started salivating.

Here is the big question…

Want to come to dinner?

This is going to be on August 27th, on Vashon Island at La Boucherie – starting around 7pm. A set tasting menu highlighting the amazing meats and wine Seabreeze Farm produces.

So the menu.. Click this link, or the image above to find out what we are going to be dishing up.

The cost is $65 a person. Wine that evening will be half price, or bring that special bottle (or three..) for a $10 corking fee.

More information can be seen here:

Email me if you are interested. Only 20 seats available for this night.

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  • lisaiscooking August 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    That’s very cool. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  • Irina@PastryPal August 17, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    If I was anywhere near that part of the country, I’d be there in a heartbeat. Have a great time!

  • Peter G August 18, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Great stuff Matt! I wish I could attend…maybe another time!

  • redmenace August 18, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Congratulations. What an honor! I wish I could come, but I can’t. Darn!!!!!

  • zenchef August 18, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    This is awesome Matt and the menu is rocking! Seriously, If i was living closer i would have already booked a table. You’re gonna have a lot of fun. I hope you’ll be able to take pictures throughout the day and share them on the blog.

  • Alex August 19, 2009 at 8:16 am

    I wish, wish, wish I didn’t live thousands of miles away.

  • Giff August 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I’ll echo Stephane’s comments: menu sounds great and if only we lived closer!

  • Matt Lawrence August 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    We’re looking forward to this dinner. And it looks like the weather will hold, and we may be able to dine on the deck…

  • Nurit - 1 family. friendly. food. August 21, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    This sounds fantastic. Would have LOVED to be there, but we will be at Whistler for a very much needed family vacation. Lots of good places to eat there. I’ll be thinking of you. Would check back for a post about this event. Good luck!

  • Dana August 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Congratulations! That is terrific news for you and a well deserved feather in your cap. How I wish I could go and request that you make me vegetarian food, but alas, we will be out of town. :) Best of luck to you. I’m sure you will do great.