Olympic Culinary Adventure
Make your travels an epicurean delight by following the culinary adventure route and discover the unique farm-to-table experiences that make the Olympic Culinary Loop a savory destination. Meet growers, taste new wine releases, sample locally made food and enjoy the region’s scenic attractions.
Olympic Cellars Winery
Located in a majestic 120-year-old barn in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, this artisan winery is a place you’ll want to visit. Owner Kathy Charlton brought the wine industry to the Olympic Peninsula 15 years ago. Indulge in sampling wines that have received international accolades and awards.
Alpenfire Orchards & Cider
Get all fired up for a tour and cider tasting with owners Steve “Bear” and Nancy Bishop. The Bishops planted their fruit trees in 2003, and the beautiful orchard was certified organic in 2005. They are the first and only producer of organic hard sparkling cider in Washington state. During your visit ask about the fire-cleaning process that Steve pioneered to remove pests from the orchards.
Michael’s Seafood & Steakhouse
Fresh local Northwest ingredients make for a culinary delight at Michael’s. Guests will take away a real connection to the food with the ultimate Pacific Northwest dining experience. The menu of wholesome, delicious food offers something to please every palate—from clams, oysters and salmon to tender free-range beef tenderloin, New York steak, prime rib and gourmet pizza.
New meets old at the funky and eclectically designed cafe located in Galster House in the historic district of (lower) Port Hadlock. Built in the 1800s, the quaint building was once the home of Samuel Hadlock, founder of the town. Guests are invited to wear a hat from the vast collection during their visit. The café’s talented culinary team uses fresh local ingredients to create memorable cuisine, including local seafood, fruits and vegetables. Tip: Try the clam chowder.
Nash’s Organic Produce
Add a homegrown twist to your trip by visiting Nash’s Organic Produce, a full grocery store with organic, local, GMO-free and gluten-free products. Owner/operator Nash Huber has been growing healthy food, saving farmland and training future farmers for over 30 years. The team at Nash’s produces over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, grains, freshly ground flours, eggs, seeds and pork year round in the Dungeness Valley. “It takes 10 years to train a good
farmer,” says Nash.
Pane D’amore Artisan Bakery
For the love of sweets, bread and pastries, stop at this French-inspired artisan bakery, where the aroma of sweet-smelling baked goods wafts through the air daily. Tip: Try the almond sesame cookies made in a small portion—a perfect snack.