Washington State

Culinary Treasures

Whether your palate craves the succulent, sweet taste of Dungeness crab or a hearty bowl of spicy lentil chili, Washington state offers a range of simple to dressed-up cuisine. Local chefs have lots of fun fusing European and Asian influences and also offer traditional Pacific Northwest preparations of locally harvested foods that often taste best with barely a brush stroke of olive oil. Visitors can pick up the scent of culinary experiences in Seattle and taste what’s cooking in every region of Washington State.

Noted Seattle chef and nationally recognized food pioneer, Tom Douglas, credits the state’s diverse climate for supplying fruits from the orchard as well as the sea. “Very few states have wetlands and desert,” says Douglas. “This diversity provides an amazing range of culinary choices throughout the year.” Lately, much of Douglas’ inspiration comes from the Pacific Rim. Combining Vietnamese, Cambodian and Japanese recipes, and local foods, Douglas relishes creating new culinary experiences. Washington mushrooms brushed with olive oil and cedar roasted are a great addition to organically grown beef, broiled and topped with a light and sweet Vietnamese sauce. Salmon, sea bass, and oysters grilled or steamed and seasoned with fresh sweet purple basil, are found in many western Washington restaurants.

BUFFALO TO WILD BOAR...TASTE THE WILD SIDE -- Click here for more information.

FARMER'S MARKETS -- Click here for more information.

FIERY FOODS -- Click here for more information.

FRESH FROM THE SEA -- Click here for more information.

FOOD FESTIVALS...A CAUSE TO CELEBRATE -- Click here for more information.

HEARTY AND HEALTHY -- Click here for more information.

LOCALLY GROWN -- Click here for more information.

SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH -- Click here for more information.

TASTE AND TOUR -- Click here for more information.

VENUES OF DISTINCTION -- Click here for more information.