It’s no surprise that Abeja Winery and Inn‘s newly opened The Kitchen at Abeja is absolutely magnificent. Located in their beautiful tasting room on their 38-acre farmstead property, the five and seven-course tasting experiences that Chef Elodie Li is serving will make you go weak at the knees. A native of Kirkland, Washington, Chef Li has spent the last several years cooking at Michelin-starred restaurants in the South of France. Her Northwest-inspired menus change daily and feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients from the vineyards, farms, orchards, coastal waters, and ranches of Washington State.
We had the esteemed pleasure of dining at The Kitchen by Abeja this week, and the experience was like none I’ve had since moving to lovely Walla Walla. Each course was both aesthetically stunning, and incredibly thoughtful and delicious. Fresh, bright flavors, fantastic service, and Abeja wines that paired beautifully with each course made for an extremely elevated meal. If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or have an eloquent dining experience when you’re in Washington Wine Country, The Kitchen by Abeja is an absolute must.
We enjoyed the seven-course menu (with wine pairings, of course); scroll on for all the mouthwatering photos and dish descriptions.
Amuse Bouche: Cured Duck Yolk, Ossetra Caviar
Melon and Prosciutto: Sweet Hermiston Cantaloup, Proscuitto, Brush Creek Labneh and Garden Pesto
Wine Pairing: 2018 Abeja Walla Walla Viognier
Oeuf Parfait: Sous Vide Egg, Brioche Cubes, Celery Root, Wild Garlic and Nasturtium
Wine Pairing: 2019 Abeja Walla Walla Chardonnay
Risotto: Washington State Chardonnay, Orzo Risotto, Parmigiana Reggiano, Chives
Wine Pairing: Abeja 2014 Columbia Valley Merlot
Sablefish: Wild Sable Fish, Courgette, Polenta, Saffron Creme
Wine Pairing: 2019 Abeja Beekeeper’s Blend
Lamb: Grass Fed Lamb, Glazed Root Vegetables, Pomme Duchesse
Wine Pairing: 2017 Abeja Walla Walla Valley Syrah
Pre Dessert: Abeja Chardonay Apricot Sorbet
Dessert: Poached Peaches, Rosemary Cream, Verbena
Thank you for such a beautiful meal Chef Elodie. You can make your reservation for the Kitchen at Abeja on Tock.