August saw 'Harvesting the Coast', a day full of exciting activities that began with a three-course lunch. Chef called on his coastal colleague, Ben Jacobsen, owner of Jacobsen Salt Company, to join the intimate table set for 10. Ben educated us with fascinating facts about why his salt is so different from what graces the average American table as we tasted first-hand his flavorful varieties with Salt Block Caprese Salad, Jacobsen Sea Salt Encrusted Canary Rock Fish and a Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich.
After a little down time, we all joined up again for agave margaritas and freshly-shucked oysters courtesy of Selberg, Jacobsen and Chef. The seaside spot and made-to-order sunset could not have been a more fitting segue into our five-course dinner. Slipping into our seats at the Stephanie Inn Dining Room, we were all pleasantly surprised when artisans from the day broke bread with us. Special touches like this is what sets Stephanie Inn apart.
For participants fortunate enough to tie in an overnight stay, gorgeous view rooms with welcoming balconies, an afternoon wine gathering, evening nightcap in the cozy library and a Chef's breakfast buffet the next morning are all included in the lodging price.
More little touches were sprinkled throughout our memorable day including gift bags at each stop with a keepsake of our time tucked between the tissue.
One more Sojourn is scheduled for 2017; Where The Wild Things Are: A Chef’s Foraging Adventure In The Coast Range. Reserve your spot for Saturday, October 14, pack your boots and prepare to learn a thing or two from Master Forager, Will Leroux. Guests will identify mushrooms and other forest floor edibles and bring your coastal bounty back to Stephanie Inn for the night's main event. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for fans of the eat hyper local movement.
Stephanie Inn Sojourns has hit the mark in 2017 and looks forward to bringing another series of experience-based excursions to foodies, adventure-seekers and beach lovers in 2018. Keep an eye out at stephanieinn.com/sojourns.