In the rolling hills of Walla Walla, located at the beautiful Eritage Resort, is Eritage Restaurant. Bringing fine dining to southeastern Washington, the all-female kitchen staff is led by Executive Chef Sierra Grden.
Offering unique seasonal menus, Eritage prides itself on having a strong relationship with local farmers to craft quality food with some of the region’s best produce. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. with the last seating at 8:30 p.m., the picturesque view can be enjoyed from the patio or inside via one of the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Whether you are dining by candlelight or catching the colorful sunset during your meal, the intimate, romantic atmosphere will leave you booking your next Eritage meal with a reservation before dinner is even over.
You can’t go wrong starting your meal with the charcuterie and cheese, served with bread from Walla Walla Bread Company and a daily selection of meats and cheese. The spring salad, which can be requested vegan, is an excellent choice for something fresh and full of crunch. It is served with English peas, radish, cucumbers, fiddlehead ferns, purple asparagus, chevre, pistachios and herbs. Share an order of the shrimp moussaline, which is accompanied by green garbanzo and pea puree and watercress. And you don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy this season’s four-cheese ravioli, in which sweet meets savory, and served in an asparagus-coconut crème.
If buttery, flaky and melt-in-your-mouth sounds like your thing, you won’t want to miss out on ordering the Wild Columbia River steelhead. This mouthwatering dish is served with asparagus, carrots (locally grown veggies, of course!) and smothered in a lemon-compound butter made in-house. Another main dish that’s a current fan favorite is the 8-oz. filet mignon, which comes with beet and bacon confit, artichoke and rhubarb puree and a rich and savory demi glace.
We hope you saved room for dessert because the seasonal lemon sorbet with a lavender syrup is the perfect palate cleanser after a flavorful evening. Craving something a little sweeter? Try the vanilla cheesecake, which is just right for the season with a crumbly crust and orange blossom glace. If you’re dining in a group, consider ordering more than one cheesecake; it is so good, you won’t want to share!
To make a reservation at Eritage Restaurant, visit eritageresort.com/dining.