Skamania Lodge is presenting a series of dinners in a unique outdoor setting throughout the summer of 2013.
Called Feast in the Forest, the dinner series takes place in the wilderness on the hotel's property, where guests can enjoy views of the Columbia River gorge and feast on gourmet dishes prepared collaboratively by Skamania’s executive chef James Boheim and monthly featured guest chefs from nearby Portland, Ore.
Feast in the Forest dinners will be hosted on one Sunday per month between May and August, and Boheim is inviting all the guest chefs back for a grand feast in October. Chefs will find inspiration from the wooded setting of the gorge and source local ingredients wherever possible.
The schedule begins on May 19 with guest chefs Tony Meyers of Serrato and John Eisenhart of Pazzo Ristorante. June 23 features Mark Hosack of Gracie’s and Chris Diminno of Clyde Common. On July 21, featured chefs are Rodney Duncan of Buggatti’s and Chris Carriker of Gilt Club, followed on Aug. 18 by Matt Christianson of Urban Farmer and Dustin Clark of Wildwood. All the chefs will take part in the Oct. 6 grand feast.
Price per person is $59. Clients are welcome to bring one bottle of wine per person with no corkage fee. Skamania Lodge will be offering room rate discounts for diners, providing a short walk home from the feasts.