Finally, on Sunday, August 4, Derek Bugge, new chef de cuisine at Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor in the U-District, is planning a summer meal on Lopez Island in association with Jones Family Farm.
Jones Shellfish farm is located on the North end of Lopez Island and features a 3-acre tidal lagoon with a freshwater spring and 3 acres of tidelands on Shoal Bay.
The Jones Family Olympia and Pacific oysters have been mainstay at Frank’s, and as other seafood sourced by Jones Family Farm has made it on to the menu, the vision of an on-site meal seemed a natural fit, says Sarah Penn, co-owner with her husband Felix Penn, of Frank’s Oyster House as well as the restaurant, Pair.
A tour of the new shellfish hatchery precedes the meal, which, along with oysters and clams, will include Jones Family pork loin. The afternoon event takes place at the farm’s oyster operation on ShoalBay, from 1:45 PM until 6:00 PM. The cost is $120 per person, including wine pairings selected by Sarah Penn. To reserve your place call Frank’s Oyster House at 206-525-0220.