Northwest Best Places, Stephanie Irving
Molly Ward Gardens, Sam and Lynn Ward's homespun establishment (which doubles as a dried-flower shop, with the latest pickings hanging above you) shines best when the sun does - when the open French doors welcome the garden scents, when the chefs can forage in the organic garden, and when you and your friends have time to savor the entire experience, maybe even wander through the garden between courses. Lunch might take up the entire afternoon (hold out for a sunny day and reserve one of the garden tables). Dinners are a bit more elaborate, maybe a Copper River Salmon with balsamic vinegar or pork tenderloin with rhubarb chutney. Whatever it is (decided at the whim of Sam Ward), it is accompanied by delicate garden soup or salad.
The Bremerton Sun
Warm dining in a big, rustic barn surrounded by lush, fragrant gardens. NW seasonal menus include fresh Dabob Bay Oysters, Prime Filet Mignon, Wild Salmon with Balsamic Vinegar. Fresh-from-the-garden-salads & herbs. Freshly prepared desserts. Renowned gardens offer charming outdoor dining. Fine wines, microbrews. Weddings, banquets.