BB’s Ranch to Table Dinner at the Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market Farm to Table Dinner Event

Gorgeous day at the Pike Place Market, from a truly unique perspective. Never noticed all those daffies on the roof!

I had the most amazing dinner the other night, courtesy of my favorite foodie-in-crime, Bri. You’d think she was a celebrity, she is always doing something 500x cooler than I am doing at the same time. In reality, I think she just has a really cool job, and I frequently bribe her to let me come along as her plus one.

Most recently, we attended a four course ranch-to-table dinner in the private library dining room of the Pike Place Market hosted by the resident BB Ranch butcher shop. The library room is one of the huge windows on the second floor of the market, right above Rachel the pig, and the butcher shop is right across the street on the ground level. The dinner is amazingly crafted, beautiful plates of food featuring meticulously nurtured meats. It deserves every one of those adjectives, trust me.

William von Scheneidau, BB Ranch founder, and resident swarthy cowboy, hosts the evening and is the perfect mix of knowledgable farmer, fine food connoisseur, and genuinely nice guy. And by the end of the night you’re happy to throw back whatever home-brewed libation he offers and follow him anywhere, including straight into a meat locker where you may be left to die. (True, and almost unfortunate, story.)

If you’re interested in your very own BB Ranch dinner, here’s the info. I highly recommend. Hope you enjoy the photos from the night! And if you have any swanky events like this and you need a plus one, call me!!

Seattle Pike Place Market Dinner

Pulled pork quesadilla with pickled peppers and tomatoes, topped with a roast jalapeno.This was actually the second course. The first was too amazing looking to wait for a photo.

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Lamb two ways, though the only thing I remember about the two ways was that they were both so yummy. Sitting on some roasted carrots and broccolini, paper-thin potato gallete, and topped with a gianormous bacon-wrapped shrimp.

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Dusk at the Market – so beautiful with the Olympics in the background.

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Bri must look trustworthy. No one let me carry the scull around.

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Amazing vantage point! So neat to watch the Market below.

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Cheers! Down the hatch with BB’s whiskey tasting.

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BB Ranch founder William von Scheneidau showed us what he’s working on in the meat locker…

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This critter head was in there… I’m sure it will be a tasty delicacy some day…????

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Bri and the Big Man. (You can decide who is the Big Man – the one with two bullet holes in between his eyes, or the guy who put them there!)

Comments: 2

  1. Briana West April 9, 2013 at 11:57 am Reply

    Awesome recap of the BB Ranch dinner!

  2. Americana August 26, 2013 at 11:22 am Reply

    Food looks delicious! So much meat on the “lamb two ways”: lamb, shrimp, and bacon. I wonder how that combo tastes? The potato gallete must have gave it a sweet taste along with the veggies (so hungry now). Any who good pics & thanks for sharing! :)

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