Explore the Northwest Icon: Salmon Nation at The Herbfarm


The Spring-Run Columbia River and Copper River King Salmon season starts in just a little over a week. As world-renown seafood expert Jon Rowley tells The Herbfarm proprietor Ron Zimmerman, “The best fish run first!*” They’ve gotten word from their own Copper River fisherman, James Mykland, that the season this year will open about May 17 at 12:01 am (in the dark) and ends at 6am that same morning. 

When the season opens, Jim will be rushing the first salmon to The Herbfarm via Alaska Airlines (after it has been bled, iced and brought ashore) so that you can be among the first to dine on this extraordinary fish.

Additionally, The Herbfarm’s fisherman might also be catching Copper River Sockeye Salmon. This year, the restaurant’s Salmon Nation theme covers the best spring salmon of the region, principally from both the Copper River in Alaska as well as the spring run Chinooks (Kings) from the Columbia River.

Salmon Nation (May 18 – June 3) will explore this icon of the Northwest in many forms woven into the 9-course menu, which will vary from day to day. In search of unrivaled flavor, The Herbfarm plumbs the Pacific waters for wild salmon coursing homeward to legendary rivers flowing from high and distant icy peaks. Taste the treasures of the Copper, Yukon, and Columbia rivers-crown jewels of their fabled “Salmon Nation.” Call 425-485-5300 or book your reservations online at www.theherbfarm.com.

Written by Charles

Charles Koh founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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