WOW. I had the most amazing day today. Each day, better than the day before. Here's a bit of a foundation, that will help you better understand the story I'm about to tell:
Kurt Timmermeister was born in 1962 in the heart of Seattle, no where near farm country. Anticipating working in foreign service, he graduated from the American College in Paris with a degree in International Affairs. While in Paris he realized his love of food and restaurants far surpassed his affinity for government work and he returned to Seattle to begin a career in food service.
A series of restaurant jobs both in the kitchen and dining room gave him the early hubris to open his own café at the age of twenty four. For eighteen years he ran a series of ever larger Café Septiemes while at the same time beginning his education in small scale farming.
Soon a professional kitchen was built to begin processing the food grown on the farm and to create a space for friends to gather for dinners of ever greater quality and scope. Progress on the enterprise continued with a Grade ‘A’ dairy licensed in the newly built dairy buildings and a cow barn raised to house the bovine producers of that milk. A underground cheese cave, dug deep under the cow pasture rounds out the facilities on the farm to produce the finest farmstead cheeses.
We are home now, unwinding. Gordon is making us dinner - homemade cavatelli!!!! Jules and I are packing our bags, because after our 6am power yoga class we are hoping in the car and we're off to the mountains!! Just over 2 hours away, we will be spending the weekend with 7 other fabulous foodie females in a GORGEOUS cabin in the woods. Food, more food, wine, cocktails, hot tub, yoga, snow shoeing...just complete mayhem. For the whole weekend. Let's do this!