Stephanie Inn Sojourn: What a Catch!

Salmon Fishing and Crabbing on the Mighty Columbia with Stephanie Inn Dining Room Executive Chef, Aaron Bedard and Expert Guide David Johnson followed by a 5-Course Ocean’s Bounty Dinner

Date:  August 21, 2018  ( This Event Has Already Taken Place) 

August on the Columbia River is a magical time.  People fly in from around the world to catch Chinook salmon and bask in the glory of summer in Oregon.  If you love the open sea and dream of casting a line in the mighty Columbia, this adventure was for you. A morning following the rhythms of the tides with Stephanie Inn Dining Room Executive Chef Aaron Bedard and expert angler and fishing guide David Johnson where the Columbia River meets the Pacific.  With house-made scones and hot coffee in hand, guests headed 45 minutes north to Hammond, adjacent to Astoria.  All equipment was provided; from novice to expert, guests were in stellar hands with Dave and Aaron.   

With their catch in hand, guests had the makings for a perfect ocean’s bounty feast that night in the dining room.  

6:30 pm – What a Catch Dinner in the Stephanie Inn Dining Room

Sojourns guests gathered in our elegant dining room for a 5-course sea-and-farm to table menu prepared by Chef Aaron. Each course of this brine and dine feast highlighted the bounty of the Pacific and coastal farms, from fresh catch seafood to height of the season produce, paired with a selection of stellar Oregon wines.  Sojourns guests were seated together.

Prix-Fixe Menu

Sesame Seared Albacore Tuna
Fresh albacore tuna, wakame seaweed salad, wasabi aïoli,
sweet soy reduction and fried wonton
2016 Poet’s Leap, Riesling

Smoked Salmon & Corn Chowder
Local sweet corn and house smoked King salmon
2015 Adelsheim, Chardonnay

Blackberry Sorbet

Dungeness Crab Cakes
Fresh Dungeness crab, charred corn succotash, sweet peas, roasted heirloom tomatoes and white balsamic & vanilla bean beurre blanc
2016 Au Contraire, Chardonnay

Lemon Semifreddo
Semi-frozen white chocolate mousse, lemon curd, blueberry coulis and candied almonds
Stephanie Inn Lemoncello

Price per guest was $1299 per person and included the day’s fishing excursion, boxed lunch during the fishing excursion, the evening menu in the dining room and transport to and from the Inn. The day’s catch was be divided equally amongst the sojourn guests and shipped to their homes.  

The What a Catch menu was able to be enjoyed in the dining room that night without attending the fishing outing ($129 per person, gratuity not included)