Mike Lempriere - owner of Perennial Vintners- confessed that he is not a "chef type" so he
promptly turned to Andrew MacMillen, who Lempriere calls "a
friend-of-the-winery." It seems MacMillen has more than earned that
"friend" status due to the magnificent repasts he prepares for the cadre
of volunteers who help out with harvest and bottling Perennial's delicate wines
that are a result of the maritime-influenced, cool-climate viticulture
of the Puget Sound.
"Andrew goes out of his way to make meals that will challenge our wines,"
says Lempriere. "As an example, I boast that our Müller Thurgau goes well
with hot-spicy Asian dishes, so he includes one! "
MacMillen, who describes himself as an ex-caterer and amateur chef, has a
background in many cuisines. He's also the website and
newsletter editor for and a board member of the Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society
and is well versed in gathering wild foods.
You can view Andrew's recipes on our site.