Sunday, September 4, 2011

Solstice Wood Fire Cafe

In the September 2001 Food Network Magazine there is an article in the section titled On the Road, describing the best pizza found in every one of the 50 states. The winner for Washington was the Country Girl Cherry pizza found at the Solstice Wood Fire Cafe in Bingen, Washington. We'll, since Bingen is only a couple of hours away we decided to drive down from Yakima and try it out for ourselves.

While we can't speak for the remaining 49 pizza picks, the Food Network got this one right - it IS worth the trip. For those of you that can't pick up your magazine and read about the pizza, it is made with a tomato based topped with goat cheese, cherries and chorizo sausage and sprinkled with rosemary and thyme. YUM!

We also tried the pizza special of the day; a salmon pizza with corn, cherry tomatoes, and a special white sauce. Susan preferred that salmon pizza while I liked the cherry one the best. The restaurant has outside seating and a gift shop where you can buy a variety of items from Washington state. Well Done Solstice!