Switzer Farm is a spectacular destination property in Westport, on the coast side of Highway 1, gorgeously and authentically renovated by Gary and Michiko Weiss.
Is there a vast meadow rolling out from the house clear to the bluffs overlooking the Pacific? There is. Will you see whales pass by while you exchange vows on the windswept clifftop? Maybe.
It sleeps 20, and is home to some of the most breathtaking beauty available to earth-dwelling humans. It was an honor to be there with Freda Banks, who orchestrated the shoot and took these photos. You can see more of them here.
hazelnut thyme cracker jack
popped corn and amaranth
summer on toast
baked ricotta, best of season melon, lemon balm, crunchy salt, olive oil
lemony stuffed egg
crispy shallot, mustard seed, celery leaf, herb & flower
white bean smash, sesame toast, sage
little gem, pickled carrot, medium egg, nasturtium
morell's bread and seaweed butter
for the table
blackberry, borage, cucumber
lettuces, chervil, dill, citronette
roasted squashes, thyme almond pistou
heirloom beans, grilled chicories
long-roasted pork shoulder
chimichurri, crispy fennel & onions
braising greens and fresh cheese tart
squash blossoms, leeks, herbs
mustard greens, roasted fennel
seasonal fruit pies
peach, plum ginger, blackberry