Mike Davis, for his part, has raised the bar on creative restaurant cooking in these parts with 26 Brix restaurant. While he was executive chef at the Salish Lodge & Spa, grandly situated on the western slope of the Cascades, news of riches in the east reached him. So he moved across, connected with local vintners and farmers, and now layers flavor on flavor, taking advantage of their heirloom beans and tomatoes. Dishes coming out of the 26 Brix kitchen are sophisticated, beautiful—and perfectly matched in quality to the product taking shape in area wineries. Chief chef in this group as well, Davis conceived the dinner they're headed for.