They hope to share this manifestation with adventurous and good-natured people, who have the same appreciation for delicious cuisine and elixir from the vine ... Who also love to give back!
"Thank you for always opening your home to all of us! And serving the most amazing food and wine. Your home is warm and the love flows as freely as the wine."
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ABOUT Kevin and Maria
The Road to Their Door
Kevin and Maria Downey dove into the Seattle restaurant community with a line of Italian Restaurants, by the name of Grazie. A passion for Italian cuisine combined with travel and thirty years of high end restaurant ownership, blossomed into lasting relationships with chefs and wine producers locally and afar.
They moved into their house in Fall City, Washington seventeen years ago. Their home sits on 3.5 acres of beautiful Pacific Northwest forest, hidden among maple and pine trees. After of seven years of living in their home, Maria and Kevin realized their dream was to unite people through food and wine; in an effort to contribute to children in need, disaster relief, and those experiencing difficult times.
The Dining Experience, Near and Far
Living in the Seattle area, they are lucky to be surrounded by a community that cares about their food. What they bring to the table are wholesome foods that are sourced sustainably and organically. While the meats and seafood come from local vendors, including Pike Place Market; the vegetables and herbs featured in the dinners come from the gardens of their businesses, and their very own home.
Kevin and Maria have spent much time traveling all throughout Italy, in turn, providing the authentic Italian experience is of the utmost importance to them. They have established fruitful relationships with chefs and wine producers in nearly all the regions of Italy. They fly these passionate and talented individuals in for some of the benefits they host, to provide you with an exclusive experience.
A Part of Something Bigger
Thirty years of Kevin and Maria’s life together has been dedicated to their passion for Italian cuisine. In the past ten years, they have been making an effort to count their blessings, and be a part of something bigger. Blending their two callings in life, they decided to host an annual thoughtful dinner in their own home, donating all the proceeds to one cause.
Dirt Road Dining is an avenue for them to provide, in an elegant yet personal way, their knowledge and expertise of pairing just the right wine and food. They hope to share this manifestation with adventurous and good-natured people, who have the same appreciation for delicious cuisine and elixir from the vine ... Who also love to give back!