In celebration of National Rainier Cherry Day 50 top U.S. restaurants will be dishing up at least one signature menu item featuring fresh cherries from the Northwest highlighting delicious Rainier cherries. Maryland's participating restaurant is Gertrude's, where pastry chef Doug Wetzel has come up with a Boardwalk style funnel cake with a Rainer cherry compote and vanilla ice cream. It turns out that Gertrude's is holding a special event on July 11, but they'll be offering the special dessert all month long. A full list of participating restaurants and details about Rainier cherries are here.
photo courtesy Northwest Cherry Growers association