Secret Supper Club
Chef Dylan loves to get creative and come up with inventive, new menus. Now with our Secret Supper Club, he'll partner with a winemaker for a few small, intimate dinners by invitation only. These special dinners will include a featured winemaker to talk about their wines and give you a personal insight into their passion and what makes them so great. But, you need to get "in-the-know" because you won't see them published on our website. To get your secret invitation, please e-mail us at BarkingFrogEvents@willowslodge.com to request information on our upcoming Secret Suppers.
We’re known for our phenomenal wine list, which highlights the world-acclaimed wines of the Northwest. Our cellar is deep in stellar wines from Washington state growers. We also look beyond our own backyard to collect exciting wines and legendary classics from around the world. Our sommelier is exceptional at pairing wines to our food and your tastes—no pretense, just knowledgeable suggestions and a passion for sharing great finds. We are proud to have received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for six consecutive years.
We will gladly open your personal bottle of wine for $35 per bottle. Please limit your corkage to two 750ml bottles (or one 1.5L) per party.
Barking Frog is named after the Native American use of the frog as a symbol of abundance. Storytellers say, when frogs bark, it’s a sign of peace and harmony – our wish for every guest who walks through the door. A large circular table surrounds a fireplace where guests gather all year round for a meal or one of our special Winemaker Dinners.
Tyler Alden joined the Barking Frog and Willows Lodge as Wine Director in 2019 and promoted to Director of Food & Beverage in 2021. Prior to joining Willows Lodge, Tyler was the Assistant Wine Director for Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle, and Education and Service Director for Heavy Restaurant Group. He holds multiple advanced beverage certifications and is a graduate of the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. In Sept. 2022, Tyler was appointed to the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers, the highest distinction a professional can attain in the beverage service industry. Less than 300 professionals worldwide have received the title of Master Sommelier since 1969. Tyler brings years of experience as a wine educator, sommelier and steward of service excellence. When Tyler is not working, he can be found hanging out with his wife and son and pursuing creative projects.
Barking Frog Wine Manager and Sommelier, Torrey Lewis, has been in the hospitality business for over 12 years. His career began at South Seattle’s Pastry and Baking Arts program. After working in baking and pastry for several years before switching to hotel service and then ultimately catching the wine bug, Torrey takes a more relaxed approach to wine and beverage service. He guides guest experiences looking to create memories, and go beyond standard service, aiming to be relatable and knowledgeable. Torrey’s wine experience includes working at Purple Café and Wine Bar and Light Sleeper Wine Bar, both in downtown Seattle. He has also completed the Certified Sommelier accreditation with the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well as the Italian Wine Scholar certification. He is currently pursuing the Advanced Sommelier accreditation through the Court of Master Sommeliers. In his spare time, he pairs wine and music with his opera singer fiancée, as well as being an avid but fairly unsuccessful fly fisherman.