Monday, January 26, 2015

What's Happening...

How is it that it feels as if spring is just around the corner?  As the new year begins, again we reflect on how incredibly thankful we are for all of you who have been part of this crazy restaurant journey.  Thank you for continuing to support us, which is allowing us to raise our families on this beautiful island, surrounded by awesome people and amazing beauty!

Heads up...we will be closed on Superbowl Sunday.  GO HAWKS!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this year will be particularly busy as it falls over President's Day weekend.  We will fill up soon so please call soon to secure a reservation.  We will run our usual menus, with some extra special specials.  I've been hearing a lot of ideas from Christina, OUR NEW PASTRY CHEF!!!, about dessert special ideas.  Christina has been with us a few months now, a recent grad from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, and she  easily took over our dessert program as well as quickly figured out a plan for baking our sandwich breads in house...we are thrilled!

"It's No Laughing Murder".  Join us for Langley's 31st Annual Mystery Weekend, February 21st and 22nd.  The entire town turns into a crime scene for the weekend - shop keepers hand out clues, and colorful characters and sleuths roam the town trying to solve the mystery.  This is really a fun weekend activity for groups of friends and families.  Our 11 and 7 year olds did it last year with their grandparents and LOVED IT!  Visit the Langley Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

 If you haven't already, we hope you'll get a chance to check out our new copper bar top, expertly crafted and installed by Tim Leonard of Heavy Metal Works.  We are SO thrilled with the results and cannot recommend his work enough!!!  Also, a few menu changes will happen next week and a few more throughout the next month and then a big Spring change will come in April.  Rachel put out a new cocktail list last week and there are some awesome new drinks for you to check out while sitting at the new bar.  You know, copper does have healing properties, so some of our favorite local ladies now say they are going to the spa when coming up for a drink!

There are two exciting art openings (maybe more?) this weekend in Langley: 
"MUSEO’S much anticipated, Winter Event will open with an artists’ reception Saturday, January 24th from 5 to 7 pm.
The theme this year will be Pop Art. Starting in the late 50’s and running through the 60’s, Pop art employed images of popular culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture, often through the use of irony or images of famous people of the period.  Come dressed in costume or wear threads from the 50’s/60’s. We will have performers and entertainment, libations and appetizers."
and at Brackenwood:
"Original and unique woodworking is featured prominently in the gallery this month. One-of-a-kind musical instruments, handcrafted furniture, and original works from gallery artists will warm your home through every season. Please join us January 24th from 5-7 PM for the Artists' Reception"

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Don't forget: Mondays are restaurant industry day (20% off bill), every day is teacher discount day (10% off), and Thursdays are live music night!
As always, thanks so much for the patronage and hope to see you very soon.

Jenn, Sieb, Rachel, and Lucas

Monday, January 12, 2015


We will be closing after lunch service at 3:00 on Tuesday, January 13th and reopening on Wednesday, January 14th for dinner at 5:00 to celebrate our wonderful staff.  Very excited to let someone else cook for all of us!  Looking forward to an awesome dinner at the Oystercatcher in Coupeville.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Holiday schedule:
Closed Thanksgiving
Serving lunch only on Christmas Eve 11:30-3:00
Closed Christmas Day
Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

 Call soon for holiday reservations as things get very busy in Langley during the holidays!  On New Year's Eve will be serving dinner with extra special specials, and offering an expanded champagne menu.  We will again be selling the fabulous Tuzzie Muzzie hats (to benefit the South Whidbey Children's Center) and Danny Ward will be our entertainment for the evening.  Our last seating will be at 10:00 as we intend to wrap things up before midnight so that we can all head down to the town bonfire next to the Doghouse or ring in the New Year dancing to the Western Heroes at Mo's! 

Other things happening around Langley in the next month or so:

The Wind in the Willows final weekend at Whidbey Children's Theater, 7:30 Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22, and 2:00 Sunday the 23rd.

The Lighting of Langley Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the park below Mo's Pub...with Santa and his Rein-alpacas!  Then make sure you walk down the street to the South Whidbey Children's Center Holiday Bazaar at Useless Bay Coffee Company from 4:30-7:30

Holiday Parade Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. in downtown Langley.

A Christmas Story at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts plays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays from Friday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 20. 

The Nutcracker at Whidbey Island Dance Theatre.   The 22nd annual production of this classic, done in an absolutely perfect version.  Runs December 12 -21st - for tickets:

Friday, November 7, 2014


We will be closing at 2:00 on Sunday for our sold out Bordeaux wine dinner.

Friday, October 17, 2014

More Fall updates!

Fall truly has arrived...and we couldn't be happier!  Whidbey Island is absolutely LOVELY this time of year, and there are many events happening over the next few months to make Langley an ideal fall destination.  Be sure to follow the Langley Main Street Association's facebook page to see everything coming up!  And look for a Langley feature in November's Sunset magazine if you need more convincing.

enjoying the cassoulet last year, Joel especially so...
We are very excited about our new menu rolling out next week...look for old favorites such as raclette, french onion soup, ouefs en meurette, and tarte flambe.  And new items for us such as lobster bisque, duck gizzards, wild boar ragout, coquilles st. jacques and a few other surprises.  Our plats du jour will be changing, most notable, cassoulet will be served every Thursday night!  We are thrilled to announce that we are now baking our own sandwich bread in house and will be changing the preparations of some of our favorite standard sandwiches.  For example, the croque monsieur will become a more fork and knife, drenched in bechamel croque with ham cured in house.  Add a fried egg to that for a croque madame and...instant hangover cure!  
Additionally all our pastas and ice creams will now be made in house as we've brought on a pastry cook/baker, so that also means a growing pastry program. 

We are again in the running for King 5's Best of the Northwest in the best outdoor dining category...we would LOVE to get your vote.  We are currently ranked 4th behind Salty's and Ray's, and with only a few days left of voting, we are hoping to sneak into a higher ranking. Thanks so much for the support!

BORDEAUX WINE DINNER - on November 9th we will be offering a 6 course, wine paired dinner featuring wines from the Bordeaux region of France.  Seatings are staggered between 5:30-8:00 and the cost is $85/person.  Please call 360 221 4060 or email soon to secure your spot, we anticipate selling out quickly.


Here's a little blurb about Bordeaux and the dinner from Sieb: "Situated on the western coast of central France, surrounding the massive Gironde Estuary and the Garonne and Dordogne rivers that flow into it, Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world. Every year, over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux are produced, ranging from everyday table wine to the most expensive wine the world offers. It is also home to some of the wine world’s most famous estates: Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Haut Brion, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux, Petrus, Ausone, Cheval Blanc and Yquem, to name a few.  With its Atlantic ocean coastline fish and shellfish abound, but Bordeaux is carnivore country and its most celebrated dish is entrecĂ´te marchand de vin, also called entrecote a la bordelaise, a world known dish of rib steak cooked in a rich gravy made from Bordeaux wine, butter, shallots, herbs and bone marrow (this may or may not be on the menu for this dinner). The wines range from sparkling cremants, to sauvignon blanc and Semillon based whites which range from crisp and simple to more viscous and complex. The reds range from merlot based right bank wines to more cabernet driven left bank wines. And finally one of the great sweet wines of the world, sauternes. I will be tasting through many of these wines, taking extensive tasting notes and building a six course menu with dishes that will intertwine with the flavors and spirit of the wines."

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Don't forget: Mondays are restaurant industry day (20% off bill), every day is teacher discount day (10% off), and Thursdays are live music night!