Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Newsletter

Hello!  We've been so amazed by this beautiful, mild winter we're having.  We are getting a jump on the projects to get our deck ready to open...maybe it will be earlier this year than in the past!
As always, tons to tell you about.

Wines of Oregon wine dinner, May 3rd.  Here's what Sieb has to say about these wines: "I love Oregon wines because much like the wines of France they are food wines, delicious on their own but transformed with a good meal. In Oregon you will not find the over extracted fruit bombs that have dominated the American wine scene for too long. Oregon wines are subtle and nuanced from the nose to the palate, provoking thought and inspiring cuisine."
6 wine paired courses for $95/person.  Seatings will be between 6:00 and 8:00.  Email for reservations

Photo by Jill Hein, Orca Network.

The Gray Whales have returned to Langley.  Each year, approximately 20,000 Gray Whales migrate between feeding and breeding grounds in Baja and Alaska.  Some come in from the Pacific Ocean into the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Saratoga Passage and actually stay for a few months before heading North.  We are extraordinarily lucky in Langley...these amazing creatures feed on the ghost shrimp right at our sea wall.  They come up so close that at Prima we are unable to see them as the buildings across block our view!  So when we hear the whale bell ringing we know it's time to run across the street for a look.  Welcome the Whales day is April 18 - replete with a parade and seaside celebration in honor of this annual migration.  Whale watching tours aboard the Mystic Sea run from the Langley marina now through the beginning of May.  You are guaranteed (literally) to see a whale.  The trips almost always sell out, so book now!

We are excited to have been asked to participate again in Seattle Weekly's Voracious Tasting and Food Awards at the Paramount Theater on April 23rd.  Over 60 food and drink vendors will be offering nibbles and's a crazy madhouse of indulgence!  Get your tickets here:

So many great things to check out in shop Edit (awesome, curated, cool finds - linens, candles, wooden things, studio space for artist David Price), as well as Kalakala serving up tasty food, drinks and coffee and also displaying awesome curated items. Also, be sure to check out the classes at Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

And at Museo in April:
This April MUSEO presents the annual Garden Show. Artists, inspired by gardens and springtime, will exhibit new works.
 The show begins with an artists’ reception on Saturday, April 4th .  During the reception Spoiled Dog Winery will be pouring their boutique wines. “Extraordinary wines from the Heart of Puget Sound.
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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 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"

To hear up to the minute updates from us please like us on facebook:
or follow us on twitter:!/primabistro
and find us on Instagram!

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.