Wednesday, June 24, 2015

OUR 10th Summer!

Whoa, what an amazing Spring.  We've been so busy that I've not been able to get this newsletter out...better late than never!  We've had the patio open since early May and it's looking absolutely amazing out there with our new planter boxes, thanks to the awesome women at Art of Soil  Please remember, we can't guarantee reservations on the patio...the best way to explain it is that we can guarantee you a reservation at a certain time, but not necessarily in a certain place.  We do our very best to make everyone happy and it is a big juggling act!

 CHOOCHOKAM Arts Festival.  This marks the 40th year of this wonderful festival of the arts, July 11th and 12th.  For more details on Choochokam and other Langley happenings visit

On Monday, July 27th, we'll be having our 6th annual GEORGETOWN BREWING BEER maker Manny Chao comes out to the island and we pair up at least 6 courses with his great beer... $80/person.  Seatings between 5:30-8, call or email for reservations.  360 221 4060.

The Whidbey Island Area Fair (better known as the Island County Fair) is August 6-9th...a great small town county fair...what could be better?   For more details visit

We will make a few more changes over the next few weeks to get our summer menu completely up and running.  Currently our plats du jour are as such:
Sunday: coq au vin - red wine braised washington natural chicken, chevre gnocchi, bacon, and mushrooms
Monday: bouillabaisse - mussels, clams, white fish, fingerling potatoes, croutons, rouille, and a saffron fume'
Tuesday: foie de veau au poivre (pan seared veal liver), polenta, roasted shallots and a green peppercorn jus
Wednesday: moulard duck breast a l'orange - grilled endive, pommes dauphine, and a citrus jus
Thursday: house made merguez sausage with cous cous provencal

Check out our cute new merchandise!
Women's tanks for $18, kids t's and tote bags for $15.
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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!

Other things coming up in Langley:

The Island Shakespeare Festival runs July 17 to September 13th, 2015 - Thursday thru Sunday.  This year's features are The Tempest and The Three Musketeers.  This is FREE outdoor theater and it's amazing.  Make sure to include these shows in your summer plans.  For details visit

During the month of July MUSEO will feature two-dimensional works in mixed media by Melissa Koch and Kandis Susol.  Koch uses a wide variety of materials and techniques in creating her work. Susol combines her hand-made papers with encaustics.
In conjunction, there will be an exhibit of glass works by select artists.  The show opens with an artists’ reception on Friday, July 3rd from 5 to 7 pm.  That evening is Art Walk in Langley so be sure to stop into all the galleries!

As always, thanks for your patronage and we hope to see you real soon!
Jenn, Sieb, Rachel, and Lucas

Thursday, May 21, 2015


The patio is now open for BOTH lunch and dinner, weather dependent of course!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Patio Open LUNCH ONLY!

We have the patio open now for LUNCH ONLY for the time being as it cools down very quickly as the wind whips up out of the passage.  We will stop seating outside at 3:30.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


We will be closing at 2:00 on Sunday, May 3rd, for our sold out wines of Oregon wine dinner.  Reopening Monday, the 4th at 11:30.  Sorry for any inconvenience!

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