Monday, November 30, 2009


Happy December!  How are we nearing the end of 2009?  Unbelievable!  We hope your Thanksgiving was spent like ours was, surrounded by family and friends and lots of great food and drink!  We spent a lot of time thinking about how thankful we are for the opportunity that all of you are continuing to make possible for us...raising our family in this beautiful place and doing what we love!

Join us this Friday, December 4th from 4:00-6:30 for a special holiday Friday Night Flights...we'll be serving sparkling wine this go around!  Participants include Prima, The Chef's Pantry, and the Edgecliff...ticket cost is $20 and includes a 2 oz pour of wine and a small plate at each venue.  As always the fun continues Saturday with cooking demonstrations at the Chef's Pantry and the art walk in the evening...

ADDITION TO OUR MUSICAL LINE UP...every 1st Sunday (think this Sunday...December 6th), we'll be featuring the musical duo, Rendezvous  from 4:00-6:00...
We continue with our regular Thursday night music as well...Danny Ward 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Yours Truly 2nd Thursdays, and James & Levi, 4th (and if there is a 5th) Thursdays.

Reminder that we will be closed the evening of December 14th because of the Langley Chef's Dinner benefitting WAIF.  We will also be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

New Year's Eve
...we're filling up so call to make your reservation soon!  James and Levi will be playing and I've got an order in for our Tuzzie Muzzie hats...this year crazier than ever and proceeds from the sales of the hats to benefit the South Whidbey Children's Center!  And you asked we answered...we will be open New Years Day this year!

Gift Certificates make great holiday gifts
!  We give 10% off the price of any Prima merchandise (t-shirts/hats/hoodies) with the purchase of a gift certificate!  Give us a call and we can help you with the sale of a gift certificate over the phone and can even get it in the mail for you!

    Along with our regular drink specials of 1/2 off well drinks, $1 off draft beer and glass pour wine, and a $4 glass pour red & white, we are offering $5 food items - all of our small plates, the calimari, and a half order of the burrata - such a deal!  And to answer a few questions we've been do not have to be sitting in the bar to get these specials, nor do you have to order an alcoholic drink.  Come up and keep us company during those in-between hours through the winter...we want to keep that open sign on all day, every day!  Happy hour is 3-6 ever day, excluding the first Tuesday of the month (as in this Tuesday) when we hold our staff meetings.

Again, thank you for your continued patronage and hope to see you real soon!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


 Come in out of the cold and join us tomorrow to sample the first wine of the season.  Sieb is preparing a delicious duck sausage that will pair beautifully with this easy drinking wine.  We only have one case so it's going to go fast!  Danny Ward will be playing so the evening promises to be enjoyable for all!


The tickets for the 3rd Langley Chef's Dinner sold out in less than a day!  We are looking forward to this great dinner supporting WAIF and will be donating 100% of the proceeds...which in the end will be at least $4,500!

Friday, November 13, 2009

TICKETS FOR LANGLEY CHEF'S DINNER...available at Prima this upcoming Monday!

Tickets for the 3rd of our seasonal collaborative chef dinners will be sold beginning at 10:00 a.m. this upcoming Monday, November 16th at Prima (come up the back stairs...front door will be locked since we don't open until 11:30).  Sieb has partnered up with Matt Costello of the Inn at Langley, Jess Dowdell of Mukilteo Coffee Roasters, Donna Leahy of the Chef's Pantry, and Des Rock of Useless Bay Coffee Company in creating these quarterly charity dinners...this one will benefit WAIF.  We are also VERY pleased to announce that Dave and Dawn Noble of Fireseed Catering will be joining the fun so this time around will be a 6 course wine paired dinner...ticket cost remains $75/person.  Acceptable forms of payment are cash and checks made out to WAIF.  The dinner itself will be MONDAY, DECEMBER 14th at Prima.  Don't miss the fun!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


If you've been to Prima in the past year--and let's hope you have--you've probably seen Miles Harrison in the kitchen. For the past 15 months, Miles has been logging long hours on Prima's line, mastering Chef Sieb's dishes, and generally keeping the place running smoothly. And last September, Miles was rewarded for his hard work: He became Prima's newest sous chef, succeeding Evan Leichtling in the role. Way to go, Miles!

Now, a bit about the guy: Miles, 23, was born in Minneapolis and raised in Northfield, a small city in southern Minnesota. (Northfield has many claims to fame. It's home to the original Malt-O-Meal headquarters, for example.) In the ten years that he's been working in restaurants, Miles has held practically every job in the kitchen--dishwasher, prep cook, line cook, and now sous chef.

On his first night working in a kitchen, the 13-year-old Miles washed all the dishes for a 315-person wedding party at The Grand, a historic venue in Northfield. "It was the biggest load of silverware ever," he says. The young Miles obviously wasn't scared off, though. After moving to South Whidbey seven years ago, Miles became the best dishwasher the town of Langley has ever seen. (Ask Evan. He'll testify.)

Miles washed dishes for five years before picking up a knife, and he's been prepping and cooking ever since. His current favorite dishes at Prima are the salade lyonnaise--"it's a classic dish that brings us one step closer to being a true bistro," he says--and the roasted free-range chicken breast.

Aside from his passion for food, Miles absolutely loves conversation. So the next time you find yourself upstairs at Prima, peek your head into the kitchen and say hello to our new sous. He'll be happy to chat.