Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ron Kasprisin

Ron Kasprisin, professor of Urban Design at the University of Washington,  watercolor artist, part time actor, winery owner, author, and our very loyal bar patron is the first to be interviewed in our new blog series featuring our most loyal and regular patrons.  We believe that what makes any restaurant special is the unique cast of characters that can most often be found there.  We provide the food, drink and awesome staff, but those who choose to spend their time with us are the key factors in creating the soul of the place.  We are so honored by the large group of locals creating Prima's soul.  From now through the end of June, Ron's watercolors will be featured (and for sale!) in our back dining room.

Prima: What brought you to Langley…and how long ago?
Ron: A desire for small town and outdoor living away from the city and suburbia, with an art oriented community

Prima: Who is your favorite other Langley local, other than yourself, and what question should we ask them?
Ron: Wow! Willard! Ask him about his relationship with Crystal Gale! And the universe of course.

 Prima: What is your drink/food of choice while dining/drinking at Prima?
Ron: Rongento red wine, oops, I mean Argento Cabernet and the scallops and short rib dish

Prima: Who is your hero?
Ron: Besides myself, Leonard Cohen followed by Ghandi

Prima: Have you ever been a part of the shirtless man journey sing alongs?
Ron: No, I only take off my shirt to the ladies who will sing along

 Prima: Why Prima?
Ron: It's a great place to meet with people, great staff and owners.  It's an intimate bar and it's close to home.

 Prima: Have you ever fallen down the back stairs?
Ron: Not yet and I have fallen up them in my rush to get some Rongento

Prima: Did you meet your significant other at Prima (or the former Star Bistro) and what happened?  And how often? 
Ron: No because I want to be able to keep coming back there!

Prima: What is something that you’ve done in this restaurant that we probably shouldn’t know about?
Ron: Hmmmmm. I really don’t want you to know about how I did it with the pasta pan

Find out more about Ron at www.ronkasprisin.com 
or follow his blog at www.kasprisinridgestudios.blogspot.com

Friday, April 8, 2011

Need a place to stay while on Whidbey???

As you have it, our eldest's piano teacher has these great vacation rentals and we want you to know about them! Secluded, beautiful property.  Multiple units.  Quiet and peaceful.   3.5 miles from Langley.
I directly copied the info below from her website, www.pinecottageandchalet.com 
Contact Kathy Fox for details at 360 730 1376.
Perched above the Saratoga Passage, embraced by tall cedars, the property offers inspiring vistas of water and the Cascade Mountains - Pilchuck, Glacier Peak, Mount Baker and the Three Fingers are all visible on clear days. At night, the lights of Camano Island dot the horizon and meld with rising stars.
       There is a warm heart at the center of both the Cottage and Chalet, emanating from natural wood and soft corners, making them inviting getaways for all seasons. Quiet surroundings are interrupted occasionally by eagle cries. There are several nestings nearby which can be spotted from window or porch.
       Kitchens are stocked with breakfast provisions the night before so that your privacy is guaranteed and schedule choices are your own.
       Each accommodation has its own phone line.

The Chalet offers spacious accommodations where you can go by yourself, with your family, or another couple, and feel a comfortable privacy.  The Pine Cottage has the feel of a snug and well appointed ship's cabin.  Finished entirely in knotty pine, this one room cottage has an efficient galley.  Sleeping accommodations include a queen size bed and a fold out from the comfortable love seat that faces Saratoga Passage.