Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Greetings!  Winter went out with a bang here, with snow a few weeks ago, but we are now welcoming a most lovely Spring on Whidbey!  We anticipate the deck will be opening late April or early May, it's all dependent on the weather allowing us to finish up some pretty major projects out there.  We've had an exceptionally busy last few months, thanks so much for all the business!

Winter dishes are slowly coming off the menu and being replaced with Spring dishes.  Georgie's brussels sprouts are now Georgie's radishes with normandy butter.  A new little appetizer that's been a real hit so far is our soft boiled egg with salmon caviar.  We are thrilled with the new custom cutting boards made by Jim Warren of Heritage Custom Woodworking http://www.heritagecustomwoodworking.com/.  Our charcuterie (house cured meats) and cheese plates are being served on these beautiful boards!
We still have the French Onion Soup and raclette, but the Plats du Jour have changed as such:
Sunday - Lapin a la Moutarde: mustard braised half rabbit, mushrooms, bacon, spaetzle
Monday - Bouillabaisse: mussles, clams, white fish, rouille, saffron fumé
Tuesday - Foie de Veau au Poivre: pan seared veal liver, polenta, roasted shallots, green peppercorn jus
Wednesday - Anderson Ranch Lamb Chop "a la basquaise" fingerling potatoes, basque peppers
Thursday - Saucisson de Maison "choucroute": house made sausage, new potatoes, manny's beer braised sauerkraut

We are so excited to announce our upcoming Rosés of Whidbey wine dinner on May 5th featuring newly released vintages from Whidbey Island Winery, Useless Bay Winery, Ott Murphy Winery, and Block of the Bay (Gene and Tamar Felton's second go at rosé bottled by Greg and Elizabeth at Whidbey Island Winery).  It will be a 5 course, wine paired dinner, and tickets cost $75.  Seatings will be between 5:30 and 8:00.  The winemakers will all be here to talk with you, and Sieb will be creating a menu to compliment their wines.  If you haven't jumped on the rosé bandwagon yet, you are missing out!  Some people still have the image of white zinfandel in mind when they hear rosé...but it is far from that.  Take a look at the wikepedia article link below to learn all about it!
Give us a call 360 221 4060, or email for reservations.

We will continue to post updates on the The Natanya Johnson Scholarship Fund, which awards a two year scholarship in the Culinary Arts, the Red Spatula Award, to one young woman from South Whidbey each year.  We will be announcing the recipient of this award in a few weeks.  Natanya was our beloved pastry chef who passed away from complication of Type 1 Diabetes almost two years ago.  We will have numerous fundraising opportunities for this fund and of course we will accept donations at any time as well.  All donations for the Natanya Johnson Scholarship Fund are 100% tax deductible. If you are interested in contributing, please make checks out to the South Whidbey Schools Foundation; a thank you letter will provide the tax ID number for donor’s records. Please send checks to Prima Bistro, P.O. Box 976 Langley, WA 98260.  A website is being created, but current info can be found on the facebook page that we've created.

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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!