Friday, November 22, 2013

Winter newsletter

 Unbelievable that Thanksgiving is next week!  Where has this year gone?  So much to be thankful for and so much to tell you about...

We were recently mentioned in a Seattle Weekly story.  This mushroom season has been the best we've ever seen...Sieb picks upwards of 30 pounds on a regular's pretty amazing out there.  Our brother in law, Shane Ryan, chef at the amazing Matt's in the Market brought food writer Nicole Sprinkle to the island to go foraging, they ate at Prima and she wrote a great story:

 Thanks to all of you who voted in the King 5 Best of Western Washington competition.  We came in 3rd in the category of best outdoor dining and are thrilled with the results...thank you!!!  Whidbey Island represented very well...Whidbey Island Winery, Sweet Mona's, Stadler Studios, Whidbey Life Magazine and others placed in the top 5 of their categories and awesome Pickles Deli got best sandwich shop...awesome job everyone!!!

Jessica VanWetter, scholarship recipient
beautiful Natanya
Little Taste of Heaven.  Just over 2 years ago our friend and pastry chef Natanya Johnson passed away from complications of Type 1 diabetes.  We created a scholarship in her name, the Red Spatula Award, to send a South Whidbey girl to culinary school.  We recently awarded the first recipient, Jessica VanWetter with this honor and are so excited to help her further her culinary studies.  On December 6th, we will have the 2nd annual Little Taste of Heaven fundraiser for this scholarship fund.  Many local restaurants will be participating, each in their own way.  Here at Prima all of our dessert sales will go directly to the scholarship fund.  Our awesome new pastry chef, Heather Immoor will be baking up some amazing creations and Jessica will also be on deck with a version of Natanya's amazing meyer lemon tart. 

Donations to the scholarship fund are tax deductible.  If you are interested in contributing, checks can be made out to the South Whidbey School's Foundation and mailed to Prima Bistro PO Box 976, Langley, Wa 98260.  We are so proud that we are able to keep Natanya's dream alive in this way.

Holiday hours:
Closed Thanksgiving
Open Xmas eve Lunch
Closed Xmas eve dinner
Closed Xmas
Open and partying New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Make your New Year's Eve reservations soon...we are filling up fast.  We've got the Tuzzie Muzzie hats on order and Danny Ward will be ringing in 2014 with us.

There's so much to do in Langley over the holidays...go to to see all we've go in store for you!  And be sure to explore the amazing opportunities offered at the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio...amazing workshops and classes offered, operated by Cary Jurriaans, Sieb's mom!

Here's what's happening at Museo:
MUSEO¹s Holiday Gift Show continues with the gallery offering small,
favorably priced works, prints by Melissa Koch, and a group exhibition of
gallery artists.
New works will be added throughout the month.
There will be an artists' reception Saturday, December 7, from 5 to 7 pm.

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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!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, and as always thank you for your patronage.  Hope to see you real soon!

Jenn and Sieb