Friday, November 11, 2016

Fall updates!

Summer came and went in a flash, and what a season it was!  Again, we are so thankful for all of you who visited and to all our regulars who tolerate the longer waits for tables!  Lots of exciting things on the horizon to tell you about...most sprouts from Willowood Farms have arrived!
Come tap the cask with us!  Our Beaujolais Nouveau celebration is Thursday, November 17th.  Help us ring in the holiday season and polish off a 15 Liter cask of the first wine of the season from Joseph Drouhin!  We will be offering a menu of nibbles to pair with the wine and plan on having a very fun evening!

TOUR DE FRANCE wine dinner, December 5th.  Imagine taking a month long road trip in France, exploring all of her vastness from north to south, east to west, eating and drinking your way around the entire country.  Now imagine condensing the highlights into one amazing meal!  Think of all the money you will save (and bike shorts not needed!).  This will be a 6 course (at least), wine paired dinner for $125/person.  Call for reservations's going to fill fast!  360 221 4060.

Holiday hours:
Closed Thanksgiving
Serving lunch only on Christmas Eve 11:30-3:00
Closed Christmas Day
Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day


Call soon for holiday reservations as things get very busy in Langley during the holidays!  On New Year's Eve we'll be serving dinner with extra special specials, and offering an expanded champagne menu.  We will again be selling the fabulous Tuzzie Muzzie hats (to benefit the South Whidbey Children's Center) and Danny Ward will be our entertainment for the evening.  Langley is a wonderful place to visit during the holidays.  Starting the week of Thanksgiving our town really turns on the holiday spirit and I have to say, the addition of a few new shops over the last few years has really made Langley a shopping destination.  Go to for listings of holiday events.
See below for our current nightly specials:
plats du jour
sunday - coq au vin
red wine braised washington natural chicken,
chevre gnocchi, bacon, mushrooms

monday - bouillabaisse
mussels, clams, white fish, fingerling potates,
croutons, rouille, saffron fumé

tuesday - choucroute garni
house made toulouse sausage, pork belly, pork loin,
bacon, potatoes, house fermented sauerkraut,
riesling,  mustards

wednesday - moulard duck breast a l’orange

grilled endive, pommes dauphine, citrus jus

thursday - 48 hour jarret de boeuf
wagyu beef, wild mushrooms, hand cut noodles, pan jus

friday and saturday
please see your server

For more up to the minute updates and information please...

As always, thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Jenn, Sieb, and the whole Prima family!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


We will be installing a new dishwasher (actually a whole new dish pit!) on Wednesday, September 28th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We intend to be able to open on Thursday at 11:30.  Thank you!

Thursday, August 25, 2016


We will be closed for lunch on Monday, August 29th for some repairs and maintenance.  Opening at 5:00 for dinner.  Thank you!

Thursday, July 21, 2016



We will be closing at 2:30 and reopening for lunch at 11:30 on Tuesday

Thursday, June 23, 2016


We will be hosting a community open house the evening of June 28th.  If you have been any part of our past ten years here at Prima you are welcome to stop by for some nibbles and bubbles.  Krash Zen will be playing from 7-9.  Hope to see you!

Thursday, June 16, 2016


We will now only take to go orders Monday-Friday up until 5:00.  Any items only on the dinner menu (the chicken, plats du jour, dinner specials) are not available for take out.  We need to make this change to accommodate the ever growing number of customers we have walking in our doors!  This means we will be able to better serve you when you dine in the restaurant with us.  Thank you for understanding!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Closed Tuedsay, June 7th

  Summer is just around the corner...we can't believe it!  We will be closed Tuesday, June 7th for a whole day of summer season preparations.  Lots of deep cleaning, meetings to get new staff up to speed, and wine training.   And as a heads up...we've got the patio open now for lunch and dinner but it gets COLD out there in the evenings even with the heaters and blankets.  If you are hoping to sit out there bundle up! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Our Patio will be opening Monday, May 2nd!

Yes, yes, we know it's a beautiful weekend and many of you are chomping at the bit to be sitting out there, but we have a few more projects that need completing.  The official first day of deck dining will be Monday, May 2nd and through May it will be open only during lunch.  We will stop patio seating at 3:00.  It's just not warm enough for dinner dining out there until things warm up on a more permanent basis.  Thanks for understanding!

Friday, February 12, 2016

February newsletter

We've got a lot to tell you!  It really feels like Spring is right around the corner and there is so much going on!  We are approaching our 10th anniversary and have some exciting things on the horizon!  One change is that we will be changing our live music schedule.  We will only have one regular night of music, first Thursdays with Danny Ward.  Our intent is to leave room for different types of musical events throughout the year...stay tuned.

"Much Ado About Murder".  This year is bound to be "hare" raising!  Join us for Langley's 32nd Annual Mystery Weekend, February 27th and 28th.  The entire town turns into a crime scene for the weekend - shop keepers hand out clues, and colorful characters and sleuths roam the town trying to solve the mystery.  This is really a fun weekend activity for groups of friends and families.  Our 12 and 8 year olds did it last year with their grandparents and LOVED IT!  Visit the Langley Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

Our current recipient, Jenessa, upper row, furthest left

Red Spatula Award Update
:  The culinary school scholarship for a South Whidbey woman that we created in memory of our dear friend and pastry chef, Natanya Johnson is entering an exciting time once again!  Our 2nd recipient started her culinary program in January at Seattle Central Community College while our 1st recipient is making plans to open her own bakery.  Applications are now out and we are hoping to find our 3rd recipient this spring.  This scholarship is a FULL RIDE to a local community college and it has been funded through fundraising events and generous donations.  We are starting our fundraising cycle again and will have letters out in the mail next week!  If you are interested in contributing, checks can be made out to the South Whidbey School's Foundation and sent to Prima Bistro at PO Box 976  Langley, Wa 98260.  All donations are tax deductible.   If you know of a young woman with aspirations to have a career in the culinary world, please direct them to our facebook page where details of the application process can be found.
We were asked by the Seattle based company Glassybaby to host a road show to benefit one of our local causes.  And well, of course we said YES!  On Sunday, March 6th Glassybaby will be showing up with 100's of the beautiful glass votives to sell from 2:00-4:00 in the afternoon.  10% of the sales will go directly to Whidbey Island Nourishes, a great organization that provides more than 2000 meals monthly to kids on South Whidbey.  This is a WIN WIN!

The Gray Whales will soon be returning 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 16 - 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!
Other things happening around Langley:
Museo’s annual winter exhibit, a group show with the theme "Mardi Gras”, continues through the month of February.  Over thirty artists will participate with works in various media paying homage to this colorful and exuberant celebration.  The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm. The exhibit will run through February 28, 2016.
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Don't forget: Mondays are restaurant industry day (20% off bill), and every day is teacher discount day (10% off).

As always, thanks so much for the patronage and hope to see you very soon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Join us for a cozy and romantic Valentines dinner.  We are thrilled to have Hot Club of Troy playing swinging romantic tunes from 6:30-9:00.  Along with our regular menu we will be offering a selection of small plate, entree and dessert specials.  We've been hearing our kitchen geniuses plotting a bit about foie gras, caviar, wagyu steak, and lobster.  We'll have cocktail and dessert specials as well.  Reservations are nearly full so act fast!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


We will be closing up shop for our holiday staff party after lunch on Tuesday, January 12th at 3:00 and reopening at 11:30 on Thursday.  Excited to take the crew to the Orchard Kitchen for dinner and enjoy each other and someone else's cooking!  We will be closed Wednesday as well as we have some building repairs to take care of.
past staff party...don't worry Vincent and Tyla we won't let it get this wild at your place!