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!