New Year’s Eve Dinner at Coho Restaurant – December 31


champagne_glassesAnother year, another wrinkle, another brilliant moon, another lush sunset; celebrate them all on New Year’s Eve at Coho Restaurant, and ring in the new year in style!

Coho is offering a dining extravaganza to welcome 2014: Six courses of special holiday fare plus two optional wine pairings – sparkling or still. $65 per person, $35 optional wine pairings.

We’ll be serving until midnight, but you don’t have to stay up that late if you don’t want to – come in as early as 5 p.m.; reservations taken for up to 9 p.m. seatings.

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Location: Coho Restaurant, 120 Nichols St.

Date & Time: December 31, 5-9pm.

Coho Christmas Dinner – December 25


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACoho Restaurant is opening on Christmas Day so you can enjoy a relaxed holiday meal with family and friends.

Our six course fixed menu -with choice of appetizers, entrees, and desserts plus optional wine pairings – is surely a feast worthy of this very special day.  $55 per person, $30 optional wine pairings. 4-8 p.m.

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Location: Coho Restaurant, 120 Nichols St.

Date & Time: December 25, 5-9 pm.

The Nutcracker – December 22 – 28, 2014


Nutcracker_d(1)On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.

Dates & Show Times:  Monday December 22 at 7:30 p.m. and  Sunday December 28 at 2:00 p.m.

IMA Unveiling December 5, 2014

IMA Inside-Out

IMA Inside-OutIf ever there was an appropriate name for an art exhibition, it is the one-word title given the highly-anticipated first show at IMA: Unveiling: the Best of IMA Artists’ Registry. A vast and varied annual showcase of island artists’ work in all media including painting, sculpture, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and textiles, much of it for sale.

See the new IMA, support local artists and complete your holiday shopping with a truly creative gift. The Artists’ Registry has been a jewel in IMA’s crown for many years, and the dramatic glass and steel building on Spring Street in Friday Harbor will open its doors to showcase them just in time for the holidays. The show will run through January 25. Opening party is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5 in the New IMA Building.

Winter Welcome Dinner – December 5th, 2014


Coho RestaurantCoho Restaurant Winter Welcome Dinner will get you in the holiday spirit with a special Old World-Inspired dinner featuring holiday food traditions paired with authentic rich beers of the season Friday, December 5th at 6 p.m. Start your evening at the town of Friday Harbor tree lighting, stroll to Coho’s special Winter Welcome Dinner and make an evening of it with a stay at the Tucker House Inn.

When it comes to beer styles, none are more welcoming as the traditional English “Winter Warmer.” Throughout history, beer of somewhat higher alcohol, big malt presence, and richness has been enjoyed for the winter holidays. Wassail, a festival to celebrate winter and the beer that goes with it, predates the Christian era. The “wassail” tradition blends robust ales with mixed spices, before hops became the chief “spice” in beer. Brewed at the Old Brewery in Tadcaster, Yorkshire England, Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome was first imported to the US in 1990. It was the first imported winter seasonal beer and is celebrating its Silver Jubilee in the States this year. It will be our featured beer of the evening. From English Old Stock and Belgian-style ales to brown ales, we’ll select 4 other beers to round out the evening including a Christmas beer.

Jhon Gilroy, Regional Manager for specialty beer importer Merchant du Vin, is recently back from the old country and will regale us with tales of the breweries, the traditions, and the histories of the iconic beers poured along Chef Bill’s carefully curated dishes.

Reservations are highly recommended. Chef Bill will present a 5 course dinner. Dinner is $45 and the optional beer pairing $25. Make a night of it – the Tucker House Inn will offer $99 queen Jacuzz guest rooms for those attending the dinner.

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