Enjoy the beginning of boating season with a festive parade in Friday Harbor. The parade is open to just about any kind of seaworthy vessel, powerboats, sailboats, and human powered boats. There will be prizes for the winners in a variety of categories. The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. Free moorage at Port of Friday Harbor Sunday, May 3 for registered boats.
The dynamic beer duo, John Gilroy and Aaron Anderson, who brought us the memorable Okotberfest and Winter Welcome dinners, have another great event planned for us this spring. Each April Merchant du Vin has their annual Samuel Smith Salute, a national event celebrating this iconic English brewery. They will kick off a series of San Juan Island events at Coho Restaurant with a special beer dinner. Samuel Smith helped build the micro brew revolution in the United States when their first shipment of beer arrived here in 1978. We have an amazing line up of beers planned for the evening along with Chef Bill’s deft pairings. So join us on April 17th at 6 p.m. for a 5 course dinner. Dinner is $45 and the beer pairing is $25.
We can never get enough good Italian food and great wine, so we planned another special dinner to showcase the cuisine and the fabulous wines of this favorite food destination. We are excited to have Kristie Adams the Fine Wine & Marketing Manager of Noble Wines on Friday, March 13th to host this wonderful evening. She will showcase 6 exquisite wines from their Italian portfolio representing Italy’s renown wine producing regions. Chef Bill’s food pairings will complement the wines and display his deft hand with Italian Cuisine. We will offer one seating beginning at 6 p.m. 5 courses; 5 wines – $55 food and $35 wine. Reservations recommended.
March 13, 2015
Kristie Adams, Noble Wines
Bill Messick, Executive Chef
Grissini, Italian Cheese, Pear
NV Cleto Chiarli Brut Rose (Emilia-Romagna)
Baked Pacific Oyster
Prosciutto, Wilted Spinach, Crispy Shallot
2013 Pallavicini Roma Malvasia ‘Puntinata’ (Lazio)
Pan Seared Striped Bass
Puttanesca Sauce, Roasted Tomatoes, Olive Tapenade,
Fried Caper Berries
2012 Tascante Ghiaia Nera (Sicily)
Wild Mushroom & Rapini Cannaloni
Wild Boar Bolognese, House Made Mozzarella
2010 Renato Ratti Barolo ‘Marcenasco’ (Piedmont)
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb
Roasted Delacata Squash, Risotto, Fig Demi Glace
2011 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa (Veneto)
Toasted Almond Pound Cake, Caramel Sauce
Panforte, Whipped Marscapone Cream
2007 Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (Tuscany)
As the season begins to gear up, you will be find new faces here a the Inn, busily working towards providing the most comfortable and friendly environment for our guests.
Here is Michelle at her new position with the Inns – Breakfast Chef. After 4 years working at Coho Restaurant, Michelle’s working world is expanding. She is quite talented and versatile and can work the front and the back of the house with ease. Look for her at Coho during the weekends and at the Inns behind the grill in the mornings. After breakfast, Michelle turns to making the yummy cookies and tasty granola you enjoy. When not working, Michelle loves to hang out with her family and especially her son Sean, who is in kindergarten. As Sean grows up, she will transition to days to spend more time with him.
Fourteen year old Octavio is a jack of all trades here at the Inn, doing power washing, gardening and other odd jobs, and all with a smile on his face. Octavio has plans to finish school and begin studying as a veterinarian, as he enjoys working with animals.
Morris’ glass sculpture speaks of human origins, myth, ancestry, and ancient civilizations. Symbolizing a harmony between humanity and nature, the artists’ extraordinary technical skill combine with a love for cultural history to create a body of work like none other.
William Morris, a teacher at the world renowned Pilchuck School, has captivated and intrigued with hauntingly evocative and beautiful glass sculptures for more than 20 years. Morris gathers much of his inspiration from ancient cultures from around the world – Egyptian, Asian, Native American – all peoples, he has said, who respected and admired the land they inhabited. Because of this, Morris’s artwork has an intriguing ambiguity: it is culturally distinct and yet familiar to all cultures. His pieces embody a spiritual quality that sharply contrasts old beliefs with those of the modern world.
“The William Morris exhibition is the perfect inaugural show for the opening of the new IMA atrium,” said Executive Director Charlie Bodenstab. “…a perfect place to showcase this masterful glass art.”