Fine Dining Friday Harbor, San Juan Island – Coho Restaurant Receives Wine Spectator Award

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Coho Restaurant receives 2009 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator

Coho Restaurant is proud to be the recipient of a 2009 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Coho’s wine list, culled from the great international producers as well as those from Washington, Oregon, and California complement the range of menu offerings. Coho seeks out small producers that create authentic, handcrafted wine using natural and sustainable techniques that convey a sense of place. This parallels Coho’s use of local agricultural products evident in their participation in the Island’s Certified Local Program.

“We are passionate about food and wine”, says Anna Maria de Freitas, one of Coho’s co-owners. “While the ingredients that we use are local, our wine list is international to match the diversity of our menu.” Coho’s wine list of 225 bottles includes sparklers, whites, reds and dessert wines from the Pacific Northwest and the great wine producing regions of the world including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America. “We make every effort to demystify and create a stress-free atmosphere for choosing the perfect wine to accompany our guests’ meals.”

Coho Restaurant, located at 120 Nichols Street in the historic Nichols district serves dinner Wednesday – Monday, October – May and Monday – Saturday during summer beginning at 5:00 p.m. Each night the creative team will prepare a three course ($35) chef tasting menu offered nightly between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Coho’s intimate setting, with select seating, provides the perfect atmosphere for any occasion. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Coho Restaurant is set in a historic Craftsman House – three blocks from the ferry landing in Friday Harbor, one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2008 “Dozen Destinations of Distinction.”

Background on owners:

Anna Maria de Freitas and David Pass, moved to historic Friday Harbor in 2005 to pursue their dream of owning a bed and breakfast. They started with Harrison House Suites and expanded a year later to include the Tucker House Inn. They have lovingly rebuilt these three historic buildings to provide an atmosphere of casual northwest elegance for their guests. Now, with the expansion of Coho Restaurant, they have the opportunity to share their passion of food and wine with not only the guests at their Inns but also the general public. Prior to moving to Washington, Anna Maria co-chaired the Baltimore Chapter of Slow Foods International. Anna Maria and David have a curiosity and passion for food that extends to their food centric vacation destinations takes them on vacations to food-centric cultures. These trips have expanded their culinary horizons and provided them with a wide palate of flavors and tastes that are evident on Coho’s Menu.

Lodging and Dining Friday Harbor, WA San Juan Island
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