Thanksgiving on San Juan Island

Locals and visitors alike celebrated Thanksgiving on San Juan Island. Some shared a community dinner at the Grange, others joined friends and familes at their homes, while others prepared a traditional dinner in their suites at the Harrison House and Tucker House. Some chose not to do either but share our first Thanksgiving Dinner at Coho Restaurant. Paul Stevens our chef served up quite a menu. The pork belly with cranberry relish and the corn fritters were both popular appetizers. Everyone loved the yam soup. It was so beautiful drizzled with a balsamic reduction and sprinkled candied pecans. We served an orange ginger sorbet to cleanse the palate before turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes. For dessert, we offered a choice of three homemade desserts – chocolate burbon pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake or cinnamon ice cream with soft chewy ginger snaps. Everyone walked away satiated. Several of our guests took their desserts to go and I am sure enjoyed them on Friday….maybe even as early as breakfast!

Vinny and Amar joined us for dinner and Amar has a photo essay of dinner on her facebook site. You can check it out at: