Yes that is a bold statement! As a former Manhattanite (Cipriani, Le Bernadin, Jean Claude, Mr. Chow) and as a former L.A. resident (Spago, Matsuhisa, Mr. Chow), I have been to many eateries whom each make a claim to the top spot. However, Blaine Wetzel steals the cake and my blessing. The servings are abundant (16 snacks, appetizer, main dish and dessert) and tasty. Creativity abounds with each bite transforming your mouth into a dreamy palette. The presentation is equally impressive and stuns the senses.
The setting is relaxed and inviting to a collage of foodies awaiting a common experience. This is a place that is worth the $135 prix fixe price. Book ahead and treat yourself to an experience that will linger in your thoughts forever.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Willows Inn on Lummi Island has become the Northwest's premiere destination for authentic farm to table dining. Come in and experience the culinary magic of our chef, Blaine Wetzel, and find out what eating from your landscape is all about. Savor wines from our extensive selection. Enjoy our elegantly comfortable accommodations. Drink in the views, watch whales, or relax with a cocktail by a blazing fire. Unplug, recharge and experience the Willows Inn--an authentic and affordable San Juan Islands adventure! Offering romantic beachside lodge rooms, cottage, and guest house accommodations and marine experiences. Organic food from Loganita Farm. A car ferry departs at least hourly for the five minute crossing to this scenic island retreat. Less than two hours from Seattle or Vancouver, BC. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Willows Hotel Lummi Island