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rooibus Aug 15, 2011 08:22 PM

Here is my short list of restos to visit:
Coho - San Juan Island (SJI)
Duck Soup Inn - SJI
Backdoor Kitchen - SJI
Allium - Orcas Island
New Leaf Cafe - Orcas Island

I am vegetarian, my better half is not. Please comment on my selection and feel free to add others that I may not have come across. Plate presentation is important to me as are fresh, healthy ingredients.
There is a workshop at Allium the weekend that we are there and wondering if anyone knows the cooks (see below copied from their site)
Cooking with Kate and Amy — A VERY SPECIAL WEEKEND ON ORCAS ISLAND

When: September 17-18, 2011

Kate McDermott will be teaching us the Art of Pie on Saturday, September 17 at 9 am in the Allium kitchen.

Amy Pennington will be teaching us how to preserve some of the summer’s bounty on September 18 at 9 am in the Allium kitchen.

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Duck Soup Inn
50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

New Leaf Restaurant
, Orcas, WA 98280

  1. c
    christy319 Aug 18, 2011 07:51 PM

    That pie class is locally famous here in Seattle but she uses lard (and only lard you have to mail order from a guy in Pennsylvania!), so if you are veg, it probably won't work.

    I have a review of Allium here if you search.

    If you eat at Doe Bay, report back. It used to be a terrible hippie cafe, but I've heard that they now have a real chef and are doing interesting stuff. I believe it's vegetarian, or maybe veg and fish.

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      rooibus Aug 24, 2011 05:26 PM

      Thanks so much for the replies. Will report back when we return.

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      PAO Aug 17, 2011 06:45 PM

      Here's my review of Coho for earlier this year. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/768123

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        tsquare Aug 16, 2011 12:24 PM

        Definitely switch Roses Bakery and Cafe (late brunch through early supper only) or Inn at Ship's Bay for New Leaf. I was there last spring and as hard they were trying, the food was, meh at New Leaf . You would do well having brunch at Doe Bay Cafe too. I thought it was a funny recommendation, but the food was great, if vegetarian. Check the hours - odd days.

        Kate is the queen of pie and Amy is an extraordinary urban gardener. You'll be well served to join either or both classes.

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        Roses Bakery Cafe
        382 Prune Aly, Eastsound, WA 98245

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