San Juan Island Cheese and Island Grown present the bounty of island harvest at the 1st annual “Bite of the San Juan Islands” at Friday Harbor’s Brickworks Plaza on October 26, 2014.
Friday Harbor, WA … On Sunday, October 26, the passionate and talented chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, distillers and brewers of the San Juan Islands will create a unique tasting event—the Bite of the San Juan Islands—showcasing the amazing quality of island-grown, organic, GMO-free meats, seafood, produce, wine, cider, beer and spirits. Chefs from all three main islands—Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands—will partner with island farmers and food producers to create delicious bites featuring local ingredients, from San Juan Island’s Quail Croft goat cheese and heirloom Orcas pear and fresh bay preserves from Girl Meets Dirt on Orcas Island to fresh wood-oven baked, wild-leavened bread from Barn Owl Bakery on Lopez. Fresh Jones Family Farms shellfish, island-raised lamb and lavender-spiked salmon are some of the tempting bites on the menu.
The Bite will take place at the recently restored Brickworks Plaza just two blocks from the ferry terminal. Brickworks houses the San Juan Island Farmers’ Market in a meticulously restored early 20th-century brick factory with a soaring, wood beam open-truss ceiling, fir floors and beautiful natural light. Tickets ($2 per taste ticket, with each bite priced by the chef, from 1 ticket to 4, depending on the dish) will be sold at the door, so you can enjoy just a few bites, or make a meal of it while waiting for the afternoon ferry. Find out more information at http://www.visitsanjuans.com/events/san-juan-island/bite-of-san-juan-islands.
Here is a taste of who will be providing “Bites” for you to enjoy: San Juan Island Cheese, Coho, Backdoor Kitchen, Cask & Schooner, Vinny's Ristorante, The Bluff, Mike’s Café and Wine Bar, Happy Place Sushi, Cynthia Burke Catering, San Juan Sea Salt, San Juan Island Pasta Company, Pelindaba Lavender Products, Café Demeter, Quail Croft Cheese, Inn at Ship Bay, Red Rabbit Farm, Myers Creamery, Girl Meets Dirt, Authentic Stone Pizza Ovens, Barn Owl Bakery and more.
Beverage producers will include: Kari’s Island Elixirs, San Juan Island Distillery, Westcott Bay Cider, San Juan Vineyards, Island Hoppin’ Brewery, Orcas Island Winery and Lopez Island Vineyard.
How did your food or beverage make it to your table? Join us for a “Bite” and find out!
We hope you will join us for this fun and tasty celebration! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Island Grown in the San Juans, www.islandgrown.net. Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Address: Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250