Experience the History of Washington Winemaking

Two of the oldest wineries in the state, Walla Walla Vintners and Leonetti Cellars, tell the story of the history of Washington winemaking. Each has taken a very different path over the past 30 years. Gordy Venneri and Myles Anderson of Walla Walla Vintners started making wine as hobbyists in 1981. They joke that they […]

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Walla Walla Wines Part 2 – Reds

After our Walla Walla fall release trip we published an article highlighting the notable white wines of the trip. Fall release weekend is all about the new reds releases for the season. While we tasted whites, their numbers paled in comparison, so it made the job of selecting noteworthy whites rather easy. Now we are […]

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A Taste of South America with Chef Bill

January is typically the month that we at Coho take a breather after the hustle and bustle of the holidays! Some of us visit family, some of us have a cozy stay-cation at home….and some jet off for a little international travel! Our own Chef Bill had an exciting time in South America. Mp>He was […]

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A Trip to Walla Walla Wine Country!

Anna Maria and Dave recently journeyed straight to the source of many of the fine wines served nightly at Coho. Below is her account of their whirlwind weekend! Coho’s wine list is a gathering of old friends, many of which we discovered from industry tastings or from our travels. The wines tell a story, either […]

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My Trip to Paris on Global Cuisine Night!

I have been blogging so much about our Global Cuisine nights that I simply couldn’t do any more without having experienced one for myself. So, that’s exactly what I did on Nov. 27. I was dining solo; I was, after all, on assignment (poor me, getting paid to eat delicious food!) and didn’t want anyone to […]

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Friday Harbor Restaurant and Schooner Team Up for Fundraiser

Last year Coho Restaurant and Schooners North teamed up to donate a private dinner aboard the schooner Spike Africa as a fund-raiser for the San Juan Community Theatre. The enthusiastic winners finally had a chance to get out on the boat last week. On one of the most warm, beautiful days on the water, the […]

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Brickworks – Our Neighbor to the Left

Friday Harbor Farmer's Market

Finding a home for a permanent farmer’s market located in Friday Harbor’s downtown core has been a goal for local producers for many years. As Coho opened its doors in the spring of 2008, the farming community turned its attention to our neighbor to the left, a dilapidated building used for construction storage. This eyesore […]

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What Makes Thanksgiving Tradition?

Thoughts of food never seem to be far from our mind. Ideas for holiday feasts are swirling, waiting to be plucked and plumped out. At Coho, we offer what we consider a “traditional” Thanksgiving meal, compete with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, lots of vegetables, stuffed turkey, and incredible pies. But have you ever considered, what […]

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Tasting a Trio of Favorites

When we first started learning about wine, I was always mystified by the range of adjectives that winemakers use to describe the complexities of the juice that I was swirling in my glass. As I sniffed and tasted, I built an arsenal words to associate with different varietals, countries, and regions. There are wines that […]

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Northwest Totem Cellars Winemaker Dinner

Wednesday, August 1st is the date for our Northwest Totem Cellars Winemaker Dinner.  This six-course meal will be paired with five of the winery’s big, luscious reds. They’re great for barbecuing – burgers, beef, backyard gatherings – but Chef Bill is creating what we call a “big” menu of bold flavors. You’ll enjoy visiting with […]

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