Meet Tim Payne: Coho’s New Executive Chef

Coho Restaurant is pleased to welcome Executive Chef Tim Payne to our team. Chef Tim’s passion is deep-rooted in farming. Having grown up in a farming family, he loves cultivating relationships with small farms and food purveyors to showcase local ingredients in his dishes. Whether it is an heirloom carrot, beautiful head of tender red lettuce, […]

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A Fabulous Evening in France: A Winemakers Dinner

The clock struck 6:00 last Friday evening, and every seat in the house was occupied. The Coho Restaurant sold out for their first of three Wine Dinners this season. The first wine dinner: An Evening of French Food and Wine, hosted by wine distributor William Woodruff of Chloe Wines and Executive Chef Tim Payne. The […]

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An Evening of French Food and Wines, October 13, 2017

Copinet Champagne Wine Dinner

When is the Dinner? Please join us Friday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m. for this special evening of French food and wine as we celebrate these families with a fall harvest meal. There will be bubbly for toasting and some exquisite wines that express the individual terroir of each estate. And of course, there will […]

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Fall Wine Pairings

One of the daily questions in our household is,”what do you want to eat for dinner?” quickly followed by, “what do you want to drink?” Nights that we aren’t working gives us the opportunity to do a bit of product testing. We cook a nice meal and revisit old friends from Coho Restaurant’s wine list. […]

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Vegetable Tips from Chef Bill

If you have ever dined with us at Coho Restaurant, then you know Chef Bill is no stranger to fresh produce. He seems to know precisely how to enhance the natural flavors of any vegetable he meets. What’s the secret? A whole lot of spice? A magic twirl of the spatula? A sprinkle of love? […]

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San Juan Island Food Co-op in Friday Harbor

Content by Toni Shiurba Published on August 13, 2017 Birds of a feather, flock together applies not only to chickens and wild birds, but also to the earthy folks you’ll find at the San Juan Island Food Co-op. We may be a little biased, but we think it’s one of the best natural food stores […]

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Saturday Market at Brickworks in Friday Harbor

Content by Toni Shiurba, Published August 5, 2017 It’s Saturday in Friday Harbor and Brickworks is buzzing with energy. The Plaza and restored building in Sunshine Alley swell with local vendors and artists. Smack dab in the middle of our three-block town, you will find our open air Saturday Market. It’s a hot spot of […]

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Salmon Season in the San Juans

Content by Jennifer Furber, photos by Nikki Schroeder published on July 29, 2017 The most successful Pacific salmon fisherman – those who consistently come across salmon on their lines – are those who apply their knowledge of salmon habits and salmon fishing techniques on the fishing grounds. Become a pro fisherman this salmon season! Salmon […]

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Our Favorite Lunch Spot: Westcott Bay

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. Zora Neale Hurston One of the best kept secrets for lunch is tucked away on the waters of Westcott Bay on San Juan Island. Wescott Bay Shellfish Company is a twenty minute drive from the Coho Restaurant via Roche Harbor […]

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How to do Cocktail Hour on San Juan Island

Who doesn’t love a good drink when on vacation? If you’re answer is “not me”, then this is not the blog for you! Here at the San Juan Island Inn Collection, we want to ensure you have a memorable experience no matter the occasion. So, I took it as my personal responsibility to find out […]

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