Prima: Whidbey Island French Bistro

I am so excited to explore the Northwest. For a foodie, this region has so much to offer. Today we decided to take a road trip/ferry trip (my first ferry trip!) to explore Whidbey Island and try out one of the restaurants that got rave reviews on yelp. Now, I am far from a food critic, but I can say with some certainty that this place absolutely hits the nail on the culinary head. “Prima” is a French Bistro in Langley. It’s tucked away in the quaint downtown area along the waterfront: just a quick hop (on I-5), skip (onto the ferry), and a jump (across Puget Sound) and you’re there – in a sleepy village that tricks you into thinking it is hundreds of miles away from the big city. I have a special place in my heart for French Bistros and this place did not disappoint. My husband and I decided that if we were going to make such an out-of-the-way trip, we’d better do it up right: cocktails, appetizers and main course.

Lavender Sidecar

I was feeling adventurous right out of the gate. How adventurous? Brandy cocktail adventurous. A “Lavender Sidecar” with brandy, cointreau, lavender honey and orange bitters. Yeah, I went there! Delicious!

Our appetizer was the whole reason we ventured across the Sound to begin with: Duck Fried Fingerling Potatoes. My husband was in heaven! These are basically fries that a billionaire would order if there was a McDonalds for billionaires. The duck fat made the potatoes so crispy and so full of flavor.

Duck Fried Fingerling Potatoes
Wild Mushroom and Slow Roasted Pork Ragout

Main course time. Squash Risotto, Truffled Prawns, Smoked Salmon: oh my! It took the waitress three rounds before we nailed down our decision. Mine was a Wild Mushroom and Slow Roasted Pork Ragout. I am a sucker for mushroom dishes, and my instincts did not let me down. It was mush-mazing! We walked out with full bellies, big smiles and light wallets. I have to give a great big bear hug to Joe’s poker crew: You bought us an amazing meal tonight boys!

Ready For A Road/Ferry Trip!
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