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.
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.
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!