"shane white" "painting" "gouache" "color" "mountain" "Discovery Park" "Washington" "Lummi Island""

Earlier this year we had a little excursion up north to Lummi Island. Really, an beautiful little getaway.

Our destination was the WILLOW’S INN restaurant. If you really like food as a form of art, then this is easily one of the most exciting places in the Northwest. We never had a chance to get over to NOMA when it was open but chef Blaine Wetzel was skilled enough to have worked there. And that skill continues to take advantage of the biosphere of the fertile island. With so many inventive approaches to using local grown land and sea items our palettes gave in to a symphony of flavors. After 19 courses I’d never felt better. Usually something like that is just too much. But the careful consideration of quantity and balance of ingredients ensured we weren’t suffering from overindulgence. And the service was impeccable.

Anyway, it’s also some great grounds for painting. 🙂

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