Join the passionate and talented chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, distillers and brewers of the San Juan Islands at a unique tasting event at Brickworks Plaza on Sunday, October 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Bite of the San Juan Islands will showcase the amazing quality of island-grown, organic, GMO-free meats, seafood, produce, wine, cider, beer and spirits. Chefs from all three main islands—Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands—will partner with island farmers and food producers to create delicious bites featuring local ingredients, from San Juan Island’s Quail Croft goat cheese and heirloom fruit preserves from Girl Meets Dirt on Orcas Island to fresh wood-oven baked, wild-leavened bread from Barn Owl Bakery on Lopez. Fresh Jones Family Farms shellfish, island-raised lamb and lavender-spiked salmon are some of the tempting bites on the menu.
Here is a taste of who will be providing “Bites” for you to enjoy: San Juan Island Cheese, Coho, Backdoor Kitchen, Cask & Schooner, Vinny's Ristorante, The Bluff, Mike’s Café and Wine Bar, Happy Place Sushi, Cynthia Burke Catering, San Juan Sea Salt, San Juan Island Pasta Company, Pelindaba Lavender Products, Café Demeter, Quail Croft Cheese, Inn at Ship Bay, Red Rabbit Farm, Myers Creamery, Girl Meets Dirt, Authentic Stone Pizza Ovens, Barn Owl Bakery and more.
Beverage producers will include: Kari’s Island Elixirs, San Juan Island Distillery, Westcott Bay Cider, San Juan Vineyards, Island Hoppin’ Brewery, Orcas Island Winery and Lopez Island Vineyard.
Tickets ($2 per taste ticket, with each bite priced by the chef, from 1 ticket to 4, depending on the dish) will be sold at the door, so you can enjoy just a few bites, or make a meal of it while waiting for the afternoon ferry.