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Fine Dining Lovers – La Liste: All the Award Winners 2021

Fine Dining Lovers – La Liste: All the Award Winners 2021

A few days ahead of the release of the new Michelin Guide to France, La Liste has awarded prizes to various gastronomic players that have shown both commitment and innovation in the industry, as well as the ability to reinvent themselves during the global pandemic....

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La Liste – Hidden Gems Award Winner 2021

La Liste – Hidden Gems Award Winner 2021

Perhaps the truest embodiment of a destination restaurant, The Willows Inn ensures every guest feels as rooted in its blustery Pacific Northwest location as the 100-year-old inn itself. After time at Noma, chef Blaine Wetzel took on the Lummi Island property a decade...

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Opinionated About Dining – 2020 North America Top 100+

Opinionated About Dining – 2020 North America Top 100+

1. Willows Inn, Lummi Island Washington Blaine Wetzel Progressive American 2 Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Manhattan New York César Ramirez Japanese - French 3 Single Thread Farm Healdsburg California Kyle Connaughton Progressive - Japanese 4 Saison San Francisco...

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Robb Report – The 15 Best New Cookbooks of the Spring

Robb Report – The 15 Best New Cookbooks of the Spring

Lummi: Island Cooking by Blaine Wetzel To get to the isolated Willows Inn on Lummi Island, you have to first land a coveted reservation and then travel to Seattle, drive two hours north (or one-and-a-half hours south from Vancouver) and take a ferry to Gooseberry...

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Eater – The Best Cookbooks of Spring 2020

Eater – The Best Cookbooks of Spring 2020

When I first saw Lummi: Island Cooking, the new cookbook from Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel, I couldn’t help but pick it up. The book itself is wrapped in a rough but texturally pleasing yellow fabric, and the cover — a single deep-blue photograph affixed to the...

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Be in Bellingham – Unplug as a Family on Lummi Island

Be in Bellingham – Unplug as a Family on Lummi Island

Lummi Island is a perfect getaway for families looking to unplug and enjoy time in nature. This easy day trip from Bellingham is just 25 minutes to the Lummi Island ferry terminal at Gooseberry Point. From there, the ride across the channel aboard the Whatcom Chief...

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