|Being on Island Time for a day - Photo by Wasabi Prime|
|Orcas Island Saturday Farmers Market - greens aplenty! - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Allium for a deck-side lunch and cocktails - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
Another nice treat was visiting Allium Restaurant again, and saying "Aloha" to chef and owner, Lisa Nakamura again. Busy as always, especially with ice cream shop Lily downtstairs, we showed up early, before the dinner rush, to have a late lunch from their afternoon snack menu. It's a nice thing to visit a popular place during off-hours -- no waiting, it's late enough in the day to have cocktails without anyone giving you a judgmental stare, and you'll likely have your pick of the best seats. Of course we sat out on the deck. Sunny, beautiful and even more vacation-like when you have a tropical drink. So relaxed, you just wanted to kick back and never leave. All that leisurely wandering got our appetites up, so we had some of the marvelous goat cheese crostini, a hearty salmon salad and the buttery-rich truffled gnocchi that I know would probably make better sense on a chilly day, but their gnocchi is out-of-this-world good. We felt like we were going to roll down to the ferry terminal, we had such happy, full food bellies.
|Tell me about the rabbits, Orcas Island - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|By land or sea, it was a pretty nice way to spend a summer day - Photos by Wasabi Prime|