Meet Meredith O’Malley, our Restaurant Manager! She joined our team two years ago, and we have never looked back. Smart, witty, hard-working, and a continuous source of positive energy, her infectious smile is one of the first things to greet you when you join us for dinner. She works tirelessly to ensure every single guest enjoys their time on Lummi Island, and we couldn’t be happier to have her leading our team! | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Have you tried the new Willows Beer yet? This is our third annual collaboration with @wanderbrewing, and we think it’s our most delicious one yet. Brewed with 100% @skagitvalleymalting malt - our beer is a blend of two saison yeast strains. After undergoing primary fermentation, the young beer made its way into American white oak foeders for a month, where it picked up native-wood funk and a slight, oaky acidity. Light and effervescent, experimental while highly sessionable, this beer is a testament to pushing boundaries alongside likeminded friends. In a region known for some of the best craft breweries in the world, we feel lucky to be able to collaborate with the very best. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
We can’t wait to share our dishes with @michaeltusk and the team at @quince_sf, like this gratin of charred leeks and scallions from @loganitafarm. There are still a handful of seats open for our dinner on Tuesday, June 4th. For reservations, please call 415.775.8500. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
We now offer our midday service Thursday through Monday from noon to 4! Our short, a la carte menu is such a delicious snapshot of our farm and the ocean around us, and we think lunch and beverages on the deck is one of the best kept secrets in the area. No reservations are required, except for parties of 5 or greater. We look forward to having you. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Graham North arrived on Lummi Island last summer, and his focus, experience, and prowess in the kitchen immediately made him a natural leader in the restaurant. We are so excited to announce @gnorth.ny as the newest addition to our team of sous chefs, and we can’t wait to see where he takes the team in the seasons to come! | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
A glimpse into the inn, dinner service, and our ever-changing spring menu. Thank you @supertastermel for the kind words and beautiful photos! We hope to see you out on Lummi Island again soon. Full story in bio.
With a constant focus on sustainable landscaping, Janaki Kilgore, has transformed the grounds of the Inn into lush, beautiful gardens. All around the Inn, you‘ll find unique ingredients for use by the kitchen and bar, along with thousands of bulbs and flowers that are used each day for table settings and room decorations. We are so grateful for her knowledge and vision, and the ever-changing harvests from her hard work. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Green garlic on the grill today, to be served alongside our house-made bread, and clams steamed with wild onions. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Spring mise en place: all the young, tender greens and first-of-the season herbs from our garden and farm. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Sweet and floral, savory and bitter. We love that something as seemingly delicate as a cherry blossom has such a range of flavor and complexity. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
We are thrilled to formally announce our new Wine Director, Thea Cabreros. This is Thea’s second year with our team, and she spent the better part of the off-season touring wineries, exploring vineyards, and meeting the artisans and producers that make our wine region so exciting. Her hard work, both in service and in the cellar, is a direct reflection of her experience, knowledge, and passion for service and hospitality, and we can’t wait to share with you the beautiful wines she’s brought back to Lummi Island. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Walk in the Park: vodka, cherry blossom, wild rose liqueur, crème de violette. We now offer lunch service Thursday through Sunday! Join us for cocktails and small plates in the lounge, bar, and on the patio from noon to 4. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
On Tuesday, April 30th, @blainewetzel will be cooking dinner at @troismecla alongside @chefludo as a part of their spring guest chef series. We are so excited to bring the unique flavors and ingredients of Lummi Island to Los Angeles. Tickets are available now on @resy or by following the link in our bio. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf UPDATE: This event has sold out. Thank you so much, we’ll see you in LA!
While @loganitafarm delivers many of our greens and produce, the foraging done by our chefs bring so many unique ingredients into our kitchen every morning. Some, like these apple blossoms, are only in season for a handful of weeks. Each year begins with training our team on responsible foraging methods to help protect our island’s resources. When foraging is done intentionally and responsibly, we get to enjoy and share these ingredient for seasons to come. | #spring #miseenplace | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Beautiful halibut from the Salish Sea. Being able to meet your fisherman at the dock the day it’s caught makes all the difference in the flavor and texture. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Herb tostada - with spring’s first shoots and flowers - on the menu tonight. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
While things around Lummi Island are seemingly just waking up from winter, it’s an exciting and busy time over at @loganitafarm: spring is the season of soil samples and seeding flats, pruning existing plants while harvesting last year’s overwintered root vegetables. It’s also the time of year that we fertilize the grounds and prep our beds for a diversity of crops, including carefully-selected heirlooms varieties. So much work goes on behind the scenes before it arrives to the table, and we’re so grateful to be able to work with someone as gifted as our farmer @mary_liz_vonk, and her all-star team. Stay tuned! We look forward to sharing the bounty of Loganita Farm in the coming weeks and seasons.| #trulyfarmtotable | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
The first harvest of miner’s lettuce arriving at the backdoor of our kitchen. | #springishere | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
The first signs of spring have arrived on our little island. | #cherryblossoms | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
We're busy with excitement and last minute preparations in anticipation of our 2019 reopening on Friday, March 15. Our staff has spent the off-season travelling the globe, studying and collaborating with some of the world's greatest chefs. They are excited to share with you some of their new found inspiration. Dinner only reservations are now available online two weeks in advance. We just released a few seats for opening weekend that you can book now! We encourage you to make your reservation soon as dates quickly fill up. We're also excited to announce that we will be hosting several guest chefs throughout this year. Keep an eye on your emails for event announcements to grab a seat for these one night only events. We look forward to sharing another wonderful season on Lummi Island with you. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
First great sunset of 2019. We look forward to seeing you on Lummi Island soon. For reservations, call (360) 758-2620, or follow the link in our bio. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Spring is just around the corner, and our tables and rooms are filling up quickly. Our first dinner service of 2019 is March 15th~ have you booked your reservation yet? Link in bio. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
We are so honored and humbled to be recognized among so many amazing restaurants. Congratulations to @blainewetzel and our entire Willows Team for our 3rd year as @oadtop100‘s #1 restaurant in North America! 🥇 Thank you to all of our hardworking farmers, foragers, and fishermen, who arrive at our doors daily with the most amazing products; thank you to our innkeepers and groundskeepers, whose constant efforts help to maintain such a beautiful and inspirational space; thank you to our reservationists and administrators for hosting and welcoming guests from around the world to our little island; thank you to our chefs and servers, who are simply some of the best and brightest in the country; and thank you to all of our guests who have joined us and continue to support us in what we do~ we look forward to having you in 2019, and for many seasons to come. #niceone | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
With a second cookbook in the works, we saw so many new dishes in 2018! Here is a snapshot of some of our favorites from this last year ~ what were some of yours? | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
2018... that’s a wrap! Thanks to everyone who travelled all the way out to our little island to dine with us! Special thank you’s to all our friends and regulars who joined us on our final night of service to celebrate our best year yet! 🎉 #instaxmini9
We are so thrilled to announce that our farmer Mary von Krusenstiern is launching her new book, “The Loganita Farm's Kitchen Garden Companion”! Join @mary_liz_vonk and @blainewetzel at @village_books this Thursday at 7pm to chat about the integral relationship between kitchens and farms at this book launch event. Event link in bio. 🌿 #savethedate
Cyber Monday Sale! Today, all gift certificates from our online shop will be 10% off! To receive the discount, enter coupon code SALMON during checkout at: https://www.willows-inn.com/shop/ or follow the link in our bio. Happy holidays from all of us at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island! We look forward to seeing you in 2019.
Fall on Lummi Island.
When the temperature drops, some of the most pristine oysters, scallops and mussels in the world begin arriving at our doorstep. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf | #shellfishseasonisback
We are excited to announce that reservations for 2019 are now available! Next season, we will be open a similar schedule with one big exception ~ we will now be open 7 days a week in July and August! Beginning now, you can go online to book dinner and accommodations for 2019. We still have some availability for 2018 remaining - the Inn and Restaurant are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with our last night of service being on Sunday, December 16th. We look forward to seeing you soon! Link in bio. | 📷: @charitylburggraaf
Kiwi berries with pork and rosehips.
“Eaten Path: Geoduck skewers and smoked cod doughnuts at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Washington.” | Such a compliment to have our work compared to @reneredzepinoma, @magnusfaviken, and Joan Miró. | Thanks for the kind words @latimesfood & @ascattergood! | 📸: @charitylburggraaf. Link in bio.