An exciting young talent from Boston, Lindsay Straw, is on her first Northwest tour. She'll perform an extensive repertoire that is rooted in the Scottish and Northern Irish traditions, in a voice that has been described as tender and beautiful. The Inglenook, which seems to have been transported from the British Isles, is the perfect place to hear this magnetic performer. Join us for some holiday cheer--Celtic-style.
November 20, 2015
We found out about the Makah Ozette potato through the Slow Food Movement last Spring. We were given the opportunity to purchase some potato seed for this historic heirloom potato. In 2004 phylogenetic analysis conducted at WSU provided evidence that the Makah Ozette potato had been imported directly from South America. It is believed that, after their conquests in South America, the Spanish established a fort in the spring of 1791 at Neah Bay, where they planted these potatoes. They abandoned the fort and the Makah people found volunteers of this potato plant and ultimately became its stewards. This potato was not grown outside the Makah Nation until the late 1980s. The photo above, left shows the trenches we dug to plant them. The middle photo is of our Ilwaco High School Culinary Arts Class, who are displaying their muddy hands after harvesting our potatoes at the Shelburne. It's a delicious variety and we're happy to have our own crop!
August 1, 2015
It all started in winter 2012 with a single image. Woods Hole Inn innkeeper Beth Colt posted a picture on Facebook of her simple red chair perched on the ice behind her house and watched her page light up with "likes."The picture was shared on the Facebook page of Julie Ann Cromer, a photographer from Santa Barbara, CA, who was inspired by the image to visit the Woods Hole Inn and took an amazing second photo of the chair on a local beach. Throughout 2012 and early 2013, the Red Chair developed a personality of its own being photographed by innkeepers in communities from one end of New England to the other. Starting in Cape Cod, the Red Chair journeyed throughout the six New England states on a 9-month tour. From that original journey the chair has ventured into every corner of America, 'experiencing' the kindness and hospitality of innkeepers.
Stories from the Red Chair's travels have been chronicled on blogs at each stop throughout its journey. For a compilation of these blogs, visit http://www.redchairtravels.com/blog.html .
David Campiche and Laurie Anderson, Shelburne Inn Owners and Innkeepers, have been honored to host the red chair. What could be finer than taking a newcomer out and about to see all that the Long Beach Peninsula has to offer?
For the fourth year, the Shelburne Restaurant & Pub has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. To qualify for an award, a wine list must present complete, accurate information. The overall presentation of the list is also considered. The Award of Excellence was created to give recognition for lists that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Typically, these lists offer at least 90 selections. Our list numbers roughly 300. Washington and Oregon wines predominate, which reflects our desire to promote our local products. We also have a discerning selection of wines from France, Italy, Spain and California. The person responsible for this list is the owner, David Campiche. To read more about The World's Greatest Wine Lists, pick up a copy of the August 31, 2015 issue of Wine Spectator magazine, on the stands now. It includes their 2015 Dining Guide with recommendations for 3,600 restaurants for wine lovers the world over.