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C‘est si Bon Celebrates 38 Years

C‘est si Bon Marks 38 Years of Loving Service With an Eye To the Future

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Join us September 14 as we celebrate an American Story Beginning in France

C'est si Bon, first established on the Olympic Peninsula on January 1, 1981 celebrates over 38 years of fine food, wine and joyful gatherings with a delicious open house on Saturday, September 14 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 PM at 23 Cedar Park Drive, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Advance reservations for this not-to-be-missed celebration of both outstanding culinary, but also a salute to Norbert & Michéle are now being accepted.

Norbert and Michéle Juhasz want their local friends to know that their success in establishing one of the first fine French cuisine restaurants in the region is mostly due to your support over the decades.

More details and purchase of advance reservations can be found online.

 

 

 

 

 

Food Traveler 2019

Open your current issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine and embark on a delicious journey around Washington’s Olympic Culinary Loop, where seafood, wines, ciders and farm-fresh goodness all come into play.
We love the delicious coincidence that their cover matches our new Culinary Loop MAP too! 
Find Food Traveler 2019 in our July/August issue of Northwest Travel & Life, on newsstands now. Pick-up or order your OCL MAP today!
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"Taste, Tour and Travel Chimacum and the Olympic Culinary Loop"

Thanks to Erin of Sip Northwest Magazine for sharing each savory step.

Chevy Chase Beach Cabins as your Culinary Basecamp!

Sips and tastes along the way at FinnriverChimacum Corner FarmstandAlpenfire CiderPort Townsend VineyardsFort Worden's Reveille at the CommonsPane d'Amore and Finistère... (to name just a few!) YUM!

"Port Townsend, Chimacum, and the Olympic Culinary Loop have plenty more to offer, depending on any and all tastes." We couldn't agree more!

 

Read the full story here: https://sipnorthwest.com/taste-tour-travel-port-townsend/

Serving up Sustainable Hospitality

Join us Tuesday, April 16, Noon - 1:30 p.m. at Ocean Shores Convention Center - 120 West Chance a La Mer Northwest, Ocean Shores, Washington.

The invitation to “Eat Local” all too often involves the same distant sourced pieces of the puzzle and an unfortunate legacy left for our environment and future generations.

How might the Olympic Culinary Loop become known for not only delicious food but also innovative and sustainable hospitality practices?

From understanding and educating to wrestling the waste challenges commonly associated with the hospitality industry to identifying economies of scale solutions that can make a change for the better.

These are some of the topics our panel of passionate experts will discuss at “Lunch & Learn”.  

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Be sure to bring your appetite! Our luncheon buffet will be YUMMY!  Our luncheon buffet will give you a choice of: 

  • Marinated Flank steak with scalloped potatoes 
  • Hawaiian Chicken
  • Vegetarian options available upon (advance) request

Come early or stay over! Book now and receive great details on 50% off preferred - oceanfront - lodging, within walking distance of the Convention Center at one of the LOOP's newest members The Canterbury Inn! Simply mention that you're with the Olympic Culinary Loop.

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The Quest for Chowder

For our 10th Anniversary Celebration Olympic Culinary Loop will be conducting a year-long press tour in pursuit of identifying – and tasting - the quintessential Olympic Peninsula Chowder.

No longer will Pacific Northwest minded foodies be limited in their ordering of chowders named “New England”, “Manhattan” or seafood Cioppino hailing from San Francisco or Jambalaya influenced from Louisiana. Once crowned, the winning Olympic Peninsula Chowder is destined to be on menus, and taste buds, from coast-to-coast. 

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Will it feature Geoduck or Razor Clams, Salmon, Spotted Shrimp, Oysters, Mussels, Crab or? Will it have a base inspired by local hard cider, creamery fresh cheese or? 

Our next stop of the quest is the 13th Annual Razor Clam and Seafood Festival in Ocean ShoresSaturday, March 16 - Sunday 17th, 2019

Clam diggers and food lovers will be heading to Ocean Shores, WA for the 13th annual Razor Clam & Seafood Festival!  FREE Admission!

The top Razor Clam Chowder winners will be invited to add their recipes to consideration for the ultimate prize - being crowned THE official Olympic Peninsula Chowder - this October during CrabFest in Port Angeles.

Our official Olympic Peninsula Chowder will have its own flavor profile that is just as unique as this place we call home!

Get Involved! Enter your recipe now and prepare your taste buds as you plan to join us at any or all of these delicious "Peoples' Taste" Chowder events!

 

 

 

 

Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate Postponed Due to Snow

As you might have read in this month's Fresh Sheet one of this month's Featured Tastes is the annual Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate sip trail tour. February 7, 8 & 9 and 16, 17, and 18.

While we would love to be open and share our wonderful event with you, in the interest of public safety, we are postponing Red Wine, Cider and Chocolate for this weekend (Feb. 7, 8 & 9).   Unfortunately, the snow continues to pile up here on the Olympic Peninsula and another storm is expected.  

The good news is that you will all be able to use your tickets NEXT weekend, February 16, 17, and 18.

OPWA will continue to make updates on the Olympic Peninsula Wineries' Facebook page

https://www.olympicculinaryloop.com/listings/olympic-peninsula-wineries-association

 

 

Good News!

 

Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the distinctive character of a place—its environment, heritage, aesthetics, culture, and the well-being of its residents.

The Olympic Culinary Loop joins regional hospitality owners, operators and stewards in agreeing that intentional, collaborative efforts need to be made in order to preserve the beauty and magic found all around the Olympic Peninsula.

Influenced by resources from the nonprofit Destination Stewardship Center

and fueled by education and insights gained at the recent Olympic Peninsula Tourism Summit, the January 2019 Olympic Culinary Loop board of directors voted unanimously to adopt and encourage all members to consider the approved Geotourism Code of Good Practices

Olympic Culinary Loop members have as much personality behind their labels as they put into every one of their delicious products, says Steve Shively, Marketing and Membership Director for the Olympic Culinary Loop. "They choose to bring their talents to the Olympic Peninsula because of its exceptional natural beauty and resources. To maintain this place is a smart and sustainable business for all", states Shively. We hope that the OCL (Olympic Culinary Loop) endorsement of 'Geotourism (Code of) Good Practices' will help both members and visitors better understand the sustainability extra efforts everyone needs to make today in order to ensure an enjoyable tomorrow" 

Shively noted that on April 16, 2019 in Ocean Shores, Washington the Olympic Culinary Loop will host an informative "Lunch & Learn" business luncheon on the various Eco Hospitality Opportunities. Event details can be found at www.OlympicCulinaryLoop.com

 

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Lunch & Learn, October 31 - Port Angeles Red Lion

Sometimes, does it ever seem:

  • that there are not enough hours in the day?
  • the pantry is bare and seasonal staff are scarce?
  • there are just a few too many visitors!  

So, what’s next?

Join us at our next Olympic Culinary Loop "Lunch & Learn"

Our focus, “Cultivating Sustainable Agritourism All Around the Loop”

Wednesday October 31, 12:30 - 2:00PM

Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles

As we take an up close and personal deep-dive into the path of charting - and managing - a sustainable Culinary / Argitourism future for the Olympic Peninsula.

Our guide for this thoughtful discussion is Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center, www.DestinationCenter.org

He is a Fellow National of the Geographic Society. Founder, National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations and originator of the geotourism approach: www.geotourism.org 

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Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s Annual Tourism Summit 

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  • $25 for Olympic Culinary Loop Members & their guests
  • $30 for future Olympic Culinary Loop Members
    (New OCL members joining during October are our guests to Lunch & Learn!)

Full Tourism Summit's Early Bird prices end October 17.

Our luncheon will serve up:

Afterwards, set-out for set out for some fun with your new friends on a Halloween Happy Hour (With Adult Beverage Version!) in Downtown Port Angeles.

4:30-6PM we'll visit some neighborhood bars, cast our ballots on best Halloween spirit and have a good time.

 

Culinary Loop chefs set CrabFest Cooking Demo stage ablaze

Olympic Culinary Loop Cooking Demonstration Stage at the Gateway Pavilion

The Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, October 5-7, 2018  is proud to share a fantastic Demonstration Stage line-up of chefs from around the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Each chef will use fresh, local ingredients to prepare mouth-watering Olympic Coast Cuisine.

Featured Culinary Loop member chef's include:

Dan Ratigan, Executive Chef The Fireside Restaurant, Port Ludlow Resort, WA 

 

Cooking: Neah Bay Black Cod with Eaglemount Cider Deglaze

Jess Owen, Chef, Ocean Crest Resort, Moclips, WA

 

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Cooking: Asian Dungeness Crab Cakes with Chocolate Chili Sauce

 

 

 

Chef Joshua Baar Executive Chef at  Kokopelli Grill, Port Angeles, WA

 

Cooking: Kokopelli Kokonut Shrimp with a Grand Marnier and mango chutney and Dungeness Crab Cakes over house sofrito crema with garlic saffron cinnamon aioli, and house fire roasted corn salsa with Queso Fresco

 

Shawn Mitchell, chef and Oyster Saloon manager at the Hama Hama Oyster Saloon

 

Cooking: Hama Hama Shellfish Risotto



 

Chef Joshua Diehl, Executive Chef at Lake Crescent Lodge’s Olympic Peninsula dining room, Lake Crescent – Olympic National Park WA 

 

Cooking: Cheesy Dungeness Crab Radiatore, and Autumn Crab and Corn Salsa with Tortilla Chips

Full Cooking stage demos online: https://www.crabfestival.org/cooking-demos/