Nimbus Restaurant

THE place to eat in Bellingham. The FIRST restaurant recommendation out of most people’s mouth.

Well, my Mother is in town and I get free sitter service.

What a surprise when my partner made reservations for Nimbus! A restaurant in the clouds! What a view – pick one: sunset or mountain? Sunset. Choose from an original and expansive menu? Heaven.

House made charcuterie was a delectable shared plate of meats, nuts and pickled vegetables (happens to be just like an evening snack served by my partner). My main course was Pig in a Blanket. Now, just in case you were thinking low, let me elaborate. It was a sous-vide (French for ‘under vacuum’) Carlton Farms pork loin with a root beer blanket, fennel compote, roasted beets and vanilla mashed potatoes. Every bite of it was really delicious. My partner had Steak and Crab Mojito. It was better than mine, but his food always is. It was grilled St. Helen’s ribeye, dungeness crab-lime salad, rum braised cauliflower, mint pesto and arugula. He considered it the Best Steak in Bellingham.

The service was attentive and patient (I ask a lot of questions) and the crowd was a pretty good watch.

Next time I’m going to invite 3 people I want to talk with and sit at the table with the sunset view: my yogi, needle lady and Joe. My partner can come, too.

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