A Bellingham Foodie Blog Restaurant Reviews Bellingham Washington 98225

October 16, 2010

Pure Bliss Desserts

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bellingham Diner @ 3:33 pm

Pure Bliss Desserts Bellingham

Pure Bliss Desserts Bellingham

Pure Bliss Desserts, Bellingham, coming to Cornwall Ave. near the Pickford Cinema. Until it opens, we merely have a spotlight and a website.

October 9, 2009

Magdalena’s Creperie in the Fairhaven Village Inn

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bellinghamster @ 7:38 pm

Magdalena’s Creperie is located in the Fairhaven Village Inn and will open this month. Their website boasts:

Celebrate the Taste of Old World Europe

Well, I will because my mother is from “old world Europe” and has made crepes every Friday, Lent or not. The fillings are as varied as her imagination. My favorite crepes are filled with sweetened farmer’s cheese and baked. Her crepes were generally desserts, although savory on occasion. Another I really enjoyed was filled with paprikas.

Magdalena’s Creperie 1200 10th St  Bellingham WA   360-483-8569

UPDATE:  Open daily 7am-3pm

Harris Avenue Cafe – Fairhaven

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bellinghamster @ 7:37 pm

I had a delicious breakfast in Fairhaven this morning. So far, there are 2 great places to eat breakfast in Fairhaven. One is Avenue Bread, the other is Harris Avenue Cafe.

It is adjacent to Tony’s Coffee House and shares its bright relaxed atmosphere. The servers are friendly and attentive and the menu tempting. Wendy ate almond molasses granola, yogurt and fresh fruit. Her portions were more than adequate, especially her fruit plate with plums, apples, melon. And the coffee — excellent. This due to the fact Tony’s Coffee is served: “locally roasting and blending coffee in small batches for over 30 years”. I ate a poached egg, english muffin and black beans with chipotle ranchero sauce – smokey and spicey.

You can also try traditional egg breakfasts, seasoned red potato dishes, omelets galore along with griddle items. And if you show up with half-pints, they can enjoy a teddy bear pancake with a fresh fruit face. Now that I think of it, maybe I could have gotten some?

For lunch, the burgers are served with soup, salad or yam chips. The yam chips are not to be missed. Wendy’s folks love them. Grilled sandwiches: chicken, portabella or veggieburger. They have lots of salads and soups – today’s choices were split pea or cream of mushroom. Cold sandwiches with LTP (lettuce, tomato, pickle spear): roast turkey, greek tuna, chicken/peanut w/roasted garlic. Hot sandwiches, not to be confused with grilled sandwiches = club, cheese and greek tuna open face melt, BLT and catfish po’boy.

7 days 8am-2pm  Breakfast, lunch.

Harris Avenue Cafe  1101 Harris Ave Bellingham WA 360-738-0802

September 7, 2009

Daphne’s Fairhaven

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bellingham Diner @ 9:37 pm

Daphne’s Cafe is coming to Fairhaven at 1200 10th St., Suite 102, as an expansion of the Fairhaven Village Inn.  It is related to Daphne’s in Edmonds, a cozy little cafe and wine bar that bills itself as “Beer, wine, and a little food”. The menu on their Edmonds website reads:

“A rotating list of green, white, red, and sparkling wines and Belgian draught beers. Bread, cheese, salumi, olives, nuts, and handmade chocolates”

The Bellingham Business Journal reports that Brian Taylor and Louise Favie hope to open Daphne’s before the end of the year.

August 5, 2009

Du Jour Bistro & The Vines

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bellinghamster @ 10:50 pm

My new favorite place to dine. Don’t miss it! Du Jour Bistro is my friend Paula’s favorite. Now, I also highly recommend it.

The restaurant space serves as a wine store, too. So when you enter, you walk past walls of wine for sale and that are part of the decor of the restaurant. There are about a dozen tables; half with subdued lighting. It was very nice to get one of those in a corner with Tom. Our server was kind, courteous and knowledgable about wine.

The menu offers small plates, big plates and soups & salads. There is something for every one of my moods and desires. We each chose a small plate: Tom ordered the bison meatballs w/red wine tomato sauce and morels and I ate tomatillo chipotle chicken w/white cheddar and black bean polenta. The meal was excellent. Light, flavorful and perfect portion. Tom had a Louis Latour Pinot Noir and I loved my Borsao Grenache Tempranillo. I even took some home. They serve wine by the glass, or the bottle with a $5 corkage fee. The prices are very reasonable.

There were many delicious meal options. The Small Plate menu also had a vegetarian calzone w/soup or salad and prawn pesto artichoke pizza w/feta.

Soup & Salad offerings included organic greens w/sherry vinaigrette (small or large), spinach and roma tomato w/bermuda onion, house made ricotta and balsam vinaigrette, creamy poached garlic & leek soup or Bill’s soup du jour.

Big Plates were spaghetti w/Spanish meat sauce, slow roast leg of lamb garlic studded over fennel spiced white beans, tomato broth and a daily seafood special.

There were five desserts to pick from. Crumbles, sorbets. We shared a red wine infused dark chocolate granache w/berry topping and dollop of whipped heavy cream. Wonderful.

This is from their Summer menu. I look forward to sampling each seasons, along with the server’s recommended wine pairing.

1319 Cornwall Ave     714-1161     Bistro reservations recommended. Now added to the Bellingham Wine Shops page

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