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Ursa Minor on Lopez Island

It was a perfect day to go to Lopez Island and this jewel was a great way to end it.

After a long day of wandering on the Island, we were happy to stop at Ursa Minor for dinner.

We could have sat inside in a beautiful and unpretentious room (I love the wishbone chairs!) but we preferred to enjoy the sunset outside and watch the water and bikers riding along.

 

 

The whole experience was great and easygoing.

Ingredients at Ursa Minor are mostly locally-sourced and we started our meal with a refreshing local cider. Our party of three ordered almost everything on the menu!

Shishito peppers, peach and Ricotta – Heirloom tomato, new onion, plum – Summer squash, smoked roe, yogurt – Raw Albacore, shiitake, Nasturtiums – Chicken, sauerkraut, wild onion…

Each dish was delicious and made with flavorful ingredients.

This great experience ended our day trip to Lopez on an exceptional note.

URSA MINOR 210 Lopez Road – Lopez Island – Washington – 98261

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Le Pichet

I like this cozy nice little place, which really looks like a French Bistro. Le Pichet is a few blocks from Pike Market on First avenue. If you want to escape the touristy crowds of the Market, this is the place to go.

The lunch menu is quite short but you can start with some good baguette and butter.

Tuna Salad: House-made albacore tuna conserve, baby romaine, marinated Orca beans, red onion, oregano and spice-roasted Delicata squash. The tuna conserve was delicious, and the beans and squash were comforting.

The heavy French onion soup (caramelised onion soup with crouton and gruyère cheese): a perfect dish for a cold windy day.

Otherwise the Assiette de fromages or the Assiette de charcuterie is always a goo choice!

They have a good by the glass or pichet French wine list. Pichet is a small pitcher (pictured below).

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And last but not least, service was super nice.

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Le Pichet   1933 1st Avenue