2013 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. " The Willows Inn
Lummi Island, WA
The visionary food of chef Blaine Wetzel can only be savored on Lummi Island, one of the San Juan Islands near Bellingham between Seattle and Vancouver. An alumnus of Copenhagen’s Noma, Wetzel blends local foraging, farming and fishing with avant-garde artistry to produce dishes like baked sunflower roots on a bed of smoldering moss in a wooden box, or venison tartare with rose petals. A three-hour prix-fixe dinner is comprised of up to twenty tastings, each more luminous than the last.
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