Friday Harbor House Offers Shop and Chop Packages Fridays, Tuesdays
Chef Aaron Rock of Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island has masterminded a series of events and offerings that allow guests a hands-on, behind the scenes look at the top ranchers, growers and seafood purveyors in the region.
The Shop and Chop with Chef is offered for Friday arrivals through to September 26. The getaway invites guests to join Chef Rock as he prepares the evening’s seasonal menu offerings. Guests will join him in the hotel’s garden, at the farmers market and back at the hotel for everything from picking to presenting to enjoying that evening’s special.
At the Lunch n’ Learn series, offered Tuesdays through September 30, Chef Rock will demonstrate how to transform a selection of ingredients fresh from local waters or farms into a delicious dish. Steps from cleaning and prepping to slicing and serving – Chef Rock covers it all as guests sit back and enjoy fresh focaccia bread and a glass of wine.
Monthly menu partners include Heritage Farm’s ribeye paired with Lopez Island Vineyards & Winery Sangiovese for August and Saddleback Ranch lamb chops paired with San Juan Vineyards award-winning Merlot for September.
San Juan Island Farm Dinners: offered select dates from September through November
A series of fall dinners will present fresh selections from local farms, as well as seasonal blackberries picked by Chef Rock and his team including:
ï September 20: Featuring Sweet Earth Farms
ï October 4: Chef Rock’s delectable blackberry feast
ï October 18: Featuring Blue Moon Farms
ï November 15: Featuring Jones Family Farms
Prior to his role as executive chef, Aaron Rock held the position of sous chef for The Bluff since early 2011. Originally from Chicago, Rock has worked and studied all across the United States—arriving in the San Juan Islands from The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa in Carefree, Ariz. He has an AOS Culinary Arts degree from Scottsdale Culinary School, Le Cordon Bleu.
About Friday Harbor House
Friday Harbor House is a waterfront inn located in the bustling island seaport of Friday Harbor, home to charming shops, galleries and restaurants. Situated on San Juan Island, the inn features spectacular views of the marina, San Juan Channel and Mount Constitution on neighboring Orcas Island. Each of the 23 guest rooms and suites at Friday Harbor House offers a fireplace, oversized jetted bathtub and breathtaking views. Chef Aaron Rock prepares an array of fresh fare from the local waters and farms, showcased in a mouthwatering menu of small plates, savory sandwiches, colorful salads and seasonal specialties at The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace. Friday Harbor House is owned by Lang and Anne Simons and managed and operated by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality, Inc. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (866) 722-7356 or visit www.fridayharborhouse.com.
For rates, more information or to make a reservation call 360.378.8455. For more information on the Shop and Chop visit http://www.fridayharborhouse.com/specials.php