New bistro opens

Black Fish Bistro and Martini Bar officially opened Wednesday, Aug. 17, and will feature farm-to-fork and tide-to-table Pacific Northwest cuisine with a rustic French flair. The Bistro seats approximately 40 customers upstairs and downstairs, will be open from 5 -11 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and is located in the alley off First Street, opposite The Bean. There are plans to open for lunch as soon as more staff are hired. Menu items include local seafood (oysters, clams, mussels, crab, shrimp, salmon, etc.), warm and cold bistro salads, gourmet sandwiches, steak pomme frites, a dessert selection, and more. Local, featured farms include Blue Moon Produce, Jones Family Farms, Mama Bird Farm, Imagine Organics Farm, and others in the future.

The upstairs craft cocktail bar will serve martinis ranging from classic to sweet, as well as old and new world wines, and local and regional beer, cider and spirits. The restaurant and culinary “starting team” includes owner Hobbes Buchanan, General Manager Anna Lisa Lindstrum, Executive Chef Joran Bouwman, Chef Alphonsine Haslet-Phillips, Sous Chef Desi Melendez, and Bartender Inness Davis.

“My dream has finally become reality,” said Buchanan, who was involved in the restaurant industry in San Francisco before moving to the San Juans in 2001.

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