The Resort at Port Ludlow

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cider and Pizza Sundays at Finnriver Farm

It has been argued that beer and pizza make the perfect combination, but I would have to disagree. It is definitely cider and pizza, to be specific - Finnriver cider and Dented Buoy’s pizza.

One of our favorite weekend traditions has begun again for the season - woodfired pizza and cider Sundays at Finnriver Farm. From 12-6pm every Sunday people gather in the covered pavilion to enjoy live music and the tastes of woodfired pizza and craft hard cider. A fun day at the farm for children and adults alike.

The staff is inviting and knowledgeable. The cider tasting room is open daily where you can learn more and try the many varieties of cider Finnriver crafts, including Habanero, Black Currant and Pear, and Dented Bouy can adjust their pizzas for both gluten-free and vegan diets. 

After you eat or while you wait for your pizza you can walk the farm appreciating both the beautiful gardens and animals. After I ordered my pizza, the green leaf topped with local veggies including spinach and garlic scapes and Mt. Townsend cheese, I strolled through the 33-acre, organic farm greeted by the farm dogs along the way. I enjoyed the sounds of chickens clucking and watching the pigs play in the mud. Produce fields were filled with heads of lettuce and I found myself looking forward to “u-pick” blueberry season.

By the time I got back to the pavilion my pizza was ready. I paired it with the tart and refreshing Cranberry Rosehip cider and sat back and enjoyed the sights of the Chimacum Valley. Cider and pizza Sundays at Finnriver last till the beginning of October and I know I will be back many more Sundays before then.

The cider tasting room at the farm is open daily from 12-5pm and Finnriver cider and produce and Dented Buoy’s pizza is sold at the Port Townsend Farmers Market on Saturdays.

Finnriver farm is located at 142 Barn Swallow Road in Chimacum. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's All Here

The great weather we’ve been having reminds us how lucky we are to stay and play in Port Ludlow.

The sun is shining on the water, flowers are in bloom, boating season has begun, golfers are in full swing, many of our favorite fruits and vegetables are back in season, and nature and wildlife are abundant.

Remember, it’s all here...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Opening Day at the Port Ludlow Marina

Did you make it for the Opening Day at the Port Ludlow Marina?

The atmosphere around the Marina was full of enthusiasm and excitement for the upcoming boating season. The boats were adorned with flags and the sun glistened on the water. Children, adults, and dogs alike were enjoying the great weather - you just can’t beat 73 degree weather in early May.

The ceremony kicked off as bagpipes played and the Port Ludlow Yacht Club members filed in around the Marina Pavilion. “Amazing Grace” played on the bagpipes and between the music and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and the Marina, I know I wasn’t the only one with tears in my eyes.

The Port Ludlow Yacht Club recognized members who have crossed the bar and introduced new members and their boats. Each new yacht club member was gifted champagne to christen their boats. After the flags were raised, past and present Commodores and Yacht Club Officers were recognized, and the cannon was fired - it was time to go down to the docks.

Each new yacht club member and their boat were inducted with a champagne toast and champagne was poured on the boats to acknowledge their debut.

The Commodore anchored his boat in the middle of Port Ludlow Bay as boats left their slips and made their way around the Marina to the Commodore. From the Totem Pole at Burner Point to picnic tables at the Marina residents, guests, and fellow boaters enjoyed watching the parade of boats.

The Opening Day ceremony was filled with tradition and excitement for the upcoming boating season, we hope to see you out on the water soon.

Interested in mooring your boat the Marina or becoming a Port Ludlow Yacht Club member?

The Marina can accommodate boats up to 200' with
amenities including 30/50 amp shore power, ValTech Marine Fuel, and stationary and portable pump-out services.

The Port Ludlow Yacht Club currently has approximately 150 members who participate in cruise, race, and social functions yearly.  In addition to joining the Port Ludlow boating community including social events and access to the Club’s “Wreck Room”, you also receive reciprocal moorage in over 100 yacht clubs in Washington, Oregon, California, and Canada. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

From Our Kitchen to Yours: French Onion Soup

Chef Dan's French Onion Soup

1/8 Cup Olive Oil
1/8 Lbs. Whole Butter
3 Lbs. Yellow Onion
1/2 Quart Veal Stock
1/2 Quart Chicken Stock
1 Satchel of Fresh Thyme or Bay Leaf
1 Tbs. Whole Black Pepper
1/2 Cup Cognac
Salt and Pepper to taste
Thick slices of French or Italian Bread
A standard package of Gruyere Cheese

How to Prepare:
Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees.
Begin caramelizing the onions in oil and butter on low heat until they appear to be a golden color. This should take approximately 45 minutes.
Then add the satchel of thyme or bay leaf along with whole peppercorns to your caramelized onions. Continue to simmer for up to a 1/2 hour.
Add cognac and stock and continue to simmer for another 1/2 hour.
If desired, salt and pepper to taste.
Serve your French Onion Soup in oven safe bowls.
Top each bowl with a slice of French or Italian bread and plenty of Gruyere cheese.
Broil in the oven for 5 minutes or until the top of the Gruyere cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
Serve immediately and enjoy.

Let us know how yours turns out in the comments below.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Port Ludlow Resort named 2015 Fido's Favorite Award Winner

In Port Ludlow we love our dogs.
We take great pleasure in seeing residents and guests walk the trails, beaches, and resort property with their canine companions. The Resort at Port Ludlow is honored to be a 2015 Fido’s Favorite Award winner.

The Fido's Favorite Award recognizes hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts that achieve superior pet-friendliness ratings from BringFido's 12 million annual reviewers. BringFido completed their annual review of pet-friendly hotels and the Resort at Port Ludlow received a “perfect” (5 out of 5 bones) rating!

At the Resort we treat our canine visitors as valued guests. At check-in, your dog’s name makes it on our VIP (Very Important Pets) board. Throughout your stay your dog will receive all-natural dog treats and be greeted by name.

Make sure to bring your dog the next time you visit Port Ludlow, your pet will enjoy the stay as much as you will.

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