There’s a New Baker in the Mix!

Boundary Bay is thrilled to announce the addition of a new member to our crew – Pastry Chef Martha L. Aguirre. Born in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in California, Martha made her way up to Bellingham, Washington in 2001.  With over 20 years of pastry experience, the former Bakery Manger of Woods Coffee transitioned to our Brewery in late March.

A talented and reputable chef, Martha was offered multiple positions around town as a Head Pastry Chef. When asked why she decided to take the offer at Boundary Bay, Martha stated: “When I met with Sean [Head chef] and Janet [General Manager], they said they wanted to change the whole dessert menu. They said I could bring out anything – create anything. I didn’t have to follow a menu or do the same things every day. It feels like it’s my own bakery. It’s a dream job.” Martha beamed. Boundary Bay is equally as excited to have Martha in the mix.

Since arriving at Boundary – Martha’s expertise, positivity and tantalizing recipes have quickly won over our staff. She’s been busy in the kitchen whipping up all sorts of new desserts — often allowing the staff to sample and choose their favorites! From Red Velvet Cheesecake to Coconut Pineapple Cream Pie, customers will be seeing more specialty desserts circulating our menu.

“Just the other day I tried making a four-layer chocolate cake with Ol’ Bounder (barley wine). Everyone was very excited…I guess it’s one of the strongest beers here!” Martha laughed, “Cooking with beer is new for me, and it’s very exciting!” And we can’t wait to see what sorts of delicious concoctions she’ll create using our ales!

A graduate of the Bellingham Technical School of Culinary Arts, Martha’s strong background and experience as a pastry chef is well-apparent. A talented Baker, Martha epitomizes her craft; the delicate combination of creativity, balance, and science. Next time you’re dining at Boundary, be sure to ask your server about our dessert specials. As Martha puts it “Once you see these desserts you’ll think, ohhh that looks SO good! And that’s it. You have to have it.”


If Martha were in an ingredient, she would be Vanilla. “It makes everything a little bit better.  Everything! Sweet, and adds a little something.”

Martha’s favorite berry to cook with is Blueberries. Just wait till you try her Blueberry pie!

Gardening is one of Martha’s favorite hobbies. If she isn’t experimenting with new recipes, you’ll find her outdoors.

Boundary Bay Unveils a New Dessert Menu

At Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro, we like to try new things…especially when it comes to our food.  Some favorites, like the Mac and Cheese and the Yam Alechiladas are tried and true and we wouldn’t dare to mess with ’em.  But, desserts are one area that we feel free to take creative license in and we are lucky enough to have some very creative cooks on hand.  The desert menu listed below is our new list of treats designed to tempt you and please you.  Shake off your winter blues and get on down to Boundary Bay to try one of these new delectable desserts!

Juan De Fuca Coconut FlanRich and creamy with tastes of summer to come, this flan is topped with caramel and toasted coconut, served with a chocolate, oatmeal lace cookie.  $5.99


Flourless Chocolate-Orange Torte

Dry Irish Stout Gingersnap-Rum CakeA spicy cake, mellowed with the sumptuous chocolate tones of our Dry Irish Stout, coated with an intoxicating rum glaze and topped with warm caramelized apples.  $3.99

Sweet Potato PieA southern classic, made into a Bellingham favorite, this sweet, spiced gluten free treat is made with a gingersnap crust and topped with heavy whipped cream and caramel.  A generous portion, so share with a friend.  $5.99

Route 542 TiramisuGive yourself a pick-me-up with this rich, creamy and at times bitter treat.  $5.99

Flourless Chocolate-Orange TorteA silky, dense chocolate cake covered with satiny chocolate ganache, served atop a Grand Marnier, orange sauce and sprinkled with candied orange peel.  $5.99

Hot Fudge Sundae with Brownie CrumblesA scoop of ice cream covered with warm, sticky hot fudge, sprinkled with chewy brownie crumbles.  Ask your server to add candied pecans, if you’re a nut!  $3.99

Let Them Eat Cake!

Boundary Bay has always been known for its award winning beers. The brewery has also become popular, especially with the locals, for its creative take on pub fare…such as yam alechiladas (like enchilada, but with ale instead!). But get ready to expand your list of reasons to treat yourself to Boundary Bay. We’ve turned a new eye to desserts and are coming up with special concoctions practically every day to tempt you, treat you…delight you!

Donica Hinman-Burnett who many of you will recognize from our front of the house wait staff is spreading around her talents and baking up some new sweet treats that you’re sure to love. We’ve kept our old favorites…like pie from Grace Cafe, our cheesecake and our creme brulee, but now we’re also adding special desserts that change weekly like Molten Cake, Nanaimo bars, and Thai Chile brownies with rock salt and cinnamon whip cream! Hurry in to sit back with a good beer and enjoy the sweeter side of life.