Oktoberfest Menu

JUL_4142 JUL_4213 JUL_4170While Oktoberfest is typically celebrated on the third weekend in September, we decided to postpone our celebration to help create an unique menu with local ingredients.

Here is the delicious Bavarian & German inspired menu for the weekend! (Normal menu items available too)

BRATWURST – Bratwurst from Jack Mountain Meats in a pretzel bun from Ralf’s Bavarian Bakery with oatmeal stout mustard and caramelized onions. Choice of side: Roasted potatoes, house salad or Tim’s Potato Chips. $10

PLOUGHMAN’S PLATE– Hardboiled egg, house pickled peppers & onions, smoked ham from Jack Mountain Meats, and Gothberg Farms Buck’s Brew cheese. $13

BAVARIAN BOWL – Sauerkraut & roasted potatoes dusted with juniper; topped with pork loin & Jack Mountain Meats Bratwurst  $14

SCHNITZEL BURGER – Breaded & fried pork loin with German slaw, tomato confit, lettuce & onion in a pretzel bun from Ralf’s Bavarian Bakery. Served with roasted potatoes on side with bacon & Gruyere. $10

PORK SHANK – Braised pork shank smeared with roasted garlic. Served with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetable. Topped with pan gravy. $18

Want to know more about our local ingredients! Check out Jack Mountain Meats, Gothberg Farms and Ralf’s Bavarian Bakery!

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Beer Release: Not Shawn’s Saison

saison_scLast week we introduced a new brew at Boundary Bay; Not Shawn’s Saison. It’s the third beer in our new Galbraith Mountain Series, with more recipes on the way. Named after Galbraith Mt. Trails, this series indends to capture a taste of the outdoors and the spirit of the PNW. Here’s what our Brewer Bryan had to say about Not Shawn’s:

In the style of a traditional Belgian, Farmhouse Saison, “Not Shawn’s Saison” is a balanced, dry, crisp, and memorable beer. At 6% ABV, it is a truly sessionable ale. It is brite as crystal and a mellow, golden-orange color and is never filtered. We gave this brew a little extra time and cellar-love to allow for the lemon, bubblegum, and melon aromas and superbly balanced, continental malt characters to fully develop. Styrian Golding noble hops harmonize incredibly well with the biscuit and grain flavors from pilsner malt. With a slight tang and just a touch of spicy rye malt and lemony citrus notes from New Zealand Pacific Gem Hops, this beer is complex, smooth, and refreshing – and leaves you wanting another! Let it warm a little in the glass to release even more of Not Shawn’s special aromas and flavors. You’d never know you aren’t in Brussels… “Sante!”

The Simple Things

Now through February, a new art exhibition will be on display in the Boundary Bistro, and we highly recommend checking it out. Stunning photography by couple, Cindy Holland and Michael Rhodes, now fills the walls of the bistro for customers to enjoy.252708_310113579082059_1095731843_n

Art exhibitions rotate through the Boundary Bay Bistro every couple of months, showcasing a mixture of artistic talents, perceptions and styles. Most of the artists who present their work in the Bistro are local folks from the PNW area. Besides transforming the bistro into a charming walk-through gallery, it allows these artists to connect and share their unique point of view with a revolving crowd of people. The artwork that hangs above each table often evokes dinnertime discussion, and sometimes might even tempt a one-of-a-kind purchase. Diners comment, that they enjoy walking through the gallery to view the different pieces that are displayed through the bistro. And when they come back for their next visit, a whole new selection of artwork will be there to enjoy…

cindy_holland Cindy’s passion for life is obvious in her photography; her work reflects the beauty found in simple things, capturing moments that are often imbued with a sense of enlightenment. She loves rocks and water, and the sensuousness of the unaltered, natural world. A walk on the beach often results in nearly a thousand photos, from wildlife to human smiles: everything has beauty! Michael’s passion stems from an entirely different form of inspiration, he likes old rusty things, evidence of times gone past, their remnants left for us to ponder over. He appreciates the well-loved look of older things, and loves to happen upon things left behind.

mike_rhodesBoth styles ring an underlying notion of embracing the little things, and you can see this in the striking imagery they’ve captured. Mike pays careful attention to things other people often overlook or ignore, and through his work, reminds us that some things should not be forgotten. A full-time student at WWU, a Swim Coach for the Bellingham Bay Swim Team and a Mom, in the off-chance Cindy takes time to get out, it is generally a whirlwind experience that renews her sense of awe and reverence for nature.

Through their picturesque images, this pair encourages appreciation towards the beauty of the little things in life. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, we encourage you to stop in and see for yourself.