San Juan Island Restaurant Serving Up ‘Comfort Food’


San Juan Island’s Coho Restaurant

This week has been comfort food week at Coho. Mac ‘n cheese is always a Coho family dinner favorite. This week Chef Bill was inspired and pulled out all the stops. He prepared Philly Cheese Steak Subs, Bangers and Mash, Shepard’s Pie and rumor has it pizza might be in store for tonight.

We appreciate the planning that went into each of these dishes since they are so different than anything offered on the current menu. The cheese steaks were authentic down to the hoagie buns and packaged sliced cheese.
Chef Bill opted for the sliced cheese rather than that the canned version. Bill was going for the authentic Philly experience.

Bill used the chains left over from the butchered tenderloins and whipped up these hoagies with caramelized onions and presented them wrapped in aluminum foil. It was the talk of the team the next night at service. Dave (co owner of Coho) went to school in downtown Philly. He was the most discerning of the group and knew first hand how an authentic cheese steak tastes. He grinned from ear to ear while enjoying his sandwich as it brought back fond memories of his college days.

Lopez Island Italian Sausage

The Bangers and Mash were an excuse to sample some delicious Italian Sausage that Coho had brought in from Jones Family Farms on Lopez Island. They were  for a special catering event. Bill saw them in the freezer and was inspired.

Shepard’s Pie provided another opportunity to use the butchered tenderloin chains and left over mashed potatoes and polenta from service.

Clients are all wondering . . .  what is going to be on tonight’s pizza….Ahh…we can never stop thinking about food!