A little bit about Lisette.....

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I feel most alive surrounded by trees and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

When I am not working you will most likely find me spending time outdoors, volunteering with my church and exploring this beautiful planet with my family. 

This is my place to share my passion for life and to encourage you to take time to find the extraordinary in your life.

New Leaf Cafe

New Leaf Cafe

When we visit Orcas Island eating dinner at New Leaf Cafe is always at the top of our list. The food never disappoints, the presentation is always beautiful and the flavors are memorable. Whether it be a salad, an entree or a dessert, each item holds its own and leaves a lasting impression in your mind and on your taste buds. As most of you already know, my family and I are big fans of traveling during the off season. Easy to come by dinner reservations are just one of our favorite things about a slower season.

Warm pistachio crusted goat cheese with local greens and pomegranate balsamic drizzle.  

Local Maple Rock arugula salad, prosciutto, shaved parmesan and grilled pita. 

Outlook Inn and New Leaf Cafe are located in Eastsound, a charming little town area on Orcas Island. One could easily spend a day browsing the galleries, picking up unique items from local artisans and enjoying the overall slower pace of island life. Fresh air and shopping always seem to work up an appetite and dinner at the New Leaf Cafe is the perfect way to end any day on Orcas Island. 

Crispy bone in pork shanks with a spicy maple mustard glaze.

Grilled fresh Alaskan halibut with Yukon gold mashed potatoes, white truffle and verjus vinaigrette. 

Fresh local mussels with a creme fraiche curry sauce. 

Grilled filet mignon with port wine demi glaze, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and broccoli. 

Pan seared Alaskan Weathervane Scallops, Hemplers lardon bacon, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, fresh tarragon buerre blanc and broccoli. 

Dungeness crab cakes, with pear ginger buerre blanc and habanero cream.

Aside from its prime downtown location, New Leaf Cafe is located right across the street from a tidal beach and walk out island. The large picture windows throughout the restaurant offer expansive views to all of its guests. 

And what better way to end an amazing meal then with an equally spectacular dessert or two?! An apple upside down cake and a flourless chocolate cake. 

This post was sponsored by New Leaf Cafe

All opinions stated here are my own and I was under no obligation to write anything other than my personal experience. I will never write about anything I did not enjoy or find to be a valuable experience. 

Carpinto Brother's Pumpkin Patch

Carpinto Brother's Pumpkin Patch

Our annual fall trip to the North Cascades

Our annual fall trip to the North Cascades