Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Almost exactly 2 years ago, I wrote about my first visit to Windmill Gardens in Sumner. I went again today, and it wasn't quite so warm and sunny. In fact, quite the opposite. But unlike last time, I ate at Windmill Bistro.
I liked the ambience of this place. It was warm and cozy. It was rather crowded today too, so clearly, it's a local favorite. I ordered a cup of clam chowder with half a bistro salad (greens, dried cranberries, blue cheese and candied walnuts with raspberry vinaigrette), along with some of their strawberry lemonade. Very good, and the perfect amount of food. Everyone else's orders looked delicious too (and it seems they're generous with their sandwich platters).
This looks like a good place for a girlie lunch, which was basically what I was out doing. There were kids with us too, and Windmill Bistro was great with accommodating them.
If you're in the area and looking for something fun to do with a friend, I recommend it. You can stop at Tea Madame for some tea, pop into the spa and salon, or shop for beautiful flowers and landscape art. If you have the time (and I didn't today), you should also check out Sumner's charming downtown.
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- Windmill Gardens
- Windmill Bistro
Thursday, May 5, 2011
If you happen to have some free time tomorrow, Better Homes & Gardens is offering free admission to many public gardens nationwide for National Public Gardens Day.
Click the link below for a list of participating gardens and a voucher for free admission.
I'll be going to PowellsWood in Federal Way, as long as it's not pouring rain.