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Our most memorable meal of 2006  

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In a year filled with memorable meals, the one that stands out to us as we reflect on 2006 is not our visit to a four-star temple of haute cuisine, but to a fledgling restaurant opened by two young chefs with a dream in Bellingham, Washington, which is located between Seattle and Vancouver.

At Nimbus in Bellingham, we tasted the future of food. And it was delicious.

Two talented young chefs,, Josh Silverman and James Winberg are taking this college town (and lucky visitors) by storm in their restaurant that sits atop the Bellingham Towers on its 14th floor, offering an impressive view of the city -- and cuisine to match.

We were impressed that their innovation was matched by a maturity of judgment that belied their years, given that each dish exhibited both balance and restraint. Especially impressive was their creative incorporation of beautifully-matched beverages into the presentation of several of the dishes.

Our dish of Delicata "Capellini" with Sage Brown Butter and Housemade Tofu Sausage served with Pumpkin Ale was one of the best food and beer pairings of our lives.

You can find a few photos from our visit on our Web site Blog at:
becomingachef.com/blog_november2006.php

And the restaurant's Web site is at:
nimbusrestaurant.com

Keep an eye on these two -- we're betting you'll be hearing more about them in the years to come.

Cheers,
Karen & Andrew

Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg
Co-authors, BECOMING A CHEF, CULINARY ARTISTRY, DINING OUT, CHEF'S NIGHT OUT, THE NEW AMERICAN CHEF and WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT
becomingachef.com
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OK, this is really weird. :look: We're planning on moving to the Bellingham area by this Spring or Summer. It's great to hear about this new restaurant! Thanks.
Emily

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Re: Our most memorable meal of 2006

Small world! Please be sure to tell chef-partners Josh and James that you read about their restaurant NIMBUS during this week's Open Forum, thanks to ChefTalk.com!

Cheers,
Andrew & Karen

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page
Co-Authors, WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT
http://www.whattodrinkwithwhatyoueat.com
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