Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mussels foodie tour

It’s time for the annual Mussel Festival, a foodie tour with Cheryl’s Northwest Tours LLC!

We travel from Seattle to Whidbey Island and join in on this wonderfully fun mussel chowder competition by doing a food crawl, so to speak.  Several restaurants prepare their own chowder concoction and compete with the other local restaurants for the best chowder award.  WE, the judges, roam around town, tasting the various chowders, and vote for our favorite.

Fresh mussels store sign seen at the Mussel Festival, during a foodie tour with Cheryl’s Northwest Tours! serving

Not just mussel chowder tastings, there are Penn Cove mussels all over town, in the restaurants and in kiosks around town to enjoy.  Or hit the beer garden, with a band and mussels available there too. Prepared in so many ways, this is a mussels foodie tour not to miss.

dock-distant Shore-Dock

Other fun things we do on this tour include an optional one  hour boat ride out to the actual mussel pens with an expert grower to learn how they raise, farm, and harvest these crustaceans.  And there will be cooking demonstrations from Seattle and island restaurant chefs, with free samples of their great recipes.

Come on, and get an inside look at the Pacific Northwest, with Cheryl’s Northwest Tours!


2014 Mussel flyer

2014 Mussels


street scene


2014 Mussels