The Friday, January 7 edition of The New York Times included an article called "10 Restaurants Worth A Plane Ride."
And the number 10 restaurant on this list is the Willows Inn on Lummi Island, where chef Blaine Wetzel recently took over in the kitchen. Wetzel is the ace protege of Rene Redzepi, he came to Lummi after a year and a half training at Noma, Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant. Noma was recently dubbed the best restaurant in the world (so, like, no pressure Blaine).
Meanwhile in the Travel Section, another article, "The 41 Places to Go in 2011" featured a blurb by Seattle writer Sarah Dickerman that mentions both Willows Inn and Allium, chef Lisa Nakamura’s Orcas Island restaurant.
Expect longer lines at the ferries.