Island Hopping

Lily on Orcas Island Opens for the Season

This year look for more grab-and-go savories.

By Christopher Werner March 14, 2012

Lily, a must-vist for any Orcas Island-goer, opens for the season this Friday. Photo courtesy

Lily, the impossibly sweet sibling shop to Lisa Nakamura’s Orcas Island restaurant Allium, is set to open for the season this Friday, March 16.

Nakamura, a former chef de cuisine at the Herbfarm, will tender similar vittles to last year, including 12-14 flavors of ice cream from Lopez Island Creamery. (FYI: Order a scoop from June to August and a portion of the sale benefits the island’s Farm to Cafeteria program.) Nakamura also plans to “expand the food line” to include more grab-and-go items. She mentioned salads and eventually tamales. Other desserts you might encounter include ice cream sundaes and chocolate-dipped frozen bananas.

As Nakamura astutely pointed out, it feels more like January than March these days, so hours will be limited for the time being: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11–5. Come May they will expand.

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