About Blooms 5511 Bistro
Blooms 5511 Bistro is a unique dining experience with a full winery on site, and our beautiful setting among our lovely gardens. Everything is made in house for you -from smoked meats to our vinaigrettes, desserts, soups and sauces. Our wines are award winning and exquisite. Our Culinary team is lead by Chef Kyle O’Neill with sous Jon Heintz, along with Catherine Ballestrasse and Austin Varn . Together they are preparing wonderfully creative, healthy and delicious meals for your enjoyment. Pastry Chef Virginia Bloom cures your sweet craving and winemaker Ken Bloom adds those luscious wines to the mix.
We grow most of our own herbs and many vegetables and fruits, and also support many local farmers including 3 Sisters Family Farm, Mukilteo Coffee Roasters, Penn Cove Shellfish, Bell’s Farm, Organic Farm School and others.
Our Take-Out menu includes many of these specials and our basics, as well as a few “Pantry” cook at home frozen items. All pair well with Blooms fine wines, so don’t forget to order some wine too! Order online www.blooms5511bistro.com. If you have questions give us a call at 360-321-0515.
News about Blooms Winery & the 5511 Bistro
Blooms wines were honored at the 2022 and 2023 Savor NW Wine Competition with multiple Gold medals including the 2016 Melange, 2017 Merlot and 2016 Malbec (which was also chosen in the top 10 Malbecs for the Northwest in Wine Press Northwest Malbec tasting) and a Silver medal for the 2021 Whidbey Blend.
The April/May 2022 issue of “1889” – Washington’s Magazine – included an article about Blooms 5511 Bistro “Farm to Table Petal Party” which showed the variety of edibles grown here on site including edible flowers and included recipes and photos of dishes served here.
Travel blogger Theresa Ikonian from Hi Travel Tales came by in the summer of 2021 for a visit to Whidbey and stopped in to sample our food and wine at Blooms Winery & 5511 Bistro! These two links bring you to the two items she wrote from the visit! https://hitraveltales.com/visit-whidbey-island-washington-through-the-eyes-of-locals and https://www.facebook.com/HITravelTales/posts/239903974805975.
We were very excited to see the Seattle Times article that listed us as a place to stop on a one-day excursion to Whidbey Island! https://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/an-hour-by-hour-guide-to-your-wintertime-whidbey-island-day-trip
See the wonderful article on our one year anniversary by Wendy Leigh in the South Whidbey http://southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/winery’s-bistro-blooms/ and the original article in the Record by Patricia Guthrie about our opening in the South Whidbey Record http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/new-bistro-blooms/
Whidbey Life Magazine features an article about “Rhubarb” and includes our Blooms Winery Ambrosia in the article along with a photo!
Our 2015 Petit Verdot was given a 95 Pt. rating and a Double Gold Medal at the Savor Northwest Wine Competition 2018. With other varieties we received two Silvers and a Bronze at Seattle Wine Awards 2018.
Blooms 5511 Bistro opening was covered in the Spring issue of Washington Tasting Room Magazine and our 2015 Melange, 2015 Merlot and 2017 Dry Riesling were all rated as “Outstanding” or “Excellent” by John Vitale, editor. Previously our 2013 Poetic was chosen as one of the Top Picks for Washington Red Blends in the Winter 2016 issue of Washington Tasting Room Magazine! See the full article “The Art of the Blend” including an interview with Virginia Bloom. John Vitale described the Poetic as “Powerful, poised and balanced with remarkable depth and structure to the concentrated flavors….”
The Spring 2017 issue of Wine Press Northwest has a feature on Malbec, and Blooms 2013 was given a “Recommended” rating, and the 2014 was given an “Excellent” rating!
Northwest Wine Nights Radio interviewed Ken and Virginia Bloom about the winery and here is the link to the live show! They also did a Syrah tasting with the Double Gold Medal 2012 Syrah on the live TV show with a panel of wine experts – SEE TV Episode Here!
Q-13 Fox News came to Blooms Winery to talk about wines made on Whidbey and participated in bottling the 2013 Riesling. See the video of the fun we had with Kaci Atchison Here.