News About Blooms Winery and the 5511 Bistro
Blooms Winery & 5511 Bistro is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner under the guidance of our Executive Chef Alvaro Lobon. Currently seating both outside and indoors, and accepting online orders for curbside pickup (click on the “Order Take Out” box above for take out selection).
Chef Alvaro has created a wonderful menu to offer with fresh and creative entrees including a meat special, a seafood special, house made pasta special, along with our basic menu and many amazing side dishes. Save room for our fabulous desserts!
Our Take Out menu includes many of these specials and our basics, as well as “Pantry” cook at home items for you to enjoy at your leisure. 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.
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.