Chef Eric Truglas; an Old Tradition and a New Chef

Chef Eric Truglas- An Old Tradition and a New Chef   The newest chef in Mussel Fest 2019 is, oddly enough, also going to have to defend his restaurant’s number two finish at last year’s festival.  What will make things more difficult for chef Eric Truglas of the Captain Whidbey, is that he’ll do so without using the hotel’s kitchen. …

Mussel Truck Art

It’s looked good on the Sea-Tac Shuttle, and now it also looks good on the Penn Cove Mussels truck!  The annual poster, which first hit the road last year on the shuttle between Whidbey Island and the airport, is this year also on the truck that delivers the reason for Musselfest, the Penn Cove Mussels!   Make’s sense, right?  Look for …

Musselfest Goes “Art Nouveau” for This Year’s Poster

Musselfest Goes “Art Nouveau” for This Year’s Poster Spills and blots!  No, that’s not someone trying to clean up after trying to eat a delicious bowl of mussels along Front Street at Musselfest.  It’s actually how the artist for this year’s poster and mug describes part of the creative process for this year’s art. For Whidbey Island artist Scott Rosenkranz, …

Chef Andreas Musselfest Winner 2018

Chef Andreas Musselfest Winner 2018   Chef Andreas has competed in 17 annual Coupeville Musselfests. But, for this five time winner, including last year’s, there’s one thing he’d like to do over.  He says, “I wish I would have saved the recipes.” Chef Andreas Wurzrainer purchased Christopers in the 2002,  and, ever since, has tried a different recipe for each Musselfest.  The …

The Sunday 5th Ticket to Return in 2019

Again in 2019 those coming to Musselfest on Sunday will have the option of buying a 5th ticket! In addition to the regular four tasting tickets, people will have the chance to buy a fifth ticket to the “Heart of Coupeville.” You’ll visit shops in Coupeville and pick up a free “sample” of the kinds of things you can buy …

Announcing a 5th Ticket – Sunday Only

There’s something new and different at this year’s MusselFest! Some of the stores saw how much fun the restaurants had giving out chowder samples, that they wanted in on the fun! So, ON SUNDAY ONLY, seven shops will each provide a unique sample of an item they sell.

Musselfest Poster on the Whidbey Sea-Tac Shuttle

Have you seen this yet? Drivers between Oak Harbor and Sea-Tac airport are starting to see our new mermaid!  She’s gracing the back of one of the Whidbey-SeaTac shuttle vans.  So, from Oak Harbor to the airport and everything in between, commuters, truck drivers and everyone else will get the message that, yup, it’s again time for the Penn Cove …