Benefit Concert for Water Music Festival


Sanford Hinderlie went to high school with Shelburne Inn proprietor Laurie Anderson, and is planning a return visit with his wife, Helma, in September. Sanford is a Professor of Music at Loyola University New Orleans. He works with students in the Music Industry Program, teaching contemporary music. He has performed throughout the world, including concerts in the Far East, the former Soviet Union, the Republics of Georgia and Armenia, the Middle East, Europe and throughout the United States. He built the first recording studio at Loyola in the 1980s and is responsible for the building of technology labs in the college. Being a composer and performer of electronic music, his compositions have been heard throughout the United States. He is also a composer for television, radio, and films, including a feature-length movie, Cut Up and AAA travel videos. Hinderlie has composed the music for past New Orleans Big Easy Awards programs. He performs as a jazz and commercial pianist in New Orleans. His latest recording,Hinderlie Plays Hinderlie, features all original compositions. An earlier CD, Solo Flight, includes several jazz standards. He is the President ofSTR Digital Records, a label specializing in New Orleans-based musicians. To visit that website, use this address:

The Shelburne Restaurant & Pub will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales to the Water Music Festival, in support of their effort to bring high-quality, affordable music programs to the  Peninsula.  Reservations recommended. Pictured below is Sanford Hinderlie in concert at Trinity Church.

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Welcome to the Shelburne Inn!

Thank you for visiting our new website.  We look forward to using this blog in the future to highlight events and other special information about the Inn.

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Music at the Shelburne Inn, Restaurant & Pub

Gloria has arrived! If you haven’t already heard it through the grapevine, Gloria is a beautiful grand piano. She was purchased from Fandrich & Sons and delivered today by Big Al’s Specialty Movers, Inc. We took pictures of her arrival and have posted them here to share with you. We hope you’ll visit us soon to see and hear her. Soon we’ll be posting our schedule of musical evenings, starring Gloria and Friends. Stay tuned!

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Mid-Week Happenings in Seaview

Ours is a quiet, little town and especially so in Winter. So, the Shelburne Restaurant & Pub is doing its part to liven things up. We have three regularly scheduled events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

On Tuesday nights in the Pub you’ll find crooner, Brian O’Connor singing and playing guitar. Brian’s mellow, soothing voice and nimble fingers create a fun and relaxing atmosphere. His musical selections can be nostalgic, as he covers many of his favorites from the ’60′s. His interpretations of the songs from prior generations breathe new life into them. You just might want to get up and dance. Continue reading

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All in the Spirit with Krupnikas

While researching recipes for our Eastern European tea recently, I came across one for a spicy Lithuanian spirit, Krupnikas. Not being a round-the-clock tea-totaller, the recipe intrigued me because of its use of all of the spices we associate with the smells and tastes of the holiday season. I opted to use Vodka instead of 190-proof grain alcohol in the batch I made. I like to photograph my cooking and baking endeavors and as it happened, while I was setting up the photograph below, our local listener supported radio station, KCPB was airing a classical concert program hosted by Alec Baldwin. He happened to be playing the music of eastern European composers as I staged my photo. A little shot of Krupnikas, and all I could hear was the passion of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff. Krupnikas is often served slightly heated. Here’s the recipe:

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Tea, Tantalizing Treats and Music at The Shelburne Restaurant Saturday Dec 11



We have two more SpecialTeas remaining in our series of holiday teas,
the Eastern European Tea and the Scandinavian Tea.
This weekend, why not counteract the affects of these dark days of winter
with the soulful tradition of an Eastern European Tea?
Let candlelight, a steaming Samovar brewing satisfying tea, and our selection of delicate savory and sweet treats
warm and lift your spirits this holiday season.

In addition, we’re thrilled to have the young and extraordinarily talented Madison Baker perform
some musical selections acapella during this tea.

Madison will choose some of her favorite songs from her
ever-widening repertoire to suit the occasion.

Long Live the Samovar!
The monumental Russian tribute to tea is the mighty
samovar. The samovar is an adaptation of the 13th
century Mongolian hot pot, and the name means
“self-cooker.” A tea concentrate is brewed in a pot
atop the samovar and it is diluted with hot water
from the urn below it. It is traditional to sweeten the
tea with jam or a sugar lump held between
the teeth.

Please join us in this celebration of the
holiday season!

To Reserve call:

(360) 642 – 4150

25/per person

15/per child aged 10 or under

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KATU Television’s Restaurant of the Week

KATU Television’s Restaurant of the Week traveled to Seaview, Washingtonon November 2nd to record a series of three of these popular culinary features for AM Northwest and for KATU News. The Portland station’s award winning Creative Services Department visited The Depot Restaurant, The Shelburne Inn, Restaurant & Pub, and The 42nd Street Cafe and recorded documentary style segments that featured owners and chefs showcasing the high points of the restaurants, signature menu items, wine selection and restaurants’ atmosphere.

Steve Denari, Director of KATU creative Services had this to say, “Restaurant of the Week has been a tremendous success for both AM Northwest and the restaurants featured in the segments. The concept is simple…viewers get an insider’s look into the kitchens of top local restaurants. The owner or Chef are able to tell their own story and present their favorite dishes and desserts to the audience. One of the biggest compliments we get is how great the dishes look on camera. Using a film style of shooting, our photographer, Bryon Garvin, is able to capture the dishes using very little equipment.” Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom and Pike Brewing Co. Beer Dinner Menu

The Shelburne Restaurant and Pub is hosting its Ninth Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration event this Friday, October 29th. For the first time we are pairing our wild mushroom creations with beer. We’re delighted to feature the beers of Pike Brewing Co. with our six-course “Oktober-Feast”. Here’s the line-up of Fall delights:

Wild Mushrooms and Beer Dinner
Proudly Featuring the Wild Mushrooms of the Long Beach Peninsula and
Beers from Pike Brewing Co. of Seattle, Washington

October 29, 2010



With a Welcoming Taste of Pike Auld Acquaintance Ale

Forest Gem Risotto
Lobster, Porcini and Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto
Drizzled with Truffle Oil
Served with Pike Naughty Nellie Ale

Vegetarian Consommé of Porcini Mushrooms
Served with Pike Dry Wit

The Shel au Vent
Rockfish, Ling Cod, Salmon, Delicioso and Man on Horseback Mushrooms Sauteed in an Ale Crème and
Served in a Puff Pastry Tent
Served with Pike Pale Ale

The Brasserie Loin
Porcini-Powdered Beef Loin, Seared in a White-hot Pan, Finished in the Oven,
Served with a Chanterelle Mushroom and Stout Demi Glace
Over a Matsutake Wild Mushroom Spaetzle Cake
With Butternut Squash Puree and Stockhouse Farms Red Cabbage with Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon
Served with Pike Kilt Lifter Ruby Ale

Laurie’s Chocolate Stout Cake with a
Cranberry/Raspberry Mousse Filling and Chocolate Ganache Glaze
With a Farewell Taste of Pike XXXXX Extra Stout

Chefs de Cuisine Richard Windrich and Robert Erickson

Many Thanks to Charles and Rose Ann Finkel
Visit their website at:

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Julia Child Week at the Shelburne Restaurant & Pub

Julia Child was born in the summer time, August 15th, 1912, to be exact. In her honor our Chefs have chosen to add their rendition of several of her favorite dishes to our menu this week at the Shelburne Restaurant & Pub. Summer time in the Pacific Northwest brings such a plethora of fresh produce and seafood. In addition, baskets full of foraged local products arrive with regularity this time of year and on into the autumn months. The result of that is an increased flow of our creative juices, and a big reminder of why we do what we do…because we (like Julia) are passionate about food, its preparation, presentation and the sharing of it. We hope you’ll visit us, if not this week, then some time soon to savor an inspired meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here’s this week’s dinner menu: Continue reading

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Shelburne History

The Shelburne Inn was built in 1896 as a hotel with a dining room.

This year, 2010, marks the 114th year of business for the Shelburne Inn, Restaurant & Pub. It is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Washington State. Many of our guests ask about the details of that history, so we printed up a flyer that offers up some of the Shelburne’s colorful past, though not as colorful as some have imagined–to our knowledge it never was a brothel. It has always been our goal, in any of our projects here at the inn, to maintain the design integrity of the past while accommodating the modern traveler. We’ve run the inn since 1977, and in that time have developed a relationship with it that is more animate than inanimate, or shall we say innanimate? Needless to say, we like old things. When properly cared for, they exude a certain comfort and character that is difficult to recreate in new construction. Here’s a brief history… Continue reading

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