East Brother Light Station B&B Blog

blog-giftAre your still looking for a special holiday gift for someone on your list?

How about giving someone the unique experience of a night on an island in the San Francisco Bay this holiday season?  Included in their stay, your friends and family will enjoy appetizers, champagne, and a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared and served by gracious hosts.  And you will also give your friends and family wonderful memories of a one-of-a-kind getaway.

Avoid traffic jams and crowded shopping malls; you can order gift certificates online at www.ebls.org, and it will be mailed to you within a couple of days.

Please keep in mind that not only will you surprise someone with a special present, but you will also support our ongoing effort to restore and maintain a historical treasure in San Francisco Bay.

Greetings!

Summer is almost here and since the seasons fly by so fast for us this year, we would like to share with you what some of our frequent guests say about the various seasons on the island.  On the day of one of the sailing races, one of our volunteers came to the island with some friends.  Please read how she describes her experience of what we call "Race Day". 

Check out our Guests' Reviews on BedandBreakfast.com

We'd also like to remind you that Father's Day is coming up and share a gift idea for that occasion with you.

Let's stay in touch!

East Brother Light Station

blog-perrinThis summer EBLS had a new test:  the refined palate and travel expertise of consumer travel writer Wendy Perrin.  Perrin, who is Condé Nast Traveler's consumer news editor and an award-winning columnist (The Perrin Report) and blogger (The Perrin Post), has been singled out for years by critics for her ability to find great deals and fantastic getaways.

So how did East Brother Light Station do?

Our recipe for this issue is felicia roulades with oriental taboule.
Oriental Taboule:
 

2 cups of wheat semolina (couscous)blog-taboule

2 cups of water
1 teaspoon of salt
pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of raspberry vinegar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 red pepper
1 orange pepper
1 green pepper
1 cucumber
2 garlic cloves
1 or 2 shallots
half a bouquet of mint (minced)
The juice of 2 lemons

Lately we've been getting more and more comments about the East Brother Light Station mini croissantscroissants we serve on the island.  As one guest wrote in an online review, "The croissant rolls were so crispy on the outside and soft on the inside that we felt the innkeepers had been up very early in the morning to achieve such a perfect roll."

The real credit belongs to Galaxy Desserts of Richmond and its co-founders Jean-Yves Charon and Paul Levitan.

East Brother Light StationEvery year businesses around San Francisco Bay compete in their industries for the coveted Best of the Bay title.  For those of you who have visited East Brother Light Station in the past two years, you might just recognize the name of this year's winner for Best Coffee Shop.


Congratulations, Timber, you've made it!  We love your Catahoula Coffee, and we proudly serve it to our guests.

Haven't tried the Bay Area's best coffee yet?  You can enjoy Catahoula Coffee at your next visit to East Brother Light Station, as well as at the Catahoula Coffee Company in Richmond at 12472 San Pablo Avenue.

And for those of you who get hooked on the best coffee in the Bay while visiting the island, we always have some fresh roasted coffee beans for you to purchase in our gift shop.

To find our more about the Catahoula Coffee Company, go to their website.

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“You can sit and watch big ships and little seals cruise by, or gaze at the reposing birds or the rushing tide below the dock. There’s a sense of intimacy here and a feeling of remoteness, even though it’s just a short distance to the mainland.”

- Doug McConnell, Bay Area Backroads