The 16th annual Taste Washington featured 225 Washington wineries pouring their favorite wines and more than 65 Northwest restaurants serving specially-prepared bites throughout two days, March 23-24. So many wine makers have a presence in Woodinville and some in Kirkland, it was a given that the Eastside would be well-represented at the event. Also on-hand at the event which filled CenturyLink Field Event Center were a few businesses with a presence in Kirkland including Skylite Cellars, Purple Cafe, The Lodge, Anthony's and QFC.
Key elements of this year’s event included:
- Wine and food seminars feature renowned experts from across the nation leading in-depth explorations of Washington wine, cider and beer
- The popular vineyards section will continue to feature growers pouring wines made from their grapes by wineries across the state, allowing consumers to discover a true sense of place
- Chef Stage demonstrations welcomes new culinary talents to the stage including Pastry Chef Kim Mahar of Seattle Restaurant RN74, celebrity Chef Antonia Lofaso, Chef Sam Crannell of Queen Anne’s Lloyd Martin and Chef Brian Clevenger of Tavolata, Chef Bobby Moore of Barking Frog, Chef Jason Wilson of Crush and Chef Perry Mascitti of Tulalip Resort Casino
- Taste Washington Hotel Packages are offered at 15 downtown Seattle hotels encouraging visitors to drink, eat, learn and stay in Seattle
- New - VIP ticket holders will receive a swag bag and private access to the VIP Barrel Room presented by Tulalip Resort Casino
- New - Woodinville Wine Country will host a tasting lounge for all ticket holders to sample limited release wines, meet top winemakers, and enter to win prizes for events and getaways in Woodinville Wine Country
- General admission and VIP tickets are still available
Visit www.tastewashington.org to learn more.