Connie Blumenthal

The Most Seasoned Real Estate Connoisseur in Greater Seattle and Mercer Island Luxury Real Estate Markets

Wild Ginger & Isenhower Cellars Dinner to Benefit Camp Korey

Last night Ken and I attended a wine dinner sponsored by the Washington Wines Festival at the home of ZINO Society members, Douglas Howe and Robin DuBrin.  Sited high in a fabulous Seattle condo (with an unbelievably spectacular view of downtown Seattle and the waterfront and Elliot Bay), the scene for the party was dramatic, warm, and inviting.  This unique home with its' warm and vibrant color palatte, wood finishes, and impressive amounts of glass art throughout is truly show-stopping.  Featuring gorgeous glass art pieces and one-of-a-kind installations by Dale ChihulyAnna Skibska, along with a plethora of other glass artists - the scene was in fact, beautiful. On the center tasting table in Douglas' "Sky Cellar" wine cellar, which has a window overlooking the bay and a large bronze Xian terra cotta soldier replica, guest winemaker Brett Isenhower hand picked all the wines exclusively for our dinner from his Walla Walla winery, Isenhower Cellars.

As we arrived, we were greeted with a lovely 2010 Yakima Valley Pink Paintbrush Rose from Isenhower Cellars.  As Brett said, "It's pinkalicious!"  Rick Yoder's talented Wild Ginger culinary and service team including Head Sommelier and Operations Manager, Jake Kossef, passed Imperial Tuna and Shrimp Dumplings to pair with the salmon color Rose.

The multiple-course dinner was, for lack of a better term, delicious. Boasting spot prawn sashimi, Otak Otak, Five Spice Chicken, Tan Tan Noodle, Grilled Wagyu Steak, Sea Bass with Black Bean Sauce, Sugar Snap Peas with Ginger and Garlic, and finally, amazing petite Coconut Banana Cream Tartlets. Devine.

Among the intimate group were ZINO Society members Sam BakerSarah & John RindlaubMichael Brustkern, and Diane & Paul Birkeland.  Also in attendance were Janet Le DucAnna Skibska and Rick Yoder.

In addtion to the Pink Paintbrush, the Isenhower Cellars wines poured included:

2010 Yakima Valley White Paintbrush
2008 Yakima Valley Rara Avis Grenache
2008 Horse Heaven Hills River Beauty Syrah
2004 Horse Heaven Hills River Beauty Syrah
2008 Horse Heaven Hills El Conquistador
2008 Columbia Valley Batchelor's Button Cabernet Sauvignon

What a beautiful evening and we were all happy to be supporting the amazing work that Camp Korey does with our donations!


Isenhower Cellars:

Winery: 3471 Pranger Road Walla Walla, Washington 99362 509.526.7896

Tasting Room: 15007 Woodinville-Redmond Road Woodinville, Washington 98072 425.488.2299


Wild Ginger Restaurants:

Seattle :1401 Third Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 / 206.623.4450
Bellevue: 11020 NE 6th St. Ste 90 Bellevue, WA 98004 / 425.495.8889



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