Connie Blumenthal

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

Two days, 200 wineries, and top restaurants in one incredible weekend!

Come experience Seattle’s Wine & Food Weekend on March 31st and April 1st at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Two days of delicious entertainment begins on Saturday with over 200 Washington wineries uncork their award-winning bottles and the region’s top restaurants dish up their mouth-watering culinary delights just for you! Taste Washington weekend will also be featuring fun and educational wine seminars led by top national wine personalities and sommeliers. Topics for the seminars showcase various aspects of Washington wine as well as wine and food pairing demonstrations by renowned local chefs.


Saturday’s seminar will be held from 11am-12:30pm featuring a blind tasting challenge of Washington wines, an exploration of Red Willow Vineyard, and the Canlis Food and Wine Pairing. Canlis, which is a Northwest institution and winner of the 2011 Washington Wine Restaurant of the year, will be educating you about the best wines to pair with your next meals—along with samples, of course! You can then bring your glass over and head to the Viking Chef’s Stage to take a seat for exciting cooking demonstrations from local luminaries: Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant and Bar, Steve Cain of Aqua by El Gaucho, and Clinton Jones of the Muckleshoot Casino.


Sunday’s seminar will include: a Riedel sensory seminar demonstrating the relationship between the shape of the glass and our perception and enjoyment of wines; a mythbusting food and wine paring with one of the world’s leading celebrity chefs and restaurateur extraordinaire Tom Douglas; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try some of Washington State’s pioneering wineries’ of the last quarter-century; and an exploration of Washington’s Ciel du Cheval Vineyard. You will also taste palate-pleasing pours and world-class bites from: Chef Seisuke Kamimura of RN74, Wayne Johnson from Ray’s Boathouse, and Chef Eric Hellner from Seattle’s Metropolitan Grill & Ron Reyer of the State Beef Commission.


Download the 2012 Taste Washington Event Guide and plan your food and wine adventure that awaits you!

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