SEATTLE – Taste Washington is keeping it fresh for its biggest year yet, with a talented group of culinary stars and a brand new Sunday brunch event. Tickets to the entire Taste Washington festival are on sale now at tastewashington.org.
New to the festival this year is a food and music pairing brunch on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at Quality Athletics. This music-food mash up includes Executive Chef and founder of Huxley Wallace Collective Josh Henderson, Quality Athletics’ Chef Daniel Cox and Seattle-based singer/songwriter Kris Orlowski. Tickets to brunch are $75 and include two featured beverages – Grey Goose Bloody Mary and St-Germain cocktail.
Taste Washington will again feature an all-star chef lineup at the grand tasting on Saturday and Sunday. Guests are invited to watch and interact during hourly chef demonstrations from 2:00-5:30 p.m. on the Alaska Mileage Plan Chef’s Stage.
This year’s national celebrity chefs include:
Most chef demonstrations will be Emceed by Seattle’s Chef Thierry Rautureau of Luc and Loulay Kitchen and Bar. Trademarked “Chef in the Hat,” Chef Rautureau has been featured on shows such as Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters.” For a taste of his foodie knowledge and enthusiasm, tune into the “Seattle Kitchen Show” on KIRO 97.3FM.
Taste Washington is the nation’s largest single-region food and wine event. Held at various venues March 22-25, the 2018 festival showcases more than 225 wineries and 65 restaurants. Join the festivities at the Red & White Party ($175), On the Farm ($85-$185), New Vintage ($80), Taste and Savor Tour ($80), Educational Seminars ($45-$85), Sunday Brunch ($75) and the Grand Tasting ($95-$210).
Taste Washington is produced by Visit Seattle in partnership with Washington State Wine. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and visit www.tastewashington.org for tickets and ongoing updates. Images for Taste Washington can be found here: http://tastewashington.org/media/image-gallery/.
Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants. The 21st annual event will be held on March 22-25, 2018 at various locations in Seattle. The 2018 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor is Alaska Mileage Plan, the premier sponsors are Albert Lee Appliance, Fire & Vine Hospitality, Seattle Met, Lexus, and Total Wine & More. Taste Washington attracts more than 6,400 wine and food enthusiasts to the Seattle area. The Washington State Wine Commission launched Taste Washington in 1998 and it is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, visit www.tastewashington.org.
Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.
Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, WSW provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit www.washingtonwine.org.