Seattle Wine And Food Experience Offers A World Of Tasting

Experience wines from around the world without leaving Seattle at the fourth annual Seattle Wine and Food Experience, Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. An amazing array of wines will be offered from nine regions, with a special focus on Oregon.

“Unlike other events in the area, the Seattle Wine and Food Experience offers a comprehensive tasting that allows for a greater understanding of wine for the consumer,” said Jamie Peha, owner of Peha Promotions and producer of the Seattle Wine and Food Experience. “Although Washington wines are naturally showcased, this event also includes a special regional focus on Oregon, as well as wines from Idaho, California and major international brands.”

New to the event this year is a Distillery Row, as well as a Beer and Cider exhibit. Both elements will expand the tasting and educational opportunities for guests beyond just wine.

“This event offers something for everyone, whether you love wine, spirits or beer,” said Peha. “It’s the perfect event to highlight the booming craft distillery industry in our state.”

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience also has its finger on the pulse of the area culinary scene. From more than 20 chefs preparing gourmet bites to the Artisan Food “Shop,” the event offers guests culinary “experiences” including:

6-7-8 Audi Lounge + Oyster Bar & Bubbles – Featuring one of the most decadent culinary pairings – oysters and sparkling wine – along with the latest Audi car models.

Stella Artois VIKING chef demo stage with Chef Thierry Rautureau – “The Chef in the Hat” emcees as local chefs show off their kitchen know-how.

Fonté Coffee Lounge – One of the city’s homegrown coffee roasters, the Fonté Coffee Lounge offers guests a quick pick-me-up near the live music provided by area bands.

Featured restaurants include: A la Mode Pies, Andaluca Restaurant, Arnies Restaurant, Cantinetta, The Capital Grille, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar, Coho Café, Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, The Coterie Room, The Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar, FROST Doughnuts, Kaspars Special Events & Catering, LOLA, LUC, Ponti Seafood Grill, Purple Café and Wine Bar, Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe and Catering, Serafina Osteria & Enoteca, Spur Gastropub, Taste of Tulalip, Tavern Law, Trellis Restaurant and Wild Ginger.

Taste of Tulalip Lounge at the Seattle Food and Wine Experience 2011 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Photo by Alan Alabastro.

Admission to the Seattle Wine and Food Experience is $49 per person and includes access to all areas of the event and drink and food samples. No one under 21 will be admitted and ID is required. A portion of the ticket sales proceeds will benefit The Giving Grapes Foundation, a 501c3 organization that assists local charities who provide financial assistance to service industry professionals who have to take time off work due to injury or illness.

For more information on the Seattle Wine and Food Experience visit:  seattlewineandfoodexperience.com.