It was another soldout event with music, new vintage wines and dishes from Seattle restaurants. Designed as an introduction of 20-somethings to the premium wines of Washington State and organized by the Wine Commission and the Visit Seattle, this event featured over 58 wineries pouring favorite wines, 16 local restaurants serving delicious bites and music by DJ Tina T.
|Smoked duck breast with Seductive's Vintage Port Syrup, poached figs on steamed fingerling potato|
|Preparing the Ducknuts|
Participants did not have to taste wine the traditional way; representatives of wineries walked around in the venue holding two bottles and poured wine within the crowd. There were buckets to spit on tables and the wine was flowing effortlessly. A different experience for the not so young as well!
|Whole Foods menu|
I had my favorites like the 2011 Three Witches Red Rhone Blend from AniChe Cellars, the Gilbert 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay, and the 2010 Syrah from L' Ecole 41 winery. Food was appetizing and interestingly presented. I voted as the best of the night the "Ducknut" from Hook and Plow, a mini donut stuffed with duck terrine with a little bit of jam of top, a pure delight. Amazing was the Albacore tuna tostada from Poquitos restaurant and the Kentucky Bourbon Ice Cream from Snoqualmie Ice Cream.
|Apple and bacon jam served on apple slices|
Guests were encouraged to use their twitter accounts all night long and could see their tweets on large screens in the room. A great event that kept people coming in. Congrats to the organizers!