The Whiskey Lunch was held at the spacious Fremont studios
yesterday as an event to benefit the Seattle International Film Festival
followed by Hop Scotch event after 2pm.I would describe it as one of the most interesting events in Seattle as
it was focused on local foods Western Coast brewers and neighborhood distilleries. The event
attracted a diverse crowd from young professionals to middle-aged men who all
seem to crave for local beer, smooth whiskey and delicious foods.
Some of the findings included the sensational scotch-infused
corned pork sausage with the spicy scotch mustard and beer sauce on brioche paired with a pork belly cupcake offered by Hunger. The
smoked beef tacos were delicious as well as the home made chips from the LTD
Bar and Grill; the savory meat pie from Pie a pleasant surprise. As for dessert
the smoked chocolate and the whiskey-caramel samples from Hot Cakes were
Guests had the chance to experience local-made whiskey. One
of the discoveries of the tasting was my preference to rye whiskey
(which was your great grand-father’s favorite). The Fremont Mischief John Jacob
Rye was full of flavor, the Woodinville Whiskey Rye smooth and balanced. The Monkey
Jam Sour cocktail made with the Monkey Shoulder Whiskey was an interesting
version of the Sour and rather strong to satisfy all whiskey lovers.
The ciders were light and crisp. I particularly liked the Dry
Hopped Cider from Finnriver Farmstead that was
dry, with added complexity from the hops. On the beer front, Kona Brewing stood out with its dark
chocolate-y flavored, with notes of toasted coconut Koko Brown. The Saint
Florian IPA from Silvery City Brewery was well balanced and the Ruthless Rye IPA from
Sierra Nevada Brewing was also interesting.
As a gift, those who tried all three Belgian beers - Leffe,
Stella, and Hoegaarden kept their corresponding serving beer glasses which is a
tradition in Belgium (and brought nostalgic memories from my student days in
Overall, the Whiskey Lunch was a relaxing and tasty event spiced up with excellent beer, rye whiskies and mouthwatering, locally made foods. Let's do it again soon!
The gallery opening of Inner Beauty,
a show by artist Duffy was held on Sunday February 17th at Seattle's stylish
Sensa Salon. Guests had the opportunity to view some of Duffy's signature work
like the Saytona, Skinny Girls, and Swimmer
while sipping Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Duffy, whose work is a mash up of real
found imagery and his own variations, is inspired by ads, the underground,
tattoos, punk rock, ghouls and the general weird. Sensa Salon offered a
complimentary brunch with a choice of fresh croissants, cookies, fruits, cheese, scrambled eggs and juices. Creative director Nicholas Huppe scouts for
artists and new talent for monthly shows hosted at the Salon on Sundays at 11am. For
more information and to RSVP for the next event, visit Sensa Salon here: http://sensasalon.com/#events.