The winter months are winding down and it’s time to turn up the heat. So look no further than the inaugural event of Taste Washington 2018: the Red & White Party on March 22. It’s just the perfect opportunity to pull out that red dress or tie from the back of the closet and spice up your normal Thursday night.
But if that’s not enough, here are five other great reasons you shouldn’t miss this year’s event.
- Access to ‘the really good stuff.’
The wines poured at this elegant affair won’t be found anywhere else at Taste Washington. The top Washington winemakers like Sparkman Cellars and Mark Ryan will pour only their most coveted bottles—that means 91+ point pours and wine club favorites. This is your chance to sip, savor and gain a few secrets you can share with friends.
In addition to Sparkman Cellars and Mark Ryan, there will be 24 other wineries pouring their most desired bottles. Learn more about them here!
- Meet the Makers themselves.
Here, you won’t just sip the wines, you’ll meet the artisans behind the pour. More often than not, you’ll be served by these elite winemakers themselves. It’s a rare opportunity to hear what inspired their varietal, why they became winemakers and what makes these their most coveted pours. Plus, afterwards, you can tell your friends you actually met the name on the label.
- The Gastronomy of Wesley Hood. Need we say more?
Starting in high school, Wesley Hood’s passion for food and cooking has helped him make a name for himself through the years as chef at many of Seattle’s best restaurants, and now as Executive Chef of AQUA by El Gaucho, host to this year’s soiree. Inspired by chefs like Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller, this is an opportunity to nosh on some seafood dishes like none other. You don’t want to miss his Octopus Tacos, Scallop Ceviche or, of course, the Red and White nigiri sushi of Ahi and Ono.
- Waterfront dining at its best – no matter the weather.
Some of the most breathtaking views can be captured from AQUA by El Gaucho’s stunning waterfront venue. Whether it’s soaking in the sunset over the Sound and the Olympics; or seeing the glow of the Seattle Great Wheel to the south; all views can be captured whether you’re inside or out. You won’t want to miss this photo opportunity for the ’gram.
- There’s only you and 250 of your closest friends.
This is one of the most intimate and exclusive events of all Taste Washington. With only 250 tickets available, the Red & White Party carries a dinner party vibe. It’s just the right size to create energy and buzz, but small enough to gracefully move around and meet and greet with the best of them.
Don’t miss out on this elegant opportunity to kick off Taste Washington’s 21st birthday in style.