Various Seattle locations
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience weekend happens on February 21-24, 2019 with an itinerary of not three, but four unique epicurean events. The eleventh annual weekend of local tasting includes Comfort (Thursday, Feb. 21), POP! Bubbles & Seafood (Friday, Feb. 22), the ever-popular Grand Tasting (Saturday, Feb. 23), and a brand-new addition: Sunday Supper (Sunday, Feb. 24).
Four days of feasting each offer unique experiences. Comfort kicks off the weekend on Thursday, February 21 at Sodo Park. Guests will cozy up with Seattle’s best feel-good foods and crafty brews from mac and cheese to burgers to fried chicken. Indulge on sweet and savory bites from local gastropubs and taverns while sipping on craft beer, cider and spirits.
Pop! Bubbles & Seafood finds a new home at The Sanctuary, Downtown’s most glamorous new venue on Friday, February 22, highlighting Pacific Northwest seafood for a quintessential Seattle experience. Top culinary talent will prepare fresh and sustainable seafood including fresh shucked oysters, salmon, crab and more. The evening will feature more than 30 sparkling wines from around the world including: west coast sparkling wines, Spanish cava, French champagne and Italian prosecco plus seafood-friendly white wines and reserve reds.
The flagship Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting will take place at Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Saturday, February 23, featuring more than 30 chefs, 100 wineries and dozens of beer, spirit and specialty food purveyors. New this year, the Grand Tasting will feature a Seattle Magazine Lounge where you can taste a selection of the ‘100 Best Things to Eat in Seattle’ featured in the February issue of the magazine as well as winners of the annual Washington Wine and Beer Awards.
And finally, to wrap up the weekend with a unique new addition, Sunday Supper will take place on Sunday, February 24 at Block 41. A curated list of Seattle’s top chefs will come together to create a once-in-a-lifetime dinner experience, with each chef serving up an inspired course as part of an epic immersive meal. This will be the most high-end event of the SWFE weekend, with guests enjoying a prix fixe, multi-course meal along with wine and cocktail pairings in an intimate setting. After dinner, guests will get to take part in the “Chefs After Party” where they can mix and mingle with the chefs and producers along with music, late night snacks and a celebration to cheers a successful weekend.
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is honored to benefit Northwest Harvest. Northwest Harvest is Washington state’s only nonprofit food bank distributor with a network of more than 380 food banks, meal programs, and schools. Through this network, they provide more than 2 million meals every single month. The mission of Northwest Harvest is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health.