Friday, October 20, 2017

Culture Dose: Taste Washington

Savor the season’s most enticing celebration of local food, wine & the people behind the magic. 

The region’s most delicious event is just around the corner; have you bought your tickets yet? In its biggest showing yet, Taste Washington celebrates its 20th anniversary from March 23 through 26, uniting nearly 300 wineries, 70-plus restaurants, an impressive lineup of esteemed national chefs and a huge crowd of food- and wine-loving attendees ready to raise their glass.

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

An expanded lineup this year stretches far beyond the popular Grand Tasting, offering four jam-packed days. Draws include super-exclusive wine pours at the VIP Red & White Party at AQUA by El Gaucho on Thursday, March 23, and early access to Pike Place Market on an all-new morning food tour.

Sip with fellow party-goers in The New Vintage’s trendy Rosé Lounge (think music, more than 40 wineries and 11 chef stations), and explore the bounty of the Pacific Northwest alongside farmers, chefs and winemakers at Taste Washington on the Farm (Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), with fun-filled visits to Tahoma Farms and Ox Bow Farm & Conservation Center.

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Kristen Marie Photography

Those attending multiple Taste events will want to take advantage of The Connoisseur festival pass, for four days of VIP access to signature events ranging from the Red & White Party to the Grand Tasting.

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

And if you’re planning to imbibe, be sure to arrange a ride, take public transportation, or check out services now offered by Main Street Drivers, a company that uses your car and its drivers. Cheers!

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

 

 

About Corinne Whiting

Corinne, an east coast native who relocated here from the other Washington in 2011, was bit by the travel bug early on. She lived in Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University) and in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies. She feels very grateful to have explored incredible spots on our globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China, but there are passport pages yet to fill (and travel tales yet to be written!). After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C. for five years, Corinne has embarked on a new adventure here in the PNW as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine, Amtrak's OnTrak, 1889 Washington, 1859 Oregon, Visit Seattle and so on. She loves exploring this incredible corner of the country while debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.
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