Seattle Wine & Food Experience 2017 (SWFE)
SWFE Weekend | February 24-26, 2017
Seattle Wine and Food Experience is just around the corner. If you are a food and wine enthusiasts like we are, this ultimate epicurean weekend is not to be missed. SWFE gives you an opportunity to indulge in 3 wonderful events making it one great experience. This popular sell-out weekend attracts at least 3,200 attendees including trade and media.
Day 1: POP! Bubbles & Seafood
SWFE weekend kicks off with the 3rd Annual POP! Bubbles & Seafood on Friday, February 24 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the McCaw Hall. The event features Pacific Northwest’s bounty of seafood from Seattle’s best restaurants paired with over 30 sparkling wines from around the world.
- CHEF BRIAN MIYAMOTO | OMEGA OUZERI
Smoked Ouzo Cured Octopus w/ picked tomato, dill aioli, pita pangrattato
- CHEF CHRIS SMITH | BARKING FROG
Triad Fisheries king salmon gravlax w/ creme fraiche pearls, ikura, fennel salad, charred onion dust and pernod cream
- DOMAINE STE. MICHELLE
- LE GRAND COURTAGE
- GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS
Day 2: Comfort
SWFE weekend continues on Saturday, February 25 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Fremont Foundry for their newest event addition, Comfort! Yes, the name says it all. Seattle’s best comfort foods of sweet and savory bites from local gastropubs and taverns paired with crafty brews and ciders from all over the Northwest.
- CHEF KURT DAMMEIER | BEECHER’S HANDMADE CHEESE
- CHEF TRAVIS STEWART | THE HELM
- CHEF ROBIN POSEY | TOULOUSE PETIT
- DESCHUTES BREWERY
- TIETON CIDER WORKS
Day 3: The Grand Tasting
Admission: $70 (General Admission) and $90 (VIP)
To end the epic weekend of VIP food and drink events, we saved the Grand Tasting best for last. The 9th Annual Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting is held on Sunday, February 26 from 12:00-5:00 PM (VIP admission) or 1:00-5:00 PM (General Admission) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. VIP guests enjoy an extra hour of tasting plus a swanky VIP swag bag. The event showcases wine, beverage, food and lifestyle in the Northwest. There are also California and International wines to enjoy as well. If you want to venture other drinks, there are good amount of spirit tastings from vodka, gin, whiskey and rum.
- CHEF SETH FERNALD | NOVELTY HILL-JANUIK WINERY
- CHEF LISA NAKAMURA | GNOCCHI BAR
- CANOE RIDGE VINEYARD
- LAUREN ASHTON CELLARS
- KOLOA RUM
- WILD ROOTS VODKA
- CELEBRITY CRUISES MODERN LUXURY LOUNGE
- SAVOR – A SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY EXPERIENCE
Are you excited to savor these tasting and drinking events? Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest culinary food trends and beverages. You can purchase your tickets and check out the event’s full list of participating chefs, restaurants, drinks, food purveyors and more at SWFE. We hope to see you there!
Photo Credit: Seattle Wine & Food Experience