Join us and Taylor Shellfish at Taste Washington!
March 28, 2014
El Gaucho – Signature Event
Come Sip Savor and Swirl with us this weekend at one of our favorite events – Taste Washington. We will be there in full force with Taylor Shellfish, shucking over 10,000 oysters and ladling over 100 gallons of savory seafood chowder in our booth throughout the weekend.
Taste Washington truly is a celebration of our favorite things – wine and food, with over 226 wineries and 68 restaurants participating. The event has grown right along with the burgeoning Washington state wine industry, which currently boasts over 780 wineries, producing over 12 million cases annually, and is the 2nd largest premium wine producer in the United States. Total economic impact to Washington state is $8.6 billion and to the U.S. is $14.9 billion, employing over 30,000 people statewide and 70,000 nationally. There are over 30 varietals produced, almost an even split between red and white wines.
Other fun highlights at this year’s event include a dessert bar, coffee lounge, food trucks, and an area devoted to the cider makers of Washington state. New this year is a Vineyard tasting area: the wines are organized by vineyard, so you can taste a variety of wines side-by-side, crafted by different winemakers, but produced from a single source.
Of course, there are a ton of educational opportunities, and you don’t want to miss our own Chef Matt Brandsey and Chef Steve Cain at 3:00 pm Saturday on the Alaska Airlines stage. They’ll be demonstrating how to make our popular Oscars Medallion. Recipe hand-outs will be included!
Don’t have your tickets yet? Hurry! Hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 2-5pm for general admission, or you can purchase a VIP pass which will gain you entrance an hour earlier.
For more information, visit their website: http://tastewashington.org/
We hope to see you there!