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Wine and Dine this Weekend: Gusto and Taste of Tulalip

Snohomish County is the place to be for Food and Wine this weekend! Friday night is the Taste of Tulalip Celebration Dinner while Saturday features an assortment of wine seminars and the Taste of Tulalip Grand Tasting.  Saturday evening is Gusto! at the Comcast arena.

Gusto!: A World of Great Tastes

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Gusto food and wine

Gusto is an annual fundraising event for the Everett Community College  Foundation that celebrates not only the students but  some of the best local food, microbrews, and wines.  All for a good cause, Gusto is a fun evening of wine, microbrew and food tasting with more than 100 wines from the Northwest and around the globe, bites from 15 restaurants and specialty foods and beer from select local microbreweries. We were lucky enough to attend Gusto last year and we were impressed by the great selection of food from local Snohomish county restaurants, local beer and Washington wines.

In 2010, Gusto is expanding to include beer and wine from throughout the Northwest.

  • Adams Bench Winery
  • Barnard Griffin
  • Canyon’s Edge Winery
  • Cedar Ridge Winery
  • College Cellars
  • Coyote Canyon
  • Challenger Ridge Vineyard & Cellars
  • Delille Cellars
  • Furion Cellars
  • Grace Cellars
  • Gusto! Private Label
  • Hoodsport
  • Lantz Cellars
  • Lombardi’s Private Label
  • Mercer Estates
  • Michael Florentino
  • Naches Heights Vineyards
  • Napeequa Vintners
  • Nicola’s Redmark
  • O Wines
  • Red Sky Winery
  • Samson Estates
  • San Juan Vineyards
  • SoJen Cellars
  • Sky River Meadery
  • Washington Wine and Beverage Co.
  • Waving Tree Winery
  • Willis Hall
  • Wilridge
  • Wines of the World
  • Woodhouse Wine Estates

November 13 6:30-9:30 at Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena in Everett.

Tickets are available online, available at Comcast Arena in Everett box office or by calling 1-866-332-8499. All proceeds from Gusto! benefit the EvCC Foundation, which provides funding for student scholarships, programs, and other college needs.

Taste of Tulalip

Taste of Tulalip begins on Friday, November 12th with the Taste of Tulalip Celebration Dinner. This “Dinner” includes a champagne reception, a five course dinner crafted byExecutive Chef Perry Mascitti’s culinary team and served with wines paired by sommelier Tommy Thompson. After dinner, guest will enjoy an after hours VIP party at the Oasis Pool with cognac, cigars, conversation and live entertainment.

On Saturday, Taste of Tulalip continues with educational seminars and the Grand Tasting.

Wine Education & Lifestyle Seminars

A series of wine education seminars conducted by some of the nation’s top wine experts.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.VIP Taste in Cabaret Cost: $95

The seminar consists of a structured glass comparison tasting with four wines. Hosted by Joel Simon of Riedel Crystal, the event features a brief history of Riedel, tasting and comparison instructions, a complimentary glass set, antipasti buffet and early entrance into the Grand Taste.

1 – 2 p.m. Syrah Superstars

Hosted by Gwendolyn Wilson Osborn of Wine Spectator.  Cost: $20

3 – 4 p.m. CK Mondavi Vertical and Blending

Hosted by Marc Mondavi of Charles Krug Winery.  Cost: $40

5 – 6 p.m. Port 101

Hosted by Christine Solga Bradburn of Premium Ports Inc. Cost: $20

Grand Tasting Cost: $45

Taste award-winning varietals from Pacific Northwest and Napa Valley wineries.  Guests will experience exquisite food and wine pairings from Tulalip chefs and Quickfire challenges that will pit the resort’s chefs against one another at 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for Taste of Tulalip events can be purchased by visiting Tulalip Resort Casino’s Rewards Club Desk or online via TicketMaster.  For more information about Taste of Tulalip, visit www.tasteoftulalip.com or call 866-716-7162.

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