Snoqualmie Casino Luxe Lounge
The excitement of the Snoqualmie Casino’s gaming experience, gourmet food offerings and handcrafted drinks will be front and center at the Seattle Wine and Food Experience. Stop by Snoqualmie Casino’s Luxe Lounge to “play” a hand or two at one of the classic gaming tables, enjoy a premium wine or craft beer and taste some of the signature dishes from their award-winning restaurants – Terra Vista, 12 Moons Asian Bistro and Sno Deli. Relax in the comfort of the 3,200 square foot lounge as live music plays throughout the day.
Micah Fields (photo above) from Bravo’s Top Chef: Seattle will also be making a special appearance at the Luxe Lounge from 1-4 p.m. Come by to get a photo and brush elbows with the TV celebrity and Executive Chef of The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles.
Enjoy delicious dishes from 12 Moons Asian Bistro, Terra Vista and Sno Deli and live music while you relax in comfort at the Luxe Lounge. Featured drinks include the 2009 Spring Valley Frederick (their flagship red wine, Uriah, has twice made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list), Georgetown Brewing Company’s Manny’s Pale Ale and an Asian inspired lychee beverage from 12 Moons Restaurant’s signature menu.
Featured Wine Region: Oregon
From world-class Pinot noir in the north to attention-getting varietals like Tempranillo and Syrah in the south, Oregon’s flourishing wine country boasts a remarkable range of wines. The Oregon Wine Board brings together over 30 state producers pouring a multitude of wines including a not-to-be-missed array of gorgeous white wines like Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot blanc. See who is pouring here.
SIP Northwest Distillery Square
SIP Northwest magazine keeps you informed about all the latest happenings in Northwest beverages. At Distillery Square, SIP has gathered many of the region’s hottest craft spirits makers, so you can sip your way through their latest creations and learn how grains and botanicals become whiskey, vodka and gin.
Tim’s Cascade Snacks Beer and Cider Exhibit
Tim’s has been creating their famous chips in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain range since 1986 using an old family recipe. Tim’s starts with premium potatoes direct from family owned farms and only the finest blends of real seasonings.
Did you know that the Northwest is the largest producer of hops in the country? And that Washington State University’s Mount Vernon research station is home to the largest variety of hard-cider apples in the country? Sip some cider, imbibe a brew and find out what’s happening in the world of these craft beverages at the Tim’s Cascade Snacks exhibit.
Cooking with Stella Artois and Diane’s Market Kitchen
Diane LaVonne fashioned Diane’s Market Kitchen by combining her passion for food and wine with her talent for teaching. At her cooking school, she demonstrates how to create a comfortable, inviting environment while balancing health and well-being. Join Diane as she demonstrates the versatility of cooking with Stella Artois and sample the delicious results!
Washington Beef Bistro with Chateau Ste. Michelle
Compare mid-west corn-fed beef versus pacific northwest grain-fed beef at the Washington State Beef Commission table and determine which you prefer. The Beef Bistro also features The Barking Frog, The Capital Grille and Andaluca preparing delicious beef dishes featuring Double R Ranch beef along with award winning Chateau Ste. Michelle wine.
Chef in the Vineyard
Meet Chateau Ste. Michelle Culinary Director John Sarich, sample his creative beef bites using Certified Angus Beef and taste through a wonderful selection of Washington’s best wines from Columbia Crest, Red Diamond, 14 Hands and Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Fonté Coffee Bar
When you’re ready to revive your palate, visit the Pacific Northwest’s finest independent coffee roaster, Fonté Coffee. Fonté will be offering expertly crafted espresso drinks at the Fonté Coffee Bar. Drop by for a shot and taste why Fonté Coffee was voted “best micro-coffee roaster in the Northwest” by Northwest Palate magazine.
Wines from Around the World
You’ll feel ever so continental after a tasting tour of international wines. Learn about the varieties of grapes grown and styles of winemaking in regions throughout Europe – and Israel! – as you embark on a world tour of wine.
Chef Prepared Gourmet Bites
Tender lamb, succulent shellfish and pristine produce, while delicious on their own, all taste better in the hands of a talented chef. Check out the incredible creations from over 20 of Seattle’s most accomplished chefs representing a global range of cuisines.
BevMo! Tasting Room
Now with five locations in Washington and soon to be eight, BevMo! invites you to sample through a selection of wine and beer. While you are there, pick up your red BevMo! wine bag.
Seattle magazine’s All Things Sweet Chocolate Shop
In honor of our city’s seriously creative chocolate culture Seattle magazine has partnered with a blend of chocolate producers and artists to present a tantalizing treat for all! Stop by their booth for a bite of George Paul’s Aztec Spice Chocolate, hot sipping chocolate from Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery and samples from Seattle Chocolates & Theo Chocolates. Snap a pic in the 321 Foto Booth for a fun takeaway!