QFC AdvanTage reserve lounge
Guests enjoy specially selected reserve wines poured by knowledgeable QFC wine stewards including selections from Col Solare, Erath, Spring Valley Vineyards and more!
Featured Region: YAKIMA VALLEY TOURISM
The Yakima Valley is the heart of Washington State agriculture.Taste what they grow in their featured area with hand-crafted food, wine, beer and cider. All fresh out of the fields and farms of the Yakima Valley.
Brews & ewes With stella artois
Magic happens in the Stella Artois and American Lamb Board Brews & Ewes Experience. Featuring Stella Artois, 10 Barrel, Elysian Brewing and Goose Island paired with four chefs and their creative American Lamb inspired bites. Ewe will love it!
Les Dames d’Escoffier Alley
Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle is the event beneficiary. Its talented membership provides a special experience at SWFE with particpating Les Dames including Anthony’s Pier 66, Gelatiamo, Gnocchi Bar, Hot Stove Society, Kaspars Special Events & Catering, Macrina Bakery and Pike Brewing Company.
You say Potato!
Here we celebrate the potato! Kaspar’s Catering joins up with the Washington Potato Commission to present new recipes at the annual potato bar and right next door is local favorite Tim’s Cascade Snacks. Tim’s is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and is serving up new flavors of their famous salty chips and popcorn. Potato fun happening every hour!
Ste. Michelle Riesling Challenge
Take the “Riesling Challenge” and determine which wine pleases your palate – Dry, Off Dry or Sweet. Nearby you’ll find yet another amazing Riesling at the Anew wine station. Riesling is amazing to sip and pairs perfectly with food.
Heritage Meats Butchery Block
Meet master butcher Tracy Smaciarz, owner of Heritage Meats who will entertain and delight you with butchery demos coupled with tastes from restaurants Bell + Whete featuring Gleason Ranch Beef and Delicatus featuring Jerry Baker Pork.
Nicky USA Wild About Game
You’ve heard of the event Wild About Game produced by Nicky USA, now you can sample a variety of the exotic products at SWFE. Exotics include venison, bison, quail or rabbit from local producers prepared by a couple of the hottest chefs in Seattle.
Sustainable Seafood with Alaska Seafood
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institure showcases sustainable, fresh seafood prepared by local chefs. Learn about where these product come from and how to prepare them at home. Seafood and eat it!
Northwest Travel Experience
Northwest Travel and Life magazine brings together an exhibit from a variety of Northwest regions showcasing the growing agri-tourism from each region. Taste from a variety of their regionally grown and produced products ranging from honey to wine and cider to chocolate.
The Wine School
Northwest Wine Academy leads the way to your educational experience at SWFE. Headed up by wine experts Regina Deganault and Lenny Rede, stop by and blind taste specially selected wines and walk away feeling like a wine expert!
Take a stroll through Distillery Walk featuring many of the region’s craft spirits makers as well as global brands. Find new favorites and taste new cocktail recipes too.
Northwest Beer & Cider Exhibit
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.
600 Northwest California and International Wines
Get a taste of wine regions from the Northwest and beyond with sips from Washington, Oregon and California along with regional associations Cascade Valley Wine Country and the Walter Clore Culinary Center. A full list of wineries and their wines can be found here.
Guests can savor the incredible creations from 25 of Seattle’s most accomplished chefs and culinary programs and another 25 specialty food purveyors representing a global range of cuisines. Stay hydrated with the quality waters from San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. See the incredible line up of chefs and food purveyors here.