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Seattle Wine and Food Experience Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Tickets are on sale for a three-day festival of food and wine on February 22-24, 2018

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience WEEKEND will return on February 22-24, 2018 with an itinerary of three unique epicurean events. The tenth annual weekend of local feasting and tasting includes Comfort (Thursday, Feb. 22), POP! Bubbles & Seafood (Friday, Feb. 23) and the ever-popular Grand Tasting (Saturday, Feb. 24).

POPFS-85The 10th Anniversary of Seattle Wine and Food Experience promises to bring exciting changes to the event. The Grand Tasting will be held at the newly remodeled Bell Harbor International Conference Center, providing a fresh environment for the weekend’s flagship event. The Grand Tasting will celebrate ten years of SWFE by highlighting ten Seattle food trends selected by Seattle magazine. An enhanced VIP Experience will feature luxury swag bags, chef demonstrations, premium tastings and more.

Three days of feasting each offer unique experiences. The newest addition, Comfort, kicks off the weekend on Thursday, February 22 at Sodo Park. Cozy up with Seattle’s best feel-good foods and crafty brews from mac and cheese to burgers, beer, cider and more! Indulge on sweet and savory bites from local gastropubs and taverns while sipping on a diverse array of craft beverages. New this year is the Comfort tent complete with food trucks and a cozy cocktail bar featuring hot toddies, spiked hot cocoa and Irish coffee.

Held at the glamorous McCaw Hall on Friday, February 23, Pop! Bubbles & Seafood highlights Pacific Northwest seafood for a quintessential Seattle experience. Top culinary talent will prepare fresh and sustainable seafood including oysters, salmon, crab and more. The evening will feature more than 30 sparkling wines from around the world including: west coast sparkling wines, Spanish cava, champagne and Italian prosecco plus seafood-friendly white wines and reserve reds. Plus new this year – five chefs will face off in an oyster shucking competition.

EJ5T8390The Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting finds a new home at Bell Harbor International Conference Center to wrap up the weekend on Saturday, February 24, featuring more than 30 chefs and 200+ wineries, breweries, distilleries and specialty food purveyors. Seattle magazine’s food and wine editors have narrowed in on ten dining trends that will form the framework of the Grand Tasting, creating a unique discovery experience for guests. Each chef will serve up their interpretation of a trend, and guests will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite.

Trends include

Noodle Nation
Made pho each other
Eat Your Veggies
24 carrot magic in the air
Backyard BBQ
Meat – it’s what’s for dinner
Order up! Diner Grub
Greasy spoon guilty pleasures
Island Vibes
Feet in the sand, piña colada in the hand
Pizza Heaven
In pizza we crust
Nacho Average Tacos
Taco ’bout delicious
Bottomless Brunch
Bring on the bacon
Catch of the Day
Seattle’s claim to fame
Sugar Shack
Don’t sugarcoat your dessert feels

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is honored to support Northwest Harvest as the new event beneficiary. Guests will have the opportunity to support Northwest Harvest by donating to a food drive and purchasing raffle tickets with all proceeds going directly to support Northwest Harvest efforts in the community.

Event Details

Comfort
Where: Sodo Park (3200 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134)
When: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Hours: 6 – 9pm
Price: $55

POP! Bubbles and Seafood
Where: McCaw Hall (321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109)
When: Friday, February 23, 2018
Hours: 6 – 9pm
Price: $85

Seattle Wine and Food Experience – Grand Tasting
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121)
When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Hours: VIP: 1 – 5pm / General Admission: 2 – 5pm
Price: VIP: $110 SOLD OUT

General Admission: $75

Tickets are on sale at seattlewineandfoodexperience.com.
This is a 21 and older event, all admitted must have a valid I.D.


About Seattle Wine and Food Experience Weekend
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience Weekend is an incredible showcase of food, beverage and lifestyle that brings the pages of Seattle magazine to life. More than 275 leading wine brands, craft brewers, cider makers, distillers and chefs participate in the weekend. Gourmet bites from artisan restaurants, farmers and food purveyors highlight the Northwest’s diversity of flavors.

For a complete list of participating vendors and the wide variety of products to sample at this year’s event, please visit the website at seattlewineandfoodexperience.com.

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