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For your culinary calendar: The Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival Aug. 7

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on July 15, 2010 at 7:18 pm | No Comments »
July 15, 2010 7:22 pm

Brix 25, Morso Wine Bar, Anthony’s and several wineries are among the food and wine businesses that will offer tastes and sips at the Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival. The festival will be held Aug. 7 on the grounds of the Harbor History Museum.

Organizers of the first-time event have signed up Chef Fabio Viviana, from season 5 of the television show Top Chef, to compete against a local chef in a finale cook-off. That local chef has not yet been selected. Click “more” to read details and to see a list of restaurants and wineries that will participate.

The event will host a tasting tent with more than 35 wineries, local restaurants and food businesses. Wine seminars and cooking demonstrations also will be held. An auction with dining packages and insider experiences also will take place at the festival.

“The festival concept is based on making a food and wine experience: education, food, wine.  The idea was to create something similar to what occurs at Aspen or Newport, amazing festivals in fabulous places,” said Steve Lynn of the Water to Wine store and Morso Wine Bar. Lynn is one of the organizers of the event.

The Harbor History Museum and Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association are sponsoring the event and funds raised will help support both those organizations.

Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival
When: Aug. 7
Where: The grounds of the Harbor History Museum
Address: 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor
Tickets: $75 each
Phone: 253-858-6722

Here is the most recent list of participants, straight from the organizers:

Wine Exhibitors
Vine and Sun (Barons V)
De Lille Cellars
Terra Blanca
Elk Cove Winery
Red Sky
Canyon Bay
Mercer Estates
Cana’s Feast
Pont 21
Camaraderie Cellars

Food Exhibitors
Chambers Bay
Dry Soda
Beechers Cheese
Bella Cupcakes
Carter’s Chocolates
Peace of the Earth
Anthony’s Restaurant
Brix 25
Morso Wine Bar
Tides Tavern
Green Turtle Restaurant
Seattle Caviar
Thundering Wolf Beef
Clearwater Casino
Ohana Harbor Coffee Company

Cooking/Kitchen Demonstrations
Chef Fabio Viviani
Anthony’s Restaurant
Brix 25
Chef Craig Haslebacher (Mallard’s Landing. He competed against Bobby Flay recently)

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