Sunset Supper at Pike Place Mkt Aug 17

23rd ANNUAL SUNSET SUPPER
PIKE PLACE MARKET
Fri. August 17th 7:30-11pm
General Admission: $175
Purchase tickets HERE

Celebrate the fun of Seattle’s Pike Place Market by enjoying the bounty of local food, wine, brews and more! At the height of summer in Seattle we invite you to join us for this special evening at the Market where you will sip and savor your way through many of the region’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries – see a complete list by clicking here! Meet local chefs and winemakers, try your luck in the “Pig Pen”, and dance under the stars to live music.

The Market will transform into the perfect party venue for 1,400 guests and 90+ of our region’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries. All ticket levels include unlimited food and beverages while they last. CLICK HERE to see pics from a recent Sunset Supper!

Proceeds from this event benefit The Market Foundation’s mission to end hunger, care for the sick, educate kids, and find homes for those without – right here in Pike Place Market. Learn more about our work supporting over 11,000 seniors and families in the Market community.

Look below for your favorite local restaurants or discover something new! Sunset Supper features the best food, spirits, beer, and wine the Northwest has to offer.

Vendor List

Look below for your favorite local restaurants or discover something new! Sunset Supper features the best food, spirits, beer, cider, and wine the Northwest has to offer:

 

CABERNET CLASSIC Sat. March 4th

CABERNET CLASSIC Sat. March 4th

SAT. MARCH 4th, 2017
CABERNET CLASSIC
Porsche Bellevue
11910 NE 8th Street, Bellevue
6 – 9 pm – Tickets $75 / VIP $100
To Purchase Tickets

Join us for our 7th Annual event featuring the king of the grapes, The Cabernet Classic! This prestigious event is located at the new Porsche Bellevue!

Cabernet has long been the “KING OF WINES!” Experience the class act of the wine world & the range of this famous grape varietal with a dazzling array of over 50 of the best Cabs from 25 of Washington’s premier wineries.
Enjoy An Array of Cabernet & Cab Based Blends
Featuring 25 of Washington’s Best Cab Producers
Light Noshes
Help Raise Funds For “Talk It Up TV
*Complimentary Valet Parking From Butler Valet

If you love Cabernet, you’ll love “The Cabernet Classic!”

Featuring Cabernet’s From:
Ambassador Wines of WA
Avennia Winery
Bookwalter Winery
Charles Smith / K Vintners
Corlis/Tranche/Secret Squirrel
Côte Bonneville
DeLille Cellars
Den Hoed
EFESTE’
Five Star Cellars
Guardian Cellars
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
Hedges Family Estates
JM Cellars
Lauren Ashton
L’Ecole No. 41
Lobo Hills
Long Shadows/Nine Hats
Mullan Road
Pepperbridge/Amavi
Reininger Winery
Smasne Cellars
Ste Michelle Wine Estates
Upchurch Vineyards
Walla Walla Vintners
Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire & Seattle Uncorked

Cabernet Classic: Porsche Bellevue

CABERNET CLASSIC

Saturday, March 4th

Porsche Bellevue
11910 NE 8th Street, Bellevue
6 – 9 pm – Tickets $75 / VIP $100
To Purchase Tickets

Join us for our 7th Annual event featuring the king of the grapes, The Cabernet Classic! This prestigious event is located at the new Porsche Bellevue!

Cabernet has long been the “KING OF WINES!” Experience the class act of the wine world & the range of this famous grape varietal with a dazzling array of over 50 of the best Cabs from 25 of Washington’s premier wineries.
Enjoy An Array of Cabernet & Cab Based Blends
Featuring 25 of Washington’s Best Cab Producers
Light Noshes
Help Raise Funds For “Talk It Up TV” – changing the world thru positive messaging and acts of kindness for those in need.

 

*Complimentary Valet Parking From Butler Valet

If you love Cabernet, you’ll love “The Cabernet Classic!”

Featuring Cabernet’s From:
Ambassador Wines of WA
Avennia Winery
Bookwalter Winery
Bunnell Family Cellars
Charles Smith / K Vintners
Corlis/Tranche/Secret Squirrel
Côte Bonneville
DeLille Cellars
Den Hoed
EFESTE’
Five Star Cellars
Guardian Cellars
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
Hedges Family Estates
JM Cellars
Lauren Ashton
L’Ecole No. 41
Lobo Hills
Long Shadows
Love That Red Winery
Mullan Road
Noviello Vineyards
Pepperbridge/Amavi
Reininger Winery
Smasne Cellars
Ste Michelle Wine Estates
Upchurch Vineyards
Walla Walla Vintners
Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire & Seattle Uncorked

Three Views on Wine With Oysters

Three Views on Wine With OystersEveryone has a thought on what to choose when it comes to wine with oysters. I feel that you can’t go wrong with white wines that hit all points on the crisp/dry/well-chilled mark. And bubbles are always welcome to the party. But we all have our favorites.

I’m going to go with the 2010 Pepiere Muscadet Clos des Briords.  A lovely, single-vineyard old-vine Muscadet from France’s Loire Valley. This wine was born to be consumed with bivalves. It’s a got a bit more richness and texture than your average Muscadet. And you can get it in magnums! What’s not to love about that? For bubbles, I’m sticking to the Loire and recommending any high-quality Cremant or sparkling wine from that region.

As the European wine buyer here at Esquin, I hope you can forgive me for showing my French bias. But in the interest of highlighting local wines to go with local oysters, I have consulted two bastions of Pacific Northwest wine for their two cents’ (two half shells’?) worth:

  • Clive Pursehouse of the Northwest Wine Anthem: “For Oregon wines that match up well with your favorite shellfish acid is king, and some of the beautiful dry Rieslings from Oregon’s Willamette Valley certainly fit the bill.  You don’t have to go far into the Valley to come across some beautiful cool climate Rieslings with some of the acidity, balance, and zest to properly pair with oysters. You’ll find wonderful examples in the northern end in Chehalem Mountain or Yamhill-Carlton. One example is the Trisaetum Coast Range Vineyard Dry Riesling; it delivers with zesty spice and green apple tartness.  Brilliant acidity brings this Riesling to a beautiful crescendo.”
  • Sean Sullivan of the Washington Wine Report: “The 2010 vintage in Washington saw the type of cool conditions and high acid that leads to fantastic white wines, and particularly wines that go with oysters. Two of my favorites from the 2010 vintage are the Cadaretta SBS and Guardian Cellars Angel Sauvignon Blanc. The 2010 Cadaretta SBS–a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon–has a full, rounded feel, with white grapefruit flavors and tart, mouthwatering acidity. Guardian Cellar’s 2010 Angel Sauvignon Blanc is barrel-fermented, giving the wine a textured feel to balance it’s racy acidity. Both simply should not be consumed without an oyster shell in hand.”

So what is your pick for oysters? I’m always looking for a new wine to enjoy with oysters. And if it requires more research by the dozen, so be it.

Three Views on Wine With OystersThanks to Taylor Shellfish Farms in the Melrose Market and my host Jon Rowley for providing the oysters and the inspiration. (Well, oysters for me. Clive and Sean, I owe you a dozen. Each.) View the winners from Taylor Shellfish’s oyster wine competition.


Three Views on Wine With Oysters