Taste of Tulalip 2012 – Early Info and Tickets Now Available

Taste of Tulalip Nov 9-10, 2012

Last year I attended the Taste of Tulalip and had a great time.  The food and wine were top quality.  The tickets for this year’s event are now on sale, so I thought I would give you early notice so that you can buy your tickets before they sell out.  The event has a Friday night Gala Dinner, which has several courses paired with wine, and of course has entertainment through the evening.  On Saturday there is the Grand Taste, which is a large tasting room with Washington, Oregon, California, and Italian wines, with food stations interspersed throughout the winery tables.  So you can have a sip of wine, then try it with one of the many appetizers.  Trying food and wine together is a different experience than just tasting wine on it’s own.  There is a chemistry between the textures and flavours of the wines combining / interacting with those of the food. In addition on Saturday there are a few cooking demonstrations/events, and a private Magnum Party at the mpulse lounge.  The Magnum Party is something you should not miss.  A magnum is a double sized bottle.  Wines from these bottles age more slowly than in smaller bottles.  The wines last year were outstanding.  There was Penfolds Grange, Opus One, Louis Roederer Cristal and many more.  Here are links to my Taste of Tulalip blog articles from last year:

If you like the wines, there is an onsite store where many of the wines are for sale.  Enjoy!

Friday November 9 – ARRIVE AND CELEBRATE…


King Salmon and Autumn Spiced Lamb Chops, Refreshing Grapefruit, A Study in Beef, and Sweet Ending from 2011
  • Tasting Reception: 6:00 PM
  • Celebration Dinner: 7:00 PM
  • Honorary Winemaker: Christopher Sparkman, Sparkman Cellars
  • Featured Celebration Dinner Wineries: Sparkman Cellars, WA;
    Roederer Estate, CA; Vignalta, Veneto; Penner Ash, OR;
    La Sirena, Napa; Chateau de Beaucastel, FR and
    Woodinville Wine Cellars, WA
  • Host Emcee “Thirsty Girl”, Leslie Sbrocco
  • Taste of Tulalip Retail Wine Shop

Saturday November 10 – SIP, SAVOR, & LEARN…


Taste of Tulalip 2011- A variety of wine bottles at the Grand Taste
  • Featuring over 120 wineries from Washington, Oregon, California,
    France and Italy, paired with the Resort’s outstanding cuisine.
  • Hours: 2:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Honorary Winemaker: Christopher Sparkman, Sparkman Cellars
  • 65 Washington wineries
  • 20 Napa Valley wineries “Highway 29”
  • 20 Oregon wineries
  • 20 Italian wineries



  • 11:30 AM: Wine Jeopardy with Leslie Sbrocco.
  • 12:30 PM: Cooking demonstration with Chef Marcus Samuelsson.
    Join Chef Samuelsson – a 3-Time James Beard Award Winner, TV
    personality and author for a cooking demonstration, table talk,
    along with a question and answer session with Executive Chef
    Perry Mascitti and emcee Leslie Sbrocco.
  • 1:30 PM: Private Magnum Party at the mpulse Lounge. Indulge
    yourself at the Private Magnum Party at the mpulse Lounge with
    Seattle wine expert Christopher Chan as your host. Experience
    some of the highly sought after and elite wines from around the
    world, hand selected by Tulalip’s Sommelier Tommy Thompson
    and paired with a menu of Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s tasty
  • 1:30 PM: Early entrance into the Grand Taste
  • Hours: 2:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Honorary Winemaker: Christopher Sparkman, Sparkman Cellars
  • 65 Washington wineries
  • 20 Napa Valley wineries “Highway 29”
  • 20 Oregon wineries
  • 20 Italian wineries
  • 20 French wineries
  • Craft beer selection at the Oasis Pool
  • Multiple food stations by Tulalip Resort’s award winning chefs
  • Taste of Tulalip Retail Wine Shop
  • 4:00 PM Rock-n-Roll Cooking Challenge judged by “Thirsty Girl”
    Leslie Sbrocco, Guest Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Chef Wayne

Here is the link to all the tickets.  Enjoy!

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