Spill It!- Oct. 2010

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Il Fornaio

Italy’s Northwest: The Wines of Piemonte

Oct. 20 Winemaker Dinner with Vito Montanarelli of Gioia Wine Imports


"The first thing to remember about matching food and wine is to forget the rules."

— Vito Montanarelli


Il Fornaio Seattle invites you to lift your glass in cheer to enjoy a delicious, wine-paired meal featuring beloved wine expert Vito Montanarelli of Gioia Wine Imports, who will share his favorite Italian wines from Piemonte. This Northwestern corner of Italy is best known for its Barolo and Barbaresco, made from the Nebbiolo grape, and Asti Spumante, a sparking wine made from the Moscato grape. Sip Piemonte’s best, paired thoughtfully with five courses of authentic Italian fare by Il Fornaio Chef-Partner Franz Junga.


$45 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity); Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.

For reservations, please call (206) 264-0994


600 Pine Street

Pacific Place, Seattle


Oct. 21, $10 Monthly Wine Tasting with Rodrigo Redmont of Cantine Talamonti wines


The third Thursday monthly wine tasting on Oct. 21 brings Rodrigo Redmont from Cantine Talamonti wines of Abruzzo, Italy. Enjoy special selections (from a crisp Trebbiano to the beloved red, ModA’) alongside delicious Il Fornaio antipasti from Chef-Partner Franz Junga. $10 per person. Tasting begins at 6 p.m. at the Café in the Pacific Place Atrium. More about the winery can be found at www.cantinetalamonti.com.


600 Pine Street, Seattle. www.ilfornaio.com

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Parties that Cook

Sizzle and Swirl Cooking Class at Efeste Winery  – Oct. 16, 7- 9 p.m.


At this exciting, hands-on cooking party, guests are welcomed, given an introductory cooking lesson, and broken into cooking teams. Each team collaborates on a given recipe from the evening's tapas menu while sipping wine and listening to upbeat music. The group then savors the fruits of their labor for a delicious finish. After the event, copies of the recipes, digital photos, and e-mail address aliases are sent to the group. No cooking experience is required.


Tickets are $95 per person, which includes wine-tasting, professional instruction using the finest, fresh ingredients, follow-up recipes and the post-instruction opportunity to communicate with your fellow cooking classmates.


For more information, email info@partiesthatcook.com or call at 415-441-3595.


Bradley & Mikel’s Pearl Bar and Dining

Fall Winemaker Series – Long Shadows Nov. 3


With two sold out winemaker events already this fall, your last chance to get in on Pearl’s Fall Winemaker Series looms Wednesday, Nov. 3, when it welcomes Long Shadows Wineries featured winemaker, Gilles Nicault. This collection of ultra-premium wines, in which each winemaker is a part owner in the company, brings a portfolio of individual wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington State's Columbia Valley. Enjoy five courses of Pearl's contemporary Northwest fare paired thoughtfully with Long Shadows selections.


This event is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reception begins at 5:15 p.m. dinner at 6:30 p.m.; limited seating is available. Enjoy complimentary valet parking at the Westin directly across the breezeway.


700 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 50 (Lincoln Square), Bellevue. 425-455-0181. www.pearlbellevue.com 

Follow Pearl on Twitter: @PearlBellevue

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Beringer and Bublé


Beringer & Bublé celebrates two months of music, wine and food in perfect harmony. Sully’s Lounge at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Seattle will feature two great wines from Beringer Vineyards and the music of singing sensation, Michael Bublé. Check with your server to learn more about these featured wines and how to win CDs from recording artist Michael Bublé.


621 Union Street, Seattle. 206-494-4442

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Anthony’s Restaurants

Best of the Season: Huckleberry Beverages

Sip the season while it lasts! During fall, Anthony’s celebrates Washington’s wild mountain huckleberries in fantastic seasonal libations such as Huckleberry Lemonade, homemade lemonade and hand-picked huckleberry sauce over ice ($3.95, or spiked with vodka for $6.95); Chilled Huckleberry Rumtini, using wild huckleberries and sauce shaken with run, Chambord, fresh mint and ice in a chilled martini glass ($7.95), or the Huckleberry Daiquiri, adding a sweet twist to the classic ($7.95).


For more information and locations, please visit www.anthonys.com.



Metropolitan Market

The 2009 Savoureux Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir have arrived!


Oenophiles, here are some new ones to take home: Metropolitan Market proudly announces the arrival of the 2009 Savoureux Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris releases. These Oregon-cultivated wines bring exceptional value, vivid flavor and deep complexity. The Pinot Gris surges with fruit vitality, lending apple and melon flavors for a nice fullness on the palate. The Pinot Noir, hailing from the Willamette Valley, is layered and intricate, assembling notes of black cherry, raspberry, earth, smoke and spice into an elegant package. Quantities are limited, so get them while you can!


For more information, please visit www.metropolitan-market.com.Follow Metropolitan Market on Twitter @MetMarket and Facebook. 

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