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 FestivalWhen: Aug. 7Where: The grounds of the Harbor History MuseumAddress: 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig HarborTickets: $75 eachInfo: http://www.harborwineandfoodfest.com/Phone: 253-858-6722
Here is the most recent list of participants, straight from the organizers:
Wine ExhibitorsVine and Sun (Barons V)De Lille CellarsTerra BlancaElk Cove WineryRed SkyHestiaCanyon BayHedgesMercer EstatesCana’s FeastPont 21DunhamSeiaObeliscoCamaraderie Cellars
Food ExhibitorsChambers BayDry SodaBeechers CheeseBella CupcakesCarter’s ChocolatesPeace of the EarthAnthony’s RestaurantBrix 25Morso Wine BarTides TavernGreen Turtle RestaurantSeattle CaviarThundering Wolf BeefClearwater CasinoOhana Harbor Coffee Company
Cooking/Kitchen DemonstrationsChef Fabio VivianiAnthony’s RestaurantBrix 25Chef Craig Haslebacher (Mallard’s Landing. He competed against Bobby Flay recently)