Here’s a look at what’s cooking at this weekend’s Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival’s grand tasting, which begins at noon Saturday at the Harbor History Museum.
Tasting tent: More than 60 wineries, craft distilleries, breweries, local restaurants and food companies will serve tastes of a wide swath of food and wine.
Celebrity chefs: Seattle’s Thierry Rautureau will appear at the festival, along with Pat Donahue of Anthony’s Restaurants. Gig Harbor’s Thad Lyman, who co-owns Brix 25 and Netshed No. 9 with wife Katie Doherty, also will appear at the festival.
Cook-off: Watch a celebrity cook-off between Lyman and Donahue. Rautureau will emcee the cook-off.
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Retail store: Wine, beer and spirits for sale on site.
These events are separate from the grand tasting and have registration fees and additional costs.
Winemaker dinners: On Friday (July 24), three Gig Harbor restaurants — JW, Netshed No. 9 and Morso — will offer private winemaker dinners. Visit the festival website for menus and details. Dinners range from $120-$125, with wine pairings.
Classes: Offered apart from the grand tasting event. Visit the festival website for a schedule, but the highlights include cooking demonstrations, wine lectures and food pairing classes. Additional class fees start at $10.
If you go
Grand Tasting: 12-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive.
Tickets: $75 per person, includes tastes of wine and food.
Info: 253-514-0071 or harborwineandfoodfest.com.