Salty's Redondo, Brix 25 in Gig Harbor and Primo Grill in Tacoma will host dinners in May with brewers and winemakers. Click "more" to read about the dinners with brewers from Sierra Nevada and winemakers from Boushey Vineyards and Abacela Vineyards.
May 6: Abacela Vineyards at Primo GrillWhen: 6:30 p.m. May 6Where: Primo Grill, 601 Pine St., TacomaInfo: $75 for the four-course meal paired with four wines. Call 253-383-7000 to reserve a seat.From the restaurant, "We'll feature the super tasty Alabarino, Malbec and Temperanillo wines from this Oregon winery in a four course dinner of Mediterranean treats."
May 13: Sierra Nevada at Salty's at RedondoWhen: 6 p.m. May 13Where: Salty's at Redondo Beach, 28201 Redondo Beach Drive S., Des MoinesInfo: $64.99 for five courses paired with beer. Call Call Scott McDowell at 253-945-8248 to reserve a seat.From the restaurant, "Our menu is a collaboration of Chef Gabriel Cabrera's delectable cuisine and Beverage Manager Scott McDowell's keen palate for pairing. They will discuss how and why they selected each pairing, and a brewmaster from Sierra Nevada will talk about the beers.McDowell says, 'guests will love these pairings, especially the story of the Ovila Abbey Dubbel developed in collaboration with the centuries-old monastic brewing tradition of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in California. The fifth course, Crème Brulee Trio, is paired perfectly with Sierra Nevada’s 30th Anniversary Brewers Reserve Grand Cru, a very special blend of their three most popular vintages and a tribute to Salty’s at Redondo’s own 30th anniversary, which we will celebrate in December.' "
May 19: Boushey Vineyards at Brix 25 When: 6 p.m. May 19Where: Brix 25, 7707 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor Info: $89 per person for the four-course dinner paired with five wines. Call Daniel at 253-858-6626 to reserve a seat. From the restaurant, "Our first dinner in our 2011 Specialty Dinner Series is approaching. In a few weeks, we welcome Dick Boushey of Boushey Vineyards to the restaurant.After a few years of bringing you intimate experiences with Northwest winemakers, we are excited to bring you even closer to the source of great NW wines. Dick Boushey, the owner of Boushey Vineyards (NW Vineyard of 2011) will be in house to talk about the incredible wines that are made with fruit from his vineyard."