Sip & Stroll
Enjoy the evening strolling throughout the downtown waterfront and savoring sips and tastes at participating locations. Many businesses will stay open late tonight so you can shop while you stroll too!
We will be pouring our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Janaina Sensacao Red Blend.
Anthony’s Restaurant is the Title Sponsor for this year’s event and their Executive Chef, Pat Donahue, will be participating as the Festival’s Celebrity Chef, sharing his culinary magic in a cooking demonstration and will be facing local favorite, Chef Thad Lyman, in a celebrity cook-off. Crowd favorite from 2014, Chef Thierry Rautureau from Loulay and Luc, will also be presenting a cooking demo and emceeing the celebrity cook-off.
Tasting tents with 60+ wineries, craft distilleries, breweries and select fine restaurants and food purveyors
Celebrity chef appearances: Pat Donahue, Executive Chef for Anthony’s Restaurants; “Chef in the Hat” Thierry Rautureau, Loulay Kitchen & Bar and Luc Restaurants; Chef Thad Lyman, Brix25 and Net Shed #9
Celebrity Chef cook-off: Chef Pat Donahue competes against Gig Harbor’s own Chef Thad Lyman, emceed by Chef Thierry Rautureau
Onsite retail store for featured wine, brews and spirits
A wide selection of educational offerings, including wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, mixed drinks, and beer pairings, is available for additional ticket purchase. Space is limited; buy your class tickets when you purchase your Grand Tasting Event ticket today!
Book signings by local cookbook authors.
Kitzke Cellars double gold cabernet and cabernet sauvignon are now available at Harbor Greens in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. Pick up a bottle for the holiday season and make sure you toss a couple Upsidedown Method Reds in the cart while your there!