Wednesday November 4, 2009
Northwest Food & Wine Festival
November 14, 2009
In 2009 The Northwest Food and Wine Festival will continue its quest in becoming the definitive wine festival in Portland with a targeted half day wine and food celebration created to present a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Held on Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum Exhibit Hall in the Blazers Rose Quarter Complex the festival kicks off with the Big Grand Wine Tasting Event on the main floor of the exhibit hall. Guests can expect a floor filled with over 800 wines and 50 restaurants and gourmet food tastes which feature an incredible array of options for guests. They will receive a commemorative wine glass, and be able to navigate the floor, smelling,savoring and seeing the bounty of the Northwest, delighting in its offerings. Wines and restaurants and gourmet food distributors are intermingled creating a wonderful opportunity for guests to try the gourmet pairings that are created. Whether enjoying the raw oysters and wonderful seafood bar, the chocolate fountains with fresh strawberries or the one on one conversations with the restaurants involved all will appreciate the epicurean atmosphere. Certified sommeliers and chefs will be available to answer questions about wines and their establishments. Industry booths of gourmet food, wine and culinary accoutrement's will introduce their brand or product to attendees.
A silent auction for charity adds to the overall fun and enjoyment.
Live music in several locations on the festival floor feature incredible musicians that only add pleasure for the ears as every sense is joyously engaged by this purely decadent evening. Music by Joel Kabakov accompanied by Antonia Kabakov, Jay "Bird" Koder, Jim Fisher, Ronnie Robins.
and food lovers will savor and remember the flavors they experienced at the
Northwest Food and Wine Festival long after the doors to The Memorial Coliseum
Many wineries will be offering bottle and case discounts and free shipping. Guests will have the opportunity to find that great wine buy!
Get your tickets
now and be ready to .....
Sip, Taste and Swirl!