Enjoy five days of food, wine, and adventure in Seattle, Washington. Two couples will take up residence downtown at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Seattle for four nights, featuring stunning Elliott Bay and Puget Sound vistas with world-renowned attractions on the Hotel’s doorstep.
Washington State is the second largest producer of high-quality wines in the United States. A curated tour with Barb Telge, Washington wine enthusiast and guide from Barrel Wine Tours, will introduce you to the Woodinville Wine Country. Her half-day private tour includes luxury transportation as well as introductions to the winemakers and three boutique winery stops, including our friends at DeLille Cellars. Finish the day with a wine dinner at Russell Lowell’s, Russell’s Dining Room- a food lover’s delight, a winemaker’s favorite and a warm, friendly setting.
The culinary treats on your trip include a dinner at The Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville. Voted as one of “America’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants” in 2015 by Wine Enthusiast, The Herbfarm, will delight you with unique menus showcasing the exceptional foods and wines of the Pacific Northwest. The Herbfarm’s nine-course dinner, served with five matched wines or special beer pairings, draws its inspiration from the rhythms of the seasons. Ranked as one of “America’s Top Restaurants” by Zagat’s Survey and National Geographic’s “No. 1 Best Destination Restaurant in the World,” The Herbfarm invites you to an evening of exciting dining in rich and comfortable surroundings. Transportation from Seattle to Woodinville is provided.
Another day in Seattle you’ll join instructor Diane LaVonne for a unique view of the “Heart of Seattle.” As you shop the Pike Place Market with your private chef, you will immediately recognize Diane’s approach to food and friends, humor and simplicity. Enter the bright and spacious Market Kitchen, take a seat at the counter and feel yourself relax. Prepare to be delighted as Diane demonstrates how to prepare an authentic Northwest meal with the wonderful, locally sourced ingredients chosen by and for you. When you leave, you will have a satisfied palate, a set of recipes, and a wonderful memory- a true taste of the best Seattle has to offer.
Delight your appetite with fine dining at Canlis featuring contemporary, New American cuisine. Situated in the Queen Anne neighborhood, the restaurant has views of Gas Works Park and the Cascade Mountains. It was built by Peter Canlis in 1950, and remains family-owned. One of the most award-winning restaurants in the greater Northwest, Canlis is ranked in the “Top 20 Restaurants in America” by Gourmet Magazine. Canlis has also been hailed by the New York Times as “Seattle’s fanciest, finest restaurant for over 60 years.” Since 1997, Canlis has been a recipient of the Wine Spectator “Grand Award;” one of only 85 restaurants worldwide to have received the “Grand Award” for its wine collection.
Round out your trip to the Northwest with a day trip to the beautiful Victoria Harbour, BC. Pack your passport, as the full day includes a scenic 45-minute seaplane flight on Kenmore Air from downtown Seattle’s Lake Union to Inner Harbour in Victoria BC. Enjoy the historic sites, eat, and shop at Government Square or explore the Butchart Gardens. Kenmore Air will then fly you back to Lake Union to enjoy your final evening in Seattle.
This lot includes:
- Two (2) rooms for four (4) nights at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
- Chef-led tour of Pike’s Place Market for four (4) people
- Cooking class and lunch led by Diane LaVonne at Diane’s Market Kitchen for four (4) people
- Half-day private wine tour hosted by Barb Telge with transportation
- Private Tasting at DeLille Cellars for four (4) people
- Day trip to Inner Harbour Victoria, BC. including a breathtaking seaplane flight on Kenmore Air
- Dinner for four (4) people at Canlis
- Dinner for four (4) people at The Herbfarm in Woodinville
- Dinner for four (4) people at Russell’s Dining Room
Must travel April-October, 2018 or April-October 2019 on mutually agreeable dates and schedules. Subject to blackout dates.