The Gala

date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
time: 4:00 pm
location: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville
price: $500 per person

This is the Grand Finale and not-to-be-missed wine event of the year! Vintner table hosts will guide guests through the evening with wines alongside a multi-course dinner served by renowned Seattle area chefs.

The evening will be filled with one-of-a-kind auction lots focusing on wine, food, travel and unique experiences you can't find anywhere else.

This year, Gala begins earlier in the day with chef tasting tents, a barrel auction on the lawn and more before we gather in the tent for dinner and a live auction full of amazing opportunities.

4:00 PM - Arrival Party and Social Hour on the Lawn

6:00 PM - Dinner and Live Auction in the Main Tent

9:00 PM - Dancing and Late Night Dessert

Social Hour Menu

Social Hour Menu

Hama Hama and Island Creek Oyster Bar - Renee Erickson, Bar Melusine

 Grilled Octopus heirloom corn sope, Summer squash mole, almond - John Sundstrom, Lark

Papdi Chaat crispy wheat puffs topped with a medley of vegetables; dressed with tamarind and mint chutneys - Lisa Nakamura, Project Feast and Gnocchi Bar

Dungeness Crab Salad celery, shallots, lemon-cayenne aïoli, micro greens, house baguette - Robb Kirby, Purple Cafè and Wine Bar

Bay Scallop Ceviche melon, lime, and mint  - Janet Hedstrom, SMWE

Smoked Lamb compressed watermelon, haricot vert, corsican cheese, green olive - Thierry Rautureau, Luc and Loulay Kitchen & Bar

Gala Dinner Menu

Gala Menu

First Course
Chilled Smoked Sablefish & Dungeness Crab Cocktail horseradish vinaigrette and roasted pear tomato - Paul Duncan, Ray’s Boathouse

Second Course
Charred Summer Cabbage, sprouts & seeds, banyuls, yarmuth farms tomme - Josh Henderson, Huxley Wallace Collective

Entree Course
Kalbi Short Rib klesick’s farms sugar snap pea puree, enoki and grilled fennel marinated salad, white horse farms blueberry jam, garlic chive - Perry Mascitti, Tulalip Resort Casino

 (Vegetarian, gluten and dairy free main course option) Kalbi Marinated Grilled Tofu with Cucumber Kimchi - Klesick Farms sugar snap peas puree, enoki and grilled fennel marinated salad, white horse farms blueberry jam, garlic chive

Peterson’s Cheese Course (plated by Tulalip)
Le Pommier Camembert; Fourme D Albert, Terre Des Volcans; Comte Summer Milk, Saut Du Doubs; Cheddar Traditional W Wine, Irish Creamery; Nuts Over Olives, BobbySue’s Nuts; Sour Cherry Jam, Divina; and Mini Croccantini, LaPanzanella

Dessert Buffet - Nikol Nakamura, Tulalip Resort Casino
Huckleberry Sundae vanilla ice cream, Huckleberry syrup, lemon curd, oat streusel, whip cream and topped with a purple macaron
Nectarine Galette summer nectarines baked in a pate brisee crust; topped with vanilla ice cream
Champagne Bon Bons
Wine Gummy Bears
Red Wine Brownies


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This is the day to let your summer style shine. Cocktail attire is recommended, no tie or jacket required. Colors, hats, accessories and great shoes encouraged! NOTE: Due to the nature of the outdoor gathering on the lawn, we'd recommend wedges over pointed-heel shoes. You may want to bring a wrap or jacket for later in the evening and possibly a second pair of shoes for when the dancing starts!