This highly anticipated annual event attracts foodies and beverage enthusiasts worldwide to sample the best cuisine and libations from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We'll give you all the information you need to maximize your Grand Tasting experience right here.
What is The Grand Tasting?
The Grand Tasting is a two-day festival held in the heart of Seattle. More than 200 exhibitors from the Pacific Northwest and worldwide will be on hand to showcase their culinary and beverage creations for visitors to taste and enjoy. This is a fantastic opportunity for food and beverage enthusiasts to try new flavors, meet culinary experts, and learn about food and beverage pairings. There will be live cooking demonstrations, seminars, and other activities along with the tastings. Read more.
When and Where is The Grand Tasting?
The Grand Tasting in Seattle will occur on Saturday, March 11th, and Sunday, March 12th, 2023. The event will be held at the Lumen Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave S Seattle, WA 98134.
Tickets for The Grand Tasting are available online at the event's official website. All tickets include tastings from 200+ wineries and 50+ restaurants. All VIP ticket holders enjoy an exclusive one-hour early entry to the event, access to the VIP Lounge, and a Gift Bag. The ticket includes access to all the tastings and chef demonstrations. Remember that tickets usually sell out quickly, so buying them as soon as possible is best.
The Grand Tasting offers a unique opportunity to taste foods and beverages from renowned culinary experts and beverage makers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Visitors can explore various cuisines, from traditional to contemporary, and taste a wide range of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails. You'll be provided with a tasting glass and a program booklet to help you navigate the event and keep track of your favorite dishes and libations.
In addition to tastings, The Grand Tasting also features chef demonstrations by world-class chefs. You can expect to see some of the best culinary experts in the Pacific Northwest and beyond showcasing their talents and sharing their knowledge about cooking techniques, ingredient selection, and food and drink pairings. The chef demonstrations are a highlight of the event, and you don't want to miss them.
Transportation and Accommodation
Seattle is a bustling city; many transportation options are available to get you to The Grand Tasting. If you're coming from town, several hotel options, such as the Hyatt Regency Seattle or the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, are nearby. Additionally, Seattle has excellent public transportation, including buses, light rail, and ride-sharing services, so you can easily get to and from the event.
The Grand Tasting is an event that any foodie or beverage enthusiast should attend. With a vast selection of food and drink to taste and chef demonstrations, it is something everyone enjoys. Remember to buy your tickets early and arrive early to secure a spot.