Taste Washington takes place on March 26 and 27 with seminars on Saturday at Bell Harbor convention center and the Grand Tasting event Sunday at Qwest Field.
Among the seminars this year: a food and wine pairing class with his famousness Michael Mina. Originally from Ellensburg, Washington, Mina is planning a Seattle version of his San Francisco wine bar RN74, scheduled to open this Spring at Fourth and Pike downtown.
That will be his 19th restaurant, by my count, and yet he has found the time to come cook several dishes for the Taste seminar. Bruce Schoenfeld of Travel and Leisure magazine will lead a panel of sommeliers (Canlis’s Nelson Daquip and three Michael Mina soms) to determine which wines pair best with which dishes, and why.
Your job is to eat and drink alongside them and see if you agree with their picks. I can’t help thinking this sounds like the best Taste Washington seminar ever. The class costs $50, reserve here.