Sunday, November 14, 2010

Magical Weekend of Wine, Food and Music – November 12th and 13th

Friday night in Everett, Wine Tasting - Wicked Cellars, Sushi - Daruma Japanese Restaurant and Music at Sojen Cellars
This Friday Wicked Cellars hosted Cru Selections, who brought a selection of wines from smaller producers in Oregon and Washington.

2009 Lumos Gewurztraminer***+ peach, spice, floral, balanced, a very lovely Gewurztraminer

2008 Twelve Winery Estate White*** off dry, apricots, pleasant texture

2007 Thistle Pinot Noir** red berry, herbal

2007 Brittan 'Basalt Block' Pinot Noir*** black cherries, allspice, smoky

2009 El Corazon 'Super Nova' Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills**** Lavender, vibrant, minerals, tannins, Star of the tasting, which out Argentina!

2007 J Scott Cabernet Sauvignon**+ currents, laid back

After a little wine tasting we were off to Daruma Japanese Restaurant*** for a little sushi. This is a wonderful little restaurant on the Everett water front. It’s a little confusing with part of the restaurant in front and in back. We spend are time in the back with the view of the Sound. I tried a new sushi roll. Not sure what its called, but it’s a California roll with sliced salmon on top with Black Tobiko (flying fish roe) on top. Very good…

Next stop on the way home was Sojen Cellars for a musical treat. May Palmer was back again this weekend. If you haven't heard May's powerful, yet soulful performances then you are missing a real gem of a performer.

Saturday a Magical night at Key Arena, Seattle Washington - Wine tasting and the taste of local restaurants at Gusto 2010, Everett Washington.

Seeing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Key Arena was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. They are a must see for everyone…

Now the Key Arena is another story, the seats are terrible. Sitting for over two hours was torture. Waiting for almost an hour to get out of the parking garage was no treat ether, but we by luck did manage to leave by the correct exit and made good time to I-5.

Our next stop of the night was Gusto

More than 100 wines were there for tasting at Gusto! A World of Great Tastes, with food from 15 local restaurants. Local microbreweries also showcase their beer. The Tim Koss Trio played in the “wine cellar.” All the proceeds went toward the Everett Community College Foundation, which, funds college scholarships, equipment and programs.

The food highlight for us was the Indian cuisine from Centerplate a catering company and Lombardi’s Neighborhood Restaurant Italian Wild Boar dish.
Our friends from Lombardi’s Neighborhood Restaurant Italian

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