A foodie friend of mine told me about this event a few months ago. She had been in previous years and said it’s a great event. I don’t remember exact ticket prices, but it was something like $150 for the public or $89 with the USBank Flexperks card. I was able to buy tickets for 7 other friends just fine. This year, it was held at the Columbia Tower Club, which has some of the best views of Seattle. The event started at 6:30PM, and we got there a bit early and it was already pretty packed.
When we arrived, there was a “bar area” set up with some complimentary cocktails – a vodka tonic and 2 other ones. Excuse my memory because the night is hazy due to the open bar. =) After a few drinks, we noticed waiters going around with some hors d’oeuvres. Not just a few, but A LOT of different options. You’ll see below.
Dinner started at around 7:30pm. I was shocked when I sat down and noticed all the glasses. YESSSSSS! Comes with wine pairings! The 7 course dinner was A LOT. I remember I drank all of my Elk Cove reisling, and my friend got the waitress to pour me some more. I remember some friends went to go back to the open bar. One friend was falling asleep by course 4 due to food + wine coma. We were probably done by 11:00PM or so.
If the tour is coming to your city and you have a USB Flexperks card, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU ATTEND! I mean where else can you get a 7 course dinner with an open bar all for $90? This was like a high end wedding dinner.