CLASSES & DEMONSTRATIONSBy popular request, the Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience begins Saturday, July 27 with the return of a selection of wine and food oriented classes. Starting at 10:00am, the classes will be held at venues throughout the downtown waterfront. Tickets are limited and are available at Eventbrite at Bit.ly/wineandfoodexperience2019
|Time||Location||Class Title||Description||Class Size|
|10:00am to 11:00am||Millville Pizza||How to Make a Wood Fired Pizza||Demonstrate the process of pizza dough making from first mix (flour/water/salt/yeast) to dividing, shaping and proofing dough balls. Class includes pizza and glass of wine/beer at end of demonstration. Insturctor: John Ross||15|
|11:00am to 12:00pm||Morso||Wine and Swine Pairing ||It’s time for Wine and Swine! We are exploring the great variety of salumi and pairing it with great wines so you can determine which you like best. At the end, we will have learned about your individual preferences regarding how basic flavors and salt, sweet, hot, spicy and fat play together. Some of the salumi we will sample are prosciutto, speck, coppa, salami, soppressata and more. Eight wines and eight meats…amazing! Instructors: Steven Lynn and Nathan Abbott ||Up to 40 people|
|11:15am to 12:15pm||Brimstone PNW Smokehouse||"Hair of the Dog"||Crafting the perfect morning cocktail can ease the pain that comes from consuming one too many. Enjoy this class while sitting around the bqr at Brimstone PNW Smokehouse.||15|
|11:00am to 12:00pm||7 Seas Brewing||Hop Sensory Class||Come immerse yourself in one of the Northwests most beloved beer ingredients: Hops. Learn the basic biology and history of the plant as we smell, taste, and touch different hop varieties (and some beer!) and discuss the different methods used to attain their flavor and aroma profiles in our beer. Instructors: Chris Clarke- 7 Seas Brewer and Joe|
Korbuszewski- 7 Seas Taproom manager
|11:30am to 12:15pm||Heritage Distilling||Take Your Home Bar to the Next Level||Join Heritage Distilling Co. at their Waterfront Tasting Room for a demonstration of the basics on creating delicious drinks to impress guests at your next cocktail party. The class will cover bar equipment and glassware as well as mixology techniques and garnishes to take your home bar to the next level. Featured drinks will include a Whiskey Sour and Jalopy Punch for you to sample. (Please note, Block Party ticket holders who attend this class will have met their 2oz spirits sampling limit for the Wine & Food Experience event and won't be eligible to taste additional spirits at Heritage Distilling later in the day.)||20|
WATERFRONT BLOCK PARTYWine & Food tasting continues Saturday afternoon, July 27 from 12:30pm to 5pm, during Gig Harbor’s popular Waterfront Block Party throughout the downtown waterfront. Attendees will enjoy wine and food samplings featuring the finest wines, brews, spirits and food from the Pacific Northwest at multiple locations downtown. Discover a variety of entertainment and other happenings interspersed throughout to enhance your Experience. Ticket includes Block Party Map, Souvenier Wine Glass and 15 sip tickets. Early Bird tickets $40 through June 16/Gen. Admission $45 through July 14/Last Minute $50 through July 26/$55 day of event.
|12:30pm - 5:00pm||Waterfront Block Party at twenty-five locations|
|3:00pm - 6:00pm||Purchase your favorite wines at the Event Wine Store located at registration at 7 Seas Brewing.|
|12:00pm - 6:00pm||Shuttle operating throughout the downtown waterfront|
EXCLUSIVE VINTNER DINNER AT BRIX25Still wanting more after a day at the Wine & Food Experience? Enjoy Chef Thad Lyman's culinary creations as he presents a multi course menu of Northwest cuisine paired with a variety of wines presented at the festival. Multiple seating times are available for groups of 2 to 8 - select your preferred time when purchasing your ticket/s. After purchasing your ticket, you must contact Brix 25 to reserve your seating arrangements - (253) 858-6626.
Proceeds from the Brix 25 Vintner Dinner benefits the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance & the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor.