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Save on tickets to the 7 th Annual Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival

Gig Harbor, WA – The 2017 Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting Event will

feature some of the best Chef’s the Pacific Northwest has to offer, several of which will be

battling it out in two cook-off competitions under the watchful eye of Chef Thierry Rautureau, the

Chef in the Hat. Wine & Food lovers will enjoy sampling the best of what more than 50 regional

restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries have to offer. The Grand Tasting Event will be

held on the grounds of the Harbor History Museum on Saturday, July 29, from Noon – 4:30pm.

Early Bird ticket pricing saves $10 per ticket at until the tax day

deadline of April 17!

Returning for his fourth appearance at the festival is the always entertaining Chef in the Hat,

Thierry Rautureau. Chef/Owner of Luc and Loulay Kitchen & Bar in Seattle (the Seattle Met

Restaurant of the Year 2014), his culinary knowledge, combined with his enjoyable sense of

humor, will make for an entertaining afternoon. He has won various awards including the James

Beard Award for Best Chef in the Pacific Northwest in 1998, and has been awarded the Chevalier

de l’Ordre Du Merite Agricole by the French. Chef Rautureau will emcee and moderate two

cook-offs featuring four regionally accomplished chefs, all of which have proven themselves in

numerous cooking competitions.

Act now and save $10 per ticket off the regular $80 admission price with “Early Bird” pricing

through April 17. “This is a fantastic event, and each year tickets do sellout” said Josh Sherwin,

co-chair of the Festival’s steering committee. “Be sure to get your tickets's a great way

to celebrate getting your taxes done!” Tickets can be purchased at

The Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival, presented by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront

Alliance and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor, was recognized with the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Promotion Award, given by the Washington State Main Street Program as part of their Excellence on Main Awards. Proceeds from the event will help fund the Gig Harbor Cushman Connection Trail Project and other local projects and causes in the downtown waterfront area.

For all the latest details visit or contact the Alliance office at


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