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 bit.ly/harborwineandfood2017 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 early...it's a great way
to celebrate getting your taxes done!” Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/harborwineandfood2017.
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 harborwineandfoodfest.com or contact the Alliance office at