Salty’s on Alki Beach and 40 Northwest boutique wineries invite you to taste an extensive collection of Syrah while enjoying one of Seattle’s best views. Join Salty’s on Wednesday, April 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for wine and food to benefit FareStart.

For this year’s event, the top sommeliers in the city will be at Salty’s to vote on the winning wines. Joining us will be Jameson Fink, Wine Editor – Foodista.com, Food & Wine Contributor – Dabble Magazine; Chris Nishiwaki, Freelance Food & Wine Writer; Christopher Gronbeck with Seattle Wine Calendar; Antoine Pin, Underground Winos; Jennifer Schmitt, Willows Lodge; Steve Body, Chef & P-I Blogger of The Pour Fool; Sean Sullivan with WA Wine Report; Ted Furst with Le Grand Bistro Americain; Chad with C&G Wines; Jon with Bin 41; Jason Erikson, Wine Director with Poppy Restaurant; Duane Pemberton with Winefoot.com; Yashar Shayan, Sommelier with Wine World; Phil Masssey with Wine World; and Tim O’Brien, Salty’s sommelier.

On April 18th, Salty’s will host a Dinner with the Winners featuring the six wines voted on by the top sommeliers in the city. Salty’s Chef Jeremy and Sommelier Tim O’Brien will create a six course menu paired with the best Syrahs in Washington and featuring local produce. Each winning winemaker will be back at Salty’s to talk about their wines and the pairing of the dishes at this dinner. Dinner is from 7:00-8:30, $100/person, limited to 75 people.

Syrah is seducing wine enthusiasts who have an affection for red wines with bold spices, rich fruit and silky texture. Salty’s chefs will serve appetizers designed to showcase Syrah’s outstanding affinity for food. Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire, of Seattle Uncorked and Wine World, and Salty’s Sommelier Tim O’Brien, this very popular 11th annual event always sells out, so buy tickets today! This year, for the first time, the wines will be available for sale, so guests can build their wine cellar while enjoying Salty’s skyline view.

A portion of your $45 ticket will benefit FareStart. Here’s our growing list of wineries to enjoy:
Apex at Alder Ridge
Bunnell Family Cellars
Cedar River Cellars
Four Lakes Winery
Gamache Vintners
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
Jones of WA
Kana Winery
Kerloo Cellars
Kitzke Cellars
Lantz Cellars
Native Sun
NHV-Naches Heights Vineyard
Patterson Cellars
Piccola Cellars
Purple Star Wines
Redmond Ridge Winery
Shingleback
Skylite Cellars
Smasne Cellars
Tapteil Vineyard Winery
Trust Cellars

On the Buffet
Grilled Frisee and Radicchio Salad with Honey Tangerines, Pulled Berkshire Pork and Manchego Cheese
Pacific Shrimp and Trofi Pasta with Fava Beans, English Pea and Vine-Ripened Yellow Tomato

Grilled Zucchini Succotash with Giant Italian Beans, Smoked Country Ham and Sweet Pepper
Southern Smoked Turkey with Jezebel Sauce

Watch for Trays
Smoked Salmon Mousse in Filo Cups with Herb Pistou and Chum Caviar
Pork Lumpia with Plum Dipping Sauce
Dungeness Crab Bisque Shooters with Crispy Fried Rice and Lemon

Served
Mini Dogs on our Patio, Grilled Housemade Sausage Served in a Brioche Roll with Charred Peppers, Sweet Onions and Cream Cheese
Blackened Cod Tacos with Cabbage Pico de Gallo and Cilantro Crème
The Odd Couple Pairing Chocolate with Bacon by Pastry Chef James Gibson

FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Over the past 20 years, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 6,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 5 million meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://getinvolved.farestart.org/sexysyrah or call 206.267.6213

About Salty’s Seafood Grills:
Salty’s Seafood Grills are Seattle and Portland’s “Premier Seafood Restaurants”™ offering extensive menus featuring fresh Northwest seafood, USDA prime aged charbroiled steaks, local produce, and delicious house-made desserts. Located on prime waterfront beaches, Salty’s Restaurants give you unrivaled views in both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Recently, the readers of Seattle.Citysearch.com and Portland.Citysearch.com voted Salty’s the Best Brunch and Best Waterfront Restaurant in Seattle and Best Seafood Restaurant in Portland. Our Bar-Cafés feature live entertainment on select evenings where you can enjoy cocktails, Northwest seafood appetizers, and smaller meals. Our outdoor decks are open in season for al fresco dining, and our private dining rooms are the best in Seattle and Portland for catered meetings, private parties or wedding receptions – with specialized services, we do everything for you. For additional information and reservations, please visit www.saltys.com. Follow us on Twitter at SaltysSeafood and LIKE us on Facebook at SaltysSeafood (Alki).

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