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Seattle-Champagne For The Holidays!

Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM
The home of Chapter Vice President
Kathy Passage
1232 7th Ave South
Edmonds, WA  
Terese Flaherty-Vaniman
425 882-1621
Wine Pairing Dinner
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The Seattle Chapter of Women For WineSense Presents
Champagne For The Holidays!

Monday, November 13th, 2017
6:30pm at

The home of Chapter Vice President
Kathy Passage
1232 7th Avenue South
Edmonds, Washington 98020

Featuring Sommelier Dawn Smith
Karen Binder, Madison Park Café Catering

We are so thrilled to welcome Sommelier Dawn Smith to our Women For WineSense holiday event! She is a trained chef, and a culinary instructor, Dawn began taking wine classes, and her career path went a different direction. Dawn has earned certifications from the International Sommelier Guild, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. She has an incredible resumé, including positions at some of the best Seattle area restaurants: Assistant Wine Director at Canlis, Wine Director for Heavy Restaurant Group's Bellevue Purple Café & Wine Bar and Barrio Restaurant, and Wine Director and General Manager at Café Juanita.  Dawn is now a Sommelier at Bellevue's John Howie Steak, guiding diners through their incredible wine list. She will join us and share her expertise on Champagne - just in time for the holidays!

Also joining us will be Karen Binder of Madison Park Café Catering and Binder's Bottles, her retail wine business. Karen owned the charming Madison Park Café for over 30 years, and she now focuses on catering and doing private wine tastings and consultations for clients who want the best pairings for their events. Karen catered our October 2016 Pairing Wine and Herbs event, impressing us all with her what she created. Her menu for this event will pair perfectly with the Champagnes Dawn and Karen - two bubbleaficionadoshave selected for us! 

Also joining us will be John Griffin from Grape Expectations Distributors to help describe the wines we'll be enjoying.

On the piano will be Musician Nick Baker, putting us in the holiday mood with some seasonal tunes!

Passed Appetizers
Smoked Salmon on Crostini with Crème Fraiche
Devilled Eggs with Dijon Mustard and Caviar
Bailly-Lapierre Crèmant de Bourgogne Brut Reserve
First Course
Mini Crab Cakes with Aioli
 Moutard Brut Grande Cuvée Champagne

Second Course
Leek and Potato Soup with Fresh Chives
Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne
Main Course
Pan Seared Wild Salmon with Champagne Beurre Blanc, Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, 
Haricots Verts with Olive Oil and Lemon Zest
*Roasted Vegetable Filled Portobella Mushroom, Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Haricots Verts
Gardet Brut Champagne 
Francois Diligent Brut Rosé Champagne

Fennel Almond and Dried Cranberry, Candied Ginger, and Pistachio Biscotti
Ca Gialla Moscato d'Asti

Members are $62.00, nonmembers are $72.00.

*If you want the vegetarian main course option, RSVP then email to let us know.*

Champagnes will be available for purchase, just in time for your holiday entertaining!

Please note the system charges a $3.00 processing fee for WWS nonmembers to pay by credit card. To RSVP & pay by check, email to confirm, then mail your check (made out to Seattle Women For WineSense) to Terese Flaherty-Vaniman, 6910 Old Redmond Rd. G-120, Redmond, WA 98052. Your check must be received 3 days after your RSVP is made. After that time your space will be released. Please contact us with questions about the event, the website or method of payment at 425.882.1621. This event is nonrefundable after November 1st. All refunds will be made by check less a $5.00 service fee.