Ethan Stowell & Charles Smith: Best of Washington Food & Wine

The evening begins with a tour lead by Charles Smith, walking through the rustic Northwest space, while enjoying a barrel tasting and an oyster shucking station. Then head upstairs to the expansive tasting room with views of the main runways of Boeing Field and the striking profile of Washington's Mount Rainier. There Chefs Ethan Stowell and Joe Ritchie will prepare a five-course Pacific Northwest dinner for guests, thoughtfully paired with magnum, reserve and library wines from Charles Smith.

With an open kitchen, warm space and Seattle’s best food and wine visionaries as the evening’s hosts, it’s a culinary night to remember. 

WHAT: Tours, tastings and dinner hosted by Charles Smith,  Chefs Ethan Stowell and Joe Ritchie
WHEN: Friday, January 27th, 2017
WHERE: Charles Smith Wines Jet City - 1136 South Albo Way, Seattle WA
COST: $360 per person, plus 20% service charge and 9.6% tax
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: A limited number of tickets are available for this experience online.

Menu by Chefs Ethan Stowell and Joe Ritchie
Wines paired by Charles Smith with 90 points or higher rating

Raw bar
Oysters on the Half Shell; Tuna Poke; Crudo Bites
2013 Wines of Substance, Substance Sauvignon Blanc

First course
Dungeness Crab Salad
2007 K Vintners, K Viognier

Second course
Seared Scallop, Salsify Soup, Black Trumpet Mushroom
2013 SIXTO, Frenchman Hills Vineyard Chardonnay

Third course

Roasted Duck Breast, Smoked Yam, Hazelnuts
2008 K Vintners, K The Boy Grenache

Fourth course

Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Black Truffle Gnocchi, Wilted Greens
2007 Charles Smith, Old Bones Syrah

Fifth course

Chocolate Dessert

About the Hosts

A self-taught winemaker, Charles Smith is a true artisan and a pioneer in the wine world. In 2008, K Vintners was recognised by Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the “Best New Wineries of the Last Ten Years,” and as “Winery of the Year” in their annual buying guide. In 2009, Food & Wine awarded Charles “Winemaker of the Year” and in 2010 Seattle Magazine recognised Charles as their “Winemaker of the Year.”

Ethan Stowell, whose 13 Seattle restaurants define what Pacific Northwest food is all about, was named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America in 2008 and was nominated several times as “Best Chef Northwest” by the James Beard Foundation.

Chef Joe Ritchie opened Goldfinch Tavern with much acclaim. Born and raised in Washington, Ritchie was a 2015 StarChefs Seattle Rising Star and named Seattle Met’s “Next Hot Chef.”

The Best of Washington experience is part of Four Seasons Taste of Place offerings. Taste of Place is a global initiative that features a curated collection of immersive culinary and beverage experiences, available only through Four Seasons, that invites guests and local gourmands to take a look at diverse local culinary practices, traditions and experiences. Follow the #TasteofPlace hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.