Northwest foodies and winos get the ultimate experience at Taste Washington

Over the weekend Visit Seattle hosted Taste Washington at CenturyLink Field Event Center, treating nearly 3,000 Seattleite foodies to tastes from over 50 Pacific Northwest restaurants and pours from 750 featured wines.

Bravo’s Top Chef All Star, Chef Antonia Lofaso, was onsite promoting her new cookbook, The Busy Mom’s Cookbook and hosted a cooking demonstration for her chocolate pudding with salted whipped cream on the Viking Chef Stage.

The celebrity chef also launched her online coffee-based recipe book coinciding with Taste Washington. Lucky, coffee lovers who attended went home with a free copy of the recipe booklet.

In its 16th year, Taste Washington is the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. This year’s event featured wine and food seminars,  Chef Stage demonstrations, and talks from  renowned experts from across the nation leading in-depth explorations of Washington wine, cider and beer.

Chef Terry Rautureau and Chef Antonia Lofaso
Medaglia d’Oro® and cookbook author Chef Antonia Lofaso (The Busy Mom’s Cookbook, Penguin 2012) launched an online recipe book at Taste Washington in Seattle on Saturday, March 23rd

Even if you weren’t able to make it to the event, some names to remember for your next foodie hunt from the weekend were: Pastry Chef Kim Mahar of Seattle Restaurant RN74, celebrity Chef Antonia Lofaso, Chef Sam Crannell of Queen Anne’s Lloyd Martin and Chef Brian Clevenger of Tavolata, Chef Bobby Moore of Barking Frog, Chef Jason Wilson of Crush and Chef Perry Mascitti of Tulalip Resort Casino.