December 21, 2014
If you love wine and enjoy fine food, Waterways has a new adventure for your taste buds! We have launched a new series of cruises featuring local wines from award-winning Washington wineries. And unlike the hundreds wine events in and around Seattle area, this is not your typical wine tasting experience! Each cruise highlights select premium wines from a featured winery, meticulously paired with plated courses by our Executive Chef, served and accompanied by a winemaker’s presentation while you cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington.
As you board the yacht for this unique dinner cruise, you will be delighted to see how our elegant Olympic Star is transformed into a tasting room. Burgundy linens, warm candle lights and displays of featured wines make our vessel look cozy and inviting for a night of a gastronomic adventure. And don’t forget the romantic changing views of Seattle that would never bore you during this 2.5 hour cruise.
During the evening of dining and learning, your four tasting wines are presented with tasting notes about each wine and details on each paired food course. The wine expert from the represented winery talks about each wine, the history of production, and other fascinating details of wine making, while our Chef serves delicious courses paired with wines. For a sweet ending to this remarkable dining, a refreshing sorbet is served for dessert. If you particularly loved any wines that you tasted, they are available for sale by the bottle onboard.
Our next cruise in the series is on Friday, January 9,, 2015, featuring Hogue Cellars and its award-winning Reserve Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet and Genesis Riesling. Learn more about the menu pairing on this cruise, including Seared Tuna, Grilled Pear and Gorgonzola Salad and New York Striploin, and join us for an unforgettable wine tasting experience!