Event: Volunteer Park Cafe Host Evesham Wood and Haden Fig Wine Dinner

SEATTLE, WA – Ericka Burke welcome Oregon winemaker, Erin Nuccio to Volunteer Park Cafe on Tuesday, April 3 for what is sure to be a spectacular evening. Burke has tasted the current releases from Evesham Wood Winery and Haden Fig Wines and created a superb menu for guests to enjoy while talking wine with Nuccio.

Dinner begins at 7pm and cost is $95/person. Reservations are required. Please call the cafe at 206.328.3155 or book online at www.alwaysfreshgoodness.com.

The menu for the evening is as follows:
Dungeness Crab Salad with English Pea, Celery & Tarragon Aioli
Haden Fig, Chardonnay, 2010

Leek Risotto with Fried Duck Egg
Haden Fig, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2010
Evesham Wood, Eola Amity Pinot Noir, 2010

Braised Duck Leg with Fennel & Strawberry Salad
Haden Fig, Rose, 2011

Beef Cheeks with Potato Puree & Pea Tendrils
Haden Fig, Cancilla Pinot Noir, 2010
Evesham Wood, Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir, 2009

Salted Caramel Tart
Stumptown Coffee

Founded by Russ and Mary Raney in 1986 and sold to Erin and Jordan Nuccio in 2010, Evesham Wood is nestled on a lower terrace of the Eola-Amity Hills’ eastern slope in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They also have an east facing 13-acre estate vineyard, Le Puits Sec that was planted in 1986. At Evesham Wood, small is beautiful and to maintain a high level of quality, winemaker, Erin Nuccio, relies on two basic principles: obtaining optimally ripe low-yield fruit from the best possible sites in the area, and using minimal intervention in the winemaking process.

Evesham Wood obtained organic certification for both their estate vineyard and winery from Oregon Tilth in 2000. In addition, they are charter members of the Deep Roots Coalition, an advocacy group for wines produced exclusively from non-irrigated vines. Since 2005 Evesham Wood has been associated with the international organic/biodynamic organization, “Renaissance des Appellations”, whose members are required to adhere to rigid organic and quality standards. To learn more, visit www.eveshamwood.com.

Located among the elegant homes of Seattle’s North Capitol Hill, Volunteer Park Cafe (VPC) is the quintessential neighborhood-meeting place.  With mismatched vintage chairs, throw pillows tossed along banquets, and a communal table running the length of the inviting sunlit room – it’s the perfect place to spend time. The food is delicious home-style goodness, house made pastries, savory and sweet, and a selection of fresh salads, soups, and sandwiches provide daytime provisions ordered from friendly faces behind the counter. As the light dims and the candles are lit, table service begins and guests cozy in for rustic pizzas and ever-changing seasonal offerings like Braised Beef Brisket with Creamy Polenta and Greens, Pan Seared Halibut, or the heavenly Pot Pie. VPC offers a generous selection of boutique wines by the glass and bottles of wine can be enjoyed at the cafe or taken to go. VPC is open Tuesday – Friday from 7am – 4:30pm, weekends from 8am – 4:30pm, and dinner is served Tuesday – Saturday from 5:30pm – 9pm. For more information, call 206.328.3155 or visit www.alwaysfreshgoodness.com.

Volunteer Park Cafe is located at 1501 17th Avenue East (at Galer) in Seattle, Washington.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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