Mark Ryan & Sleight of Hand Wine Dinner at Sip Second Annual Pairing Dinner

SEATTLE, August 11, 2015 — Beloved Washington winemakers Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery and Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars are pairing up again for a terrific six-course meal with wine pairings at Issaquah’s Sip restaurant. The second annual dinner will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, August 25, and is $120/person, including gratuity.

McNeilly and Busch co-produced one of the wines that will be served at the dinner, the Idle Hands Red—a coveted 92% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon wine that was made in very limited quantities and released in 2012. Both winemakers will be in attendance to talk about their wines as the dinner progresses. It’s sure to be a delicious and informative evening!

Here’s the menu:

Crescenza Cheese with house-made tigelle bread and Maldon sea salt
Sleight of Hand 2013 Enchantress Chardonnay

Charred Steel Wheel Farms Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
Mark Ryan 2014 Vincent Chardonnay

Frisée Salad with fresh mission figs
Mark Ryan 2012 NumbSkull

House-made Pasta with black pepper, fresh quail egg, and crème fraîche
Mark Ryan 2013 Wild Eyed Syrah

Lamb Tenderloin with fennel & blackberry preserve and roasted dragon carrots
Sleight of Hand 2012 Illusionist Cab

White Chocolate Mascarpone Charlotte with spiced cherry soup
Underground Wine Project 2013 Idle Hands Red

Join McNeilly and Busch at Sip for this wonderful dinner. Call the restaurant at 425-369-1181 to reserve a spot. Sip is located at 1084 NE Park Drive in Issaquah, Washington. To learn more, visit

More about Sleight of Hand:

Founded in 2007 by Trey Busch and Jerry and Sandy Solomon in Walla Walla, Sleight of Hand Cellars is dedicated to making exceptional wines with Washington grapes. They’ve quickly garnered awards and are excited about establishing themselves as one of the great Washington wineries. For more information, visit

Established in 1999 by Mark Ryan McNeilly, Mark Ryan Winery is an acclaimed Washington winery based in Woodinville, just north of Seattle. A largely self-taught winemaker, the first vintages were crushed and produced in garages of friends and family—in the years since, the winery has grown in size, earning respect and acclaim from critics and wine enthusiasts alike. The goal has always been to make delicious wines that stand as true representations of the vineyard from which they come. For more information, visit

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