For $29, today's side deal gets you one ticket to BLEND: The World's Best Wine, Food & Places on Sunday, September 12 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (a $59 value). The scrumptious soiree will feature sophisticated sips from 40 top wine producers, gourmet cuisine prepared by Columbia Hospitality chefs, and more, all conveniently gathered under the roof of the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. All Groupon customers will also be automatically entered to win a two-night stay at one of Columbia Hospitality's hotels and a five-night stay at The Oitavos hotel in Cascais, Portugal.
The BLEND event was born out of a desire to satisfy three of the top culture cravings—cuisine, wine, and travel—in a fun community environment. Start your day by sending your sipping tools on a journey through the beautiful harbor-front conference center, stopping to sample fine wines from top-shelf Washington state, Sonoma County, and Portugal-based producers. Pair your grape juice with tastes of gourmet artisan cheese as you chat with on-site travel gurus about hot destinations.
Once your appetite is adequately piqued, you'll get to indulge in a full-fledged feast of expertly crafted cuisine such as Salish Sea salmon bake (red bliss potatoes stuffed with sweet onions, Irish cheese, smoked wild salmon, and grilled asparagus), arrosto di maiale (fennel-scented pork tenderloin, garlic whipped potatoes, and poached figs), and gourmet braised barbecue beef brisket served sandwich-style. Supplement your savories with Lakedale Resort's special granola crunch s’mores, consisting of a chocolate-dipped cookie, granola, and vanilla marshmallow.