Thursday, February 11, 2016

SOMM: Into the Bottle Film Screening

SOMM: Into the Bottle is making its grand debut in Walla Walla. This highly anticipated film is shot through the lens of top wine makers and sommeliers from around the world and delves into the process of creating wine from vine to glass. 

The film features a diverse cast of winemakers, including Jean Trimbach, Peter Gago, and Steve Matthiasson, as well as sommeliers Madeline Puckette, Brian McClintic, and Rajat Parr, among many others. 

View the trailer:

The screening of SOMM: Into the Bottle is February 17 with doors opening at 6:00 and the show starting at 7:00 at the Gesa Power House Theatre. Concessions will be available. The Power House is located at 111 N. 6th Ave. in Walla Walla. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AAUW Book Sale 2016

The 41st annual AAUW Book Sale is here! Mark your calendars and get ready for this fabulous event that helps a great cause. 

The AAUW Book Sale features a huge selection of used books organized into 40 categories such as fiction, history, self-help, children's, cooking, and more! Paperback books are $2.50, children's books are $.50, hardback books are $4.00, and CDs and DVDs are $1.00. Each child that attends can choose one book from the children's section for free. There is also a special area with collectible books that are individually priced. 

The proceeds from the Book Sale fund scholarships for women returning to college and provide educational projects and events. 

The AAUW Book Sale is February 19-21 in the ballroom at the Marcus Whitman Hotel which is located at 6 W. Rose in Walla Walla. The sale runs from 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday. For more information please visit

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine's Day Ideas

There are so many fantastic Valentine's events happening this year! In addition to the posts from the last several days, here are some more great ideas about what to do to celebrate with your significant other!

Colville Street Patisserie is making up special Valentine's Day desserts (as seen in the photo above). Their signature tarts, cakes, cream puffs, and more are available for pre-order! The Patisserie is located at 40 S. Colville St. in Walla Walla. To pre-order stop by or call 509-301-7289.

Wingman Birdz & Brewz has a special Valentine's Day price fixed menu to help you celebrate on Feb. 14. $40 per couple includes salad, wings, and dessert with a bottle of Italian Secco or New York Seltzer. Tax and tip are not included. Reservations are recommended and can be placed by calling 509-529-2199. Wingman Birdz & Brewz is located at 230 E. Main St. in Walla Walla. 
Mr. Ed's is featuring a special Surf n' Turf Valentine's Day menu on the 14th from 4-8 p.m. The menu includes: two petite rib eye steaks, two shrimp skewers, two potatoes, two veggies, soup or salad, and a single rose for $22.22. Mr. Ed's is located at 2555 Isaacs St. in Walla Walla. For more information please call 525-8440.

If you want to get out of town for Valentine's Day, the Weinhard Cafe and Bakery is featuring a special Valentine's Day menu all weekend long. From 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday enjoy their special menu. To view the menu please click here: Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 509-382-1681. The Weinhard Cafe & Bakery is located at 258 E. Main St. in Dayton WA.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Jacobi's Valentine's Dinner

Jacobi's has been a staple in the Valley for a number of years serving authentic Italian food as well as traditional favorites. This year Jacobi's has put together the perfect Valentine's dinner. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner as part of your Valentine's Day celebration.

Menu options include: 
The Valentine's Dinner will be February 14 from 4-8 p.m. at Jacobi's Cafe which is located at 416 N. 2nd Ave. in Walla Walla. For more information or to make reservations please call 509-525-2677.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Winemaker Dinner

Walla Walla has so many great options for celebrating Valentine's Day. Northstar is hosting a Valentine's Winemaker Dinner on February 13th. This five course meal will feature a romantic setting in the Northstar cellar with Enologist Karin Gasparotti. 

Chef Dan Thiessen has prepared an inspired menu that pairs perfectly with Northstar's award-winning wines. David Flett will be providing live music throughout the course of the meal. 

The Menu: 

House Made Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese, LavashMushroom and Sweet Onion Tartlet, Chive Crème Fraiche

Appetizer Duo:
Miniature Crab Cake, Fuji Apple Slaw, Curry AioliAhi Tuna Poke, Wakame, Pickled Jalapeno2014 Northstar Columbia Valley Stella Blanca White Blend

Ver Jus Pickled Red Beet & Roasted Golden Beets, Little Dipper Dairy Chevre, Toasted Hazelnuts, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette2012 Northstar Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Franc

Sous Vide of Beef Short Rib in Bacon and Duck FatCumin and Coriander Spiced Caramelized Rainbow CarrotsRoasted Fingerling PotatoesHerb Butter2012 Northstar Walla Walla Valley Red Blend 2012 Northstar Columbia Valley Premier

Caramel Apple Tart, Almond Custard, Chocolate Mousse2012 Northstar Columbia Valley Syrah

Space is limited to 50 guests. This event usually sells out so consider getting tickets early! The cost is $95 per person or $50 for Wine Club Members. For more information please call 525-6100. Northstar Winery is located at 1736 J.B. George Rd. in Walla Walla.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine's Wine, Cider, & Dessert Tasting

Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in locally crafted beverages and desserts with your sweetheart. Blue Mountain Cider Company has the perfect afternoon prepared. They are offering a hard cider, red wine, and dessert tasting on February 13th to celebrate Valentine's Day. 

Enjoy truffles, chocolate dipped fruit, and more paired with Blue Mountain Cider's award winning hard ciders and Watermill Winery wines. This event features delectable desserts from Petits Noir and Bright's Candies- two of the best local dessert shops! 

Cost is $25 which includes all desserts and a flight of wine and cider. Additional drinks are available by the glass. Reservations are welcome but not required. To make a reservation please call 541-938-5575 or email Blue Mountain Cider Company is located at 235 E. Broadway Ave. in Milton-Freewater. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waterbrook's Valentine's Dinner

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and a great way to celebrate your love is with Waterbrook's Valentine's Dinner. Enjoy delicious food, local wine, and romantic ambiance. The mood will be set with light, live dinner music and a four-course plated meal, prepared by Chef Skyeler Milgate. The meal will be thoughtfully paired with Waterbrook wines. 

Waterbrook's Valentine's Dinner is Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7-9:30 p.m. Date night/cocktail attire is encouraged. Cost is $85 per person or $75 per wine club member. RSVP to 509-522-1262 or email

Waterbrook Winery is located at 10518 W. Highway 12 in Walla Walla.