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Celebrate Pacific Northwest Flavor in Bellingham This Fall

Acclaimed Woodinville winery DeLille Cellars is teaming up with Bellingham-based Lovitt Restaurant this October for a mouthwatering evening of farm-to-table food and wine


Fall in the Pacific Northwest is a time of bounty. Farmers from across western and eastern Washington spend this time of year harvesting the fruits of their labor, providing food and wine lovers with a cornucopia of flavors to experience and enjoy.

DeLille Cellars Vintner Dinner

Photo courtesy Lovitt Restaurant

Celebrate the start of the season and a bountiful harvest this October during the DeLille Cellars Vintner Dinner. Taking place Thursday, Oct. 4 at Bellingham’s renowned Lovitt Restaurant, the event will showcase a menu of fresh, locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Chef Norman Six, expertly paired alongside several of DeLille Cellars’ highly rated wines.

Named among the Top 100 Wineries of 2017 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, DeLille Cellars — which is known for being a pioneer of Bordeaux blends in Washington state — is one of only six wineries from Washington (and one of only 35 in the U.S.) to make the list. During the event, dinner guests will enjoy sipping from five of DeLille’s most esteemed varietals, paired alongside Chef Six’s thoughtfully curated menu.

Formerly located in Colville, Lovitt Restaurant relocated to Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven neighborhood a little over a year ago, bringing with it its highly regarded reputation for creating mouthwatering, from-scratch cuisine made using locally sourced and in-season ingredients.

“The DeLille Cellars Vintner Dinner brings together some of our state’s best in food and wine,” said event organizer, Suresh Rao of DS Vintners, a curator of global wine tours, winemaker dinners, and education for food and wine enthusiast.

DeLille Cellars Vintner Dinner

Photo courtesy Lovitt Restaurant

The gastronomic evening will begin with pear, apple, and celery root market greens with a lemon and soft cheese dressing paired with DeLille Cellars 2016 Roussanne, and continues with a soft-poached local oyster and potato onion froth accompanied by DeLille Cellars’ 2016 Chaleur Blanc. Morel, Hubbard squash, Parisian gnocchi and Walla Walla cream paired with DeLille Cellars’ 2015 D2 usher in the main course: foraged beef ossobuco and root vegetable pave, accompanied by a 2015 DeLille Cellars Four Flags. The evening culminates with a dessert course of blackberry sourdough tart, rosemary ice cream, and a dark chocolate salted caramel bite paired with DeLille Cellars 2014 Doyenne.

The complete dinner is offered for $89 per person. Food and wine lovers interested in attending the event must reserve their spots by Sept. 28. Reservations can be made by calling 650-270-8791.

Looking forward to the October event, Rao said he is excited to host more winemaker dinners at Lovitt Restaurant in 2018, 2019, and beyond, and already has another event scheduled for Dec. 6, featuring wines from Bellingham-based Dynasty Cellars.

For more information about these and future winemaker dinners from DS Vintners, call 650-270-8791, or visit DS Vintners online.


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