Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Washington Wines Northern Stars

Don't scoff; prepare for a surprise: The reds as well as whites from Washington's vineyards, especially the small vineyards of eastern Washington, rank right along with the world's finest—and often much more expensive—wines. In May The Economist, the international news magazine, referred to Washington's "dense and complex" yet "elegant" wines.  Harvey Steiman, editor-at-large for The…

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The Eye Pleasing Plate

Presentation is everything when it comes to food. Top restaurants know this better than anyone. A menu can proclaim that the restaurant offers the best produce, the finest meats flavored with the most exquisite spices, but if the end result looks like it’s been doled out with an ice cream scoop onto a cafeteria tray,…

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Staying Alert With The Glycemic Index

Imagine: it’s two-thirty in the afternoon. You’re listening diligently as Bob from accounting reiterates the importance of TPS report covers while your buffet lunch sits heavily in your lap. You stretch to look behind you for a glimpse of the coffee service when lo and behold: a sea of drooping eyes and nodding heads greets…

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Convention Centers Tastings

Soft lighting accentuates lush wood detailing and throws the table into a warm spotlight. The aromas from the kitchen swirl in the air and act as an appetizer before the appetizer. Someone across from you motions that the show is about to begin. Turning in your plush chair, you are greeted with an elaborate act…

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Escape from the rock (by taking your group out to dinner)

If you're planning a group meeting and thinking about doing all evening events in one hotel, the same place where everyone will not only be staying, but where you're also holding all the group's meetings and where they eat all their meals, think again. That place could start to feel more like the Chateau d'if…

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