Get Passionate During A ‘Taste With Tommy’ Tulalip Resort Casino Wine Dinner

It’s no secret that the Tulalip Resort Casino is serious about wine and food.  In fact, passionate might be a better description.  Much of this passion comes from the affable team of energetic sommelier Tommy Thompson and talented executive chef Perry Mascitti.

PICTURED: Tulalip Resort Casino’s wine & food rock stars, Sommelier Tommy Thompson (left) and Executive Chef Perry Mascitti (right).

This summer, Thompson will orchestrate several Taste With Tommy events, all happening at the Tulalip Resort Casino.  Each one promises an unforgettable evening of artisan wines thoughtfully paired with an amazing multi-course dinner for those lucky enough to get a seat.  Thompson has received awards of excellence from Wine Spectator and the Washington Wine Commission for his wine events.

The next Taste With Tommy event is August 6, 2011 and features winemaker Rolando Herrera of Mi Sueno Winery, whose distinguished wines have been served multiple times during dinners at the White House.  Relax and enjoy a Fiesta on the patio of Mpulse from 5pm to 9pm.  The price is $110 per person, including tax and gratuity for tickets purchased in advance.

Rolando Herrera, owner and winemaker of this boutique winery that is Spanish for “my dream”, will be the featured guest at the wine and dine evening.  Mi Sueño, located in California’s Napa Valley, has been honored to have a wine served on three separate occasions at White House state dinners.  At Tulalip, guests will have the opportunity to taste six of Herrera’s wines from the silky Los Carneros Chardonnay to vibrant Pinot Noirs, dark fruit Cabernets and the tantalizing El Llano Cabernet and Syrah blend.

Tulalip Executive Chef Perry Mascitti has designed a festive tasting menu to complement Rolando’s handcrafted, ultra-premium wines.  The menu:

A  Festival of Tastes from México and Pacific Coastal Regions

To Refresh
Jamaica and Horchata Juice Bowls

For Tradition
Freshly made to order corn and flour tortillas
Grande Salsa Bar – ten different styles of salsa

On Ice
Fresh Fuerte Guacamole – Barista made to order
Ceviche Bar – raw seafood with lime, tomato, garlic, serrano, green onion
Seafood Cocktail with shrimp, scallop, squid in spicy chile sauce

On the Mesquite Grill
Flank Steak Carne Asada ~ Adobada Spice Rub
Mesquite Pollo ~ California Citrus Glaze
Grilled Salmon ~ Roasted Chile-Honey Mop
Camarones Skewers ~ Tomatillo Sauce

To Stuff
Tortas de Carnitas Bar, Cacique cheese, roasted salsa, white onion, avocado, crema
Traditional Rice, Beans, Ensalada de Nopales

For a Sweet Ending
Caramelized Flan ~ Kahlua Sauce
Buñuelos ~ Mango
Mango, Pineapple and Papaya ~ Lime, crushed raw sugar, chile powder

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