- Pouring Picasso
Multiple dates in June, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Paint while you drink Washington wines. One glass of wine is provided, as well as all the supplies and instruction for your art piece. Held at the Art House Cafe. Tickets are $40. Purchase tickets here.
- Bayview School of Cooking Classes
June 3, 6-8:30 p.m. Barb’s BBQ Soul Cuisine. Learn how to make beef brisket, baby back ribs and more. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
June 6, 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Learn to cook with onions in all kinds of ways. Free. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
June 6, 6-8:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres for Outdoor Entertaining. $45/person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
June 22, 6-8:30 p.m. No-Li Brewery Dinner. Five beers paired with food courses. $65/person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
June 24, 6-8:30 p.m. Gluten Free Italian. Learn to make gluten free Italian favorites. $45/person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
June 27, 6-8:30 p.m. Grilling with Barry “CB” Martin. $45/person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
- Tea Experience
June 1, 10 a.m. Teas of Samoa. Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Call 253-383-3900 for reservations.
June 6, 10 a.m. Indian Chai teas. Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Call 253-383-3900 for reservations.
- DeLille Cellars Wine Dinner
June 12, 7 p.m. Doyenne wines by DeLille Cellars paired with five courses at Pacific Grill. Tickets are $75 (includes tax) and are limited. Call 253-627-3535 to reserve.
- Morso Wine Dinner
June 20, 6:30 p.m. Wines from Produttori del Barbaresco paired with Piedmontese dishes at Morso Wine Bar. Tickets are $100/person, excluding gratuity and tax. Call 253-530-3463 for tickets.
- Meeker Days
June 21-23. Friday noon-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Puyallup in Pioneer Park. Lots of food vendors, entertainment and more. Free.
- Brew Five Three
June 22, 1 p.m.-10 p.m. There will be more than 35 Washington State brewers, as well as local food trucks and live music. On Broadway between 9th and 11th. Tickets $5 (designated driver), $25 advance and $30 regular. Includes 8 tasting tokens and collectible tasting glass. Buy tickets here.
- Wine & Roses: Support the Greater Metro Parks Foundation
June 22, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. An elegant evening in the rose gardens at Point Defiance Park. Live music, wines and beer, appetizers and an auction to support Great Metro Parks Foundation. Tickets are $100/general, $125/VIP, and can be purchased here.
- Cheers to Cheese and Beer
June 26, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at My Cheese Shoppe in Puyallup. My Cheese Shoppe and Puyallup River Alehouse will educate you on beer and cheese and how to pair them. Enjoy pours of Puyallup River Brewing’s beers paired with specialty cheeses. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
- Taste of Tacoma
June 28-30, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tons of food vendors, as well as The Taste Cooks!, with cooking demonstrations by local chefs and culinary experts, as well as a Taste Cook Off! with local chefs competing with three mystery ingredients. All events are free.
- Chef Dinner
June 30, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Chef dinner at Adriatic Grill. $65 per person, tax and gratuity included. Call 253-475-6000 for reservations.
I am thrilled to announce Tacoma’s own Hotel Murano has earned a Four Star rating from Forbes. Hotel Murano is Tacoma’s first ever Four Star rated property, and one of only four in Washington state to earn this rating.
It was a privilege to write about Hotel Murano for Forbes. On a recent stay at the hotel, my husband and I experienced some of that Four Star treatment first hand, and I can tell you the honor is well deserved.
The hotel is perfect for a staycation, and a delight for out-of-town guests. When you visit Tacoma, be sure to check out my recommendations for Forbes Travel Guide on what to see, do and where to eat.
Congratulations, Hotel Murano — now everyone will know what a truly world class hotel you are!
*Photo courtesy Hotel Murano