In the months leading up to IFBC, the Facebook group for attendees and alumni was buzzing with excitement. And who wouldn’t be excited? IFBC is one of the best conferences there is! One of the topics of conversation was a dinner at FareStart.
The idea behind FareStart is really awesome. They train adults who are down on their luck how to prepare for a job in the restaurant industry. With an ethos like that, you can’t turn down an opportunity to dine there. I, for one, will not turn down another opportunity to dine there, especially knowing that their wine list is fantastic.
Every Thursday night, they bring in a guest chef and have a multi-course dinner. The night I was there, with other attendees of the International Food Blogger Conference, our chef was JP Ponticelli of Tulalip Resort Casino. He created an enticing menu that I can’t even begin describe with words, so I’ll just show the pictures instead.
Amuse Bouche and Wine Pairing
Salad Course and Wine Pairing
Entree and Wine Pairing
Dessert and Wine Pairing
Disclaimer: In exchange for a reduced rate, I agreed to post at least three blog posts about the International Food Blogger Conference. While I have surpassed this agreement, I am still bound by federal regulations to advise of the reduced rate.