Foodiepalooza! Isn’t that a great name for an event? Alex, Ted and I spent last evening at the North Kitsap Fishline fundraiser, a fun event for a good cause.
This was our first time in the Jewel Box Theater, an elegant little building with an intimate stage. The lobby’s photographs of flowers and nature scenes made a colorful backdrop for the beverage tables: Liberty Bay Cellars with a white and red wine, and Silver City Brewery featuring pairings of beer and chocolate.
Chef John Nesby of Mor Mor Bistro and his sommelier (what is his name?) jointly presented on pairing wine with food. Their conversation about the qualities of wine inspiring a menu made the idea accessible to us. I promptly asked Liberty Bay’s Dave Prigmore to describe the qualities of his Semillon, a refreshing wine with, Dave said, an orangey citrus note, starting sweet and ending crisply. I bought a bottle and thought I might pair this with Tuna Dan’s salmon.
It was great to see Silver City Brewery out supporting the community. Beer and chocolate both have hearty flavors, an interesting pairing.
The Portable Reality Show provided the evening’s entertainment, with two sessions of improv comedy, complete with audience involvement and local references. Of course there was a silent auction and a raffle – this time none of our party won an item, but we all had a good time.
North Kitsap Fishline provides vital services for Kitsap’s homeless and low-income citizens, food of course, but also assistance with utilities, temporary housing, and many other needs. The evening spolighted the Food for Thought program which gives kids backpacks of food for the weekend, sometimes the only food those kids have to get through to Monday. It’s a great organization serving a critical role for a healthy community. I hope to see the fundraiser back again next year!