Kevin Benner graduated with an Arts and Sciences degree from Whatcom Community College and after cooking in Bellingham, WA for eight years, moved to Manhattan where he worked at Danny Meyer’s restaurant in The Gramercy Park Hotel. Kevin loved the experience but says he missed the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and returned home to begin a three year tenure working with Chef Mark Bodinet at Copperleaf Restaurant in Cedarbrook Lodge. Beginning in March 2018, Kevin spent time working at several Fire & Vine properties including The Lakehouse, El Gaucho Portland and Eritage before finding his home at AQUA by El Gaucho.
Thursday, March 28
Start your weekend with a VIP experience you’ll never forget. For one night only, this intimate and exclusive experience takes you ‘into the cellars’ of Washington’s premier winemakers to taste the best of the best. This is the only event at Taste Washington where you will find Washington winemakers’ most-coveted bottles, including wine club-only bottles and 90+ point pours.
Held at the renowned AQUA by El Gaucho on Seattle’s waterfront, this elegant affair encourages you to dress the part. So break out your red and white attire and come prepared for a fashionable evening of unmatched sophistication. After all, this is your chance to drink the best of Washington’s wine with the people who made it.
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