UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, April 17, 2014: Come Celebrate World Malbec Day at The VUDE!

world malbec day

You are invited to World Malbec Day celebrations with Hand of God Wines on April 17th at:

The VUDE in Seattle: Enjoy tapas and wine tasting from 4:30 – 6:30

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

ALSO: Lolinda Restaurant San Francisco and enjoy Hand of God wines during Happy Hour and also paired with your dinner.  Reservations are recommended at:http://lolindasf.com.

Questions?  Contact: Jon Staenberg at:  jon@staenberg.com

Malbec World Day is celebrated in 45 Countries and 60 cities on April 17, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked Michel Aimé Pouget, a French soil expert, to bring over new vines. Amongst his selection, was Malbec. Sarmiento went on to become president and Malbec has become Argentina’s most known varietal.

Hand of God – Mano de Dios – was born of a friendship rekindled and a shared love for a country brimming with beauty and unparalleled cultural riches. Privileged with rustic and diverse landscapes, Argentina boasts steep mountains, lush vegetation, extreme deserts, sparkling glaciers, and flowing waterfalls.

Join us in making unforgettable memories!


 

Chef Andy Nhan

Chef Andy Nhan

JUST ANNOUNCED:

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014: Up and Comer, Saturday Supper with Chef Andy Nhan of Maxime Bilet’s Art for Food at The VUDE!

Well some things are constant and some things change! This is not our normal up and comer, Sunday supper since the featured chef has already upped and come! But you just have not heard about him yet! And it is on a Saturday!

So please join us for an exclusive, multi-course, wine paired meal featuring one of Seattle’s most innovative and creative chefs, Chef Andy Nhan, as he prepares a menu he’s titled: “Spring Bounty: An Edible Journey with Seattle’s Master Farmers, Foragers and Artisans.”

So who is this masked man? Andy Nhan is the head chef at, Art for Food, the NEW culinary research and art space founded by Maxime Bilet, co-author of Modernist Cuisine. In this role, he collaborates on recipe development, writes menus for events, and leads the culinary team during dinners and events. He is the man behind the man!

Chef Andy has always had a love for eating and a passion for seeking out good food. He credits his early culinary memories to his nanny in Vietnam; she was an amazing cook and he admired her abilities greatly throughout his youth. He moved to America when he was still a child, but brought those experiences with him.

He completed his Culinary Arts degree in 2008 and began his cooking career at the illustrious Rainier Club, receiving guidance and education from Chef Bill Morris. He then worked at other Seattle area restaurants, including the Herbfarm, and then ended up in the culinary lab at Intellectual Ventures, where he first met Chef Bilet.

Chef Andy has spent the last year learning and refining modern technique cooking skills, and is excitedly planning a multi-course meal, exclusively available for VUDE members! He is seeking out the best, highest quality local ingredients and has come up with some truly unique dishes, sure to make a lasting impact on all our guests. He has enlisted several of his friends from the local culinary scene, including Chef Maxime Bilet, pastry chef Karen Krol from Cantinette, and sous chefs from other prominent Seattle restaurants. We will also be featuring a custom cocktail courtesy of a local Seattle distillery! Join us for Chef Andy’s first headlining event (but his SECOND time cooking at The VUDE) on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 commencing with cocktails and appetizers at 6:00pm. Of course, you can expect great pairings with each course as well! (Think Hand of God Wines!)

Tickets are available to VUDE members for a suggested $115.00, including tax, gratuity, your meal, cocktails and wine pairings.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!


The VUDE (Velvet Underground Dining Experience) is an event space and foodie paradise where chefs and other food and beverage purveyors can collaborate to create extraordinary dining experiences. Please join our mailing list to become part of the VUDE dining club and to receive notifications of our events.

Remember, you have to be a member to attend a VUDE event, but it’s free to sign up! 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Please check a write-up on the VUDE! It’s a great blog post on Roll with Jen – see it here.

 

The Fine Print Please Read:

For legal reasons, this is a ‘private event’, not a ‘public event’, meaning that entrance is only allowed to Club members and you must register by following the link below. By signing up below, you are acknowledging your membership to the VUDE and will get notifications of special events. You can invite friends to become a member of the VUDE, but they must also register on this site. Please be advised that as a private club, we are required to check registrant’s member status when you purchase tickets. That is, if you have purchased a ticket you must also be registered through the  subscribe link.  Thank you!

*Photo Credits: Mollie Donoghue, 2012