The University of Washington Club Passport to Portugal Wine Dinner

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the February 25 Passport Dinner to Portugal with club manager Alexandra (Alex) Chordas! The Club specializes in these wonderful events that pair the wines of a particular style, region, or winemaker with a superb multi-course meal. This night’s spotlight on Portugal featured wines from the Herdade do Esporao Winery (

Here’s the video of the event:

Executive Chef Greg Fazzini designed a great dinner to  complement the wines. But unfortunately he woke up ill the day of the dinner! So Sous Chef Jon Maley (who had joined the team just a week before!) and Mike Hoffman stepped up to the plate, so to speak, and prepared a great dinner for about 60 of us.