Destination Walla Walla- The Perfect Wining and Dining Adventure


26brix Restaurant Links Walla Walla Partners to Launch An Array of 2-Night Travel Packages

June 12, 2006 (Seattle, WA)- Walla Walla, located in the southeast corner of Washington, is home to the state’s exploding wine industry, hosting an ever-expanding assortment of passionate and talented winemakers who are producing wines that rival those from any area in the country. Not only is Walla Walla a great destination for drinking wine, it is also home to several premier restaurants that provide a first-class dining experience. This laid-back, jewel-of-a-community presents a distinct selection of activities to engage a multitude of interests. From fine-dining and wine tasting, spas and pampering, to seasonal activities like hiking, biking, golf, skiing and hunting, Walla Walla is the ideal location for an easy, 2-day get-away. Chef Mike Davis of 26brix restaurant located in downtown Walla Walla, has linked a group of hospitality partners to offer three fabulous packages that provide an array of activities, but are definitely food and wine focused. Says Davis, “I moved to Walla Walla because of the incredible access to wine, farm and ranch-fresh products and abundant outdoor activities. I’m pleased to be showcasing our partners and our area via these really exciting packages.” From June 15, 2006 through September 30, 2006, three-inclusive, 2-night packages will be presented, based on availability. Reservations and more information available at Blue Stocking Tours, located in Walla Walla, who will be coordinating the details. www.bluestockingtours.com or (509) 522-4717. All packages include tax on hotel rooms, tax & gratuity at restaurants.

CORK TO FORK
$599/ 2 Guests or $409/1 Guest- * Suite Upgrades Available

Single or Double Occupancy- (Available Sunday/Monday Only)

It’s the ultimate way to taste some of the best wine in the valley and dine at 2 great restaurants. Guests will stay 2 nights at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel* www.marcuswhitmanhotel.com, the only luxury hotel located in the center of downtown Walla Walla. The first night, you’ll dine at the hotel’s restaurant, The Marc, offering regional and seasonal ingredients merged with the inspired Pacific Northwest cuisine from executive Chef Bear Ullman. A complimentary breakfast will fortify you as you prepare to spend the day at 6-8 local wineries, tasting through the diverse and award-winning wines of the Valley. You’ll have plenty of time to meet the winemakers and taste their newest vintages, maybe even acquire a new favorite to take home. A gourmet box lunch will be offered along the way. The next night, you’ll be treated to a sumptuous, 3-course dinner, paired with wines from the much-lauded kitchen of chef Mike Davis at 26brix www.twentysixbrix.com. Davis’ new American cuisine with French inspiration has been recognized in such publications as Sunset Magazine and Travel + Leisure, as well making as a guest chef appearance at the venerable James Beard House in New York City.

GIRLS JUST GOTTA HAVE FUN- * Suite Upgrades Available

$778.00/2 Guests or $497.00 /1 Guest

Single or Double Occupancy- (Available Sunday/Monday Only)

Think of it as a Las Vegas-like excursion without the gambling! Grab a girlfriend for a weekend of wining, dining and total indulgence! Package includes 2 nights at the Marcus Whitman Hotel*, dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, The Marc, offering regional and seasonal ingredients merged with the inspired Pacific Northwest cuisine, complimentary breakfast, wine tasting expedition to 4-6 wineries and lunch in the luxury of the MisBehaven Spa www.misbehavenspasalon.com, as you rejuvenate your body and soul with a choice of services from their full service menu. Once you’re feeling totally pampered, you’ll have just enough time to steal a nap, then get ready for a fabulous feast at 26brix restaurant, where Chef Mike Davis will craft an amazing, 3-course dinner, expertly paired with Walla Walla wines.

DAY TRIPPING

$674.00 -$696.00/2 Guests or $491.00-$515.00/ 1 Guest- * Prices Based on Suite Selection

Single or Double Occupancy -(Available Wednesday/Thursday or Friday/Saturday)

Guests will stay 2 nights in one of 3 luxurious suites (*Ravishing Rose, Clearly Crystal, The New York Beauty) at the Maxwell House Bed and Breakfast www.themaxwellhouse.com. On day 1, you’ll enjoy a half-day winery tour followed by dinner at the Creektown Café www.creektowncafe.com, a Walla Walla favorite, offering a casual tribute to the local products of the area’s farm, ranch and wine community. The next morning, after a delicious breakfast served in the dining room or in the backyard, bikes will be loaded and you’ll be dropped off at the head of the Mill Creek Trail, where you can enjoy the sites and sounds of a ride to Bennington Lake. Enjoy a leisurely ride back toward Rooks Park for a picnic lunch. After lunch, you can check out downtown Walla Walla for a little wine tasting, shopping or listen to live music in Heritage Park. That evening you can walk to the doors of the historic Dacres building and the home of 26brix, where chef and owner Mike Davis and his well-seasoned staff will prepare a gloriously paired, 3-course wine dinner. End the day with a cool evening moonlight stroll home back to the Maxwell House.

Located in the heart of wine country, 26brix Restaurant opened in June 2004 in downtown Walla Walla. Chef and owner, Michael Davis, the former executive chef for the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Washington, merges his vision for new American cuisine with French inspiration with Walla Walla’s abundant local agriculture and the terrific wines from this flourishing region. For more information visit www.twentysixbrix.com or call (509) 526-4075

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