Cider Makers Dinner


Announcing the addition of the Cider Swig’s Cider-makers Dinner to kick-off the weekend.

The exclusive, limited seating dinner will be held at Sehmel Homestead Park’s Volunteer Vern Pavilion on Friday, September 23rd, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

The evening's ambiance, set with beautiful multi-textural acoustic guitar by local musician Rob Rigoni, will revolve around an authentic farm-fresh theme. Committed to using the freshest local ingredients grown and produced by our Pierce County farmers and fishers, locally-grown and sourced foods will be proudly paired with select local artisan ciders.

Each course will showcase epicurean works, by three amazing local chefs, Debra Nozawa, and Sarel and Abraham Zalapa of Tacoma-based Picasso's.  Debra, former owner of IsaMira Cafe (Gig Harbor), a LeCordon Bleu graduate, has had a passion for culinary arts since she was in the sixth grade. Twin brothers Sarel and Abraham have over 50 years of experience between them, across which they have been chefs at area notable restaurants such as C.I.Shenanigans, Salty's, and Stanley & Seaforts. 

Cider-makers will be present to share tasting techniques and cider lore, explain the process – from orchard to glass, and more. Ciders will also be used throughout the dishes prepared. Six small plate courses will be paired to each cider course.

Cider Makers Dinner Menu


This special night with the cider makers is limited to the first 40 reservations.

The all-inclusive dinner is $100 per person and includes an exclusive handcrafted Cider Swig Cider-makers cider cup to take home, by local potter Jordan Meyers.

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Exclusive 2016 ceramic cider vessels by Jordan Meyers.

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