Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Seattle's Urbanspoon and Zomato Event at Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room

I recently attended an exclusive event at Seattle's new Starbucks Reserve Roasting and Tasting Room.  The foodie meetup was for Urbanspoon bloggers to meet and greet each other, sample some food, go on a tour of the roastery and to also meet the new Zomato staff.  Zomato has partnered with Urbanspoon to create a bigger platform of reviewing online. 

I was impressed with the size and futuristic look of the store.  At over twenty five thousand square feet I didn't know where to go or look first.  All of the beans made in the Roastery are the ones that are distributed all over the world.  Starbucks Reserve Roasting and Tasting Room is the first of which will be many locations.  Starbucks has also teamed up with Tom Douglas so all the pastries are from his company and there's also a Serious Pie located inside.  At the event we were treated to his pizza's and they tasted delicious.  Wood fired with many unique toppings, they're a winner and its no wonder Starbucks has partnered with one of Seattle's biggest Restaurateurs.

We started off with cocktails and wine while we mingled.  Then after sampling food from Serious Pie we took a tour of the whole space.  To conclude the event we tasted some decaf Starbucks Reserve from Costa Rica, the Bella Vista.  It was rich and bold and blended well with the mini Triple Coconut Cream Pie.  It was a fun evening out in Seattle and I enjoyed meeting other bloggers and getting to experience the new Starbucks.



We started with some Wood Fired Roasted Carrots.


A Chatcuterie Board with Salami Cotto, Country Style Pork Terrine, Panchetta Cotto and house pickles.

I sipped on a Tuca, a Tequilla drink which was strong and flavorful.

The Roasted Seasonal Mushroom Pizza with Truffle Cheese.

The Sweet Fennel Sausage Pizza with Roasted Peppers and Provolone.

The Buffalo Mozzarella Pizza with tomato sauce and fresh basil.

Trying some coffee beans on our guided tour.


Some of the fresh pastries on display at the coffee bar. 


Tom Douglas's famous mini Triple Coconut Cream Pies.


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