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Inviting All Issaquah Restaurants - Issaquah Epicurean Experience

Greetings Issaquah Restaurant Partners- You spoke, we listened! The Issaquah Chamber invites you to participate in a new event- Issaquah Epicurean Experience- March 9-29th. This new concept is designed to bring an event directly to you and feature Issaquah’s finest Chef’s during a less busy time of year with a friendly competition. We will spend the entire month of March promoting YOUR restaurant encouraging the public to get out and experience our finest cuisine. In April we will promote the winners. All you need to do is create either an appetizer or dessert (or both) to be featured as your contest entry and promote your feature in your menu, website and social media during the contest period. Regional and local guests will visit participating restaurants March 9-29th to judge your culinary creations through an on-line voting system.

Here are the details:

ISSAQUAH Epicurean Experience Nibble, Savor, Select! March 9th-29th Calling all Issaquah Chefs to create a signature appetizer and/or dessert to be savored and selected as the BEST in Issaquah! Details:

  • Participating restaurants choose to enter an appetizer and/or dessert

  • Appetizer must include Salmon

  • Dessert must include locally grown berries

  • Entry Fee: $45 for members | $90 for non-members (20% discount for two entries- dessert and appetizer)


  • People’s choice- guests vote on-line through the chamber’s website

  • Judging panel- selected judges visit on pre-determined date we schedule with you (restaurant will provide 4 complementary appetizers or desserts to judges)

  • Criteria- plating, taste, creative use of ingredients

  • Winners will receive a press party and the IEE Golden Spatula award to proudly display!


  • City’s tv station, event calendar, social media

  • Issaquah Restaurant Coalition social media

  • Event collateral

  • Chamber website, e-news and social media

  • 425 Magazine- Full month of on-line advertising as part of the “Staycation Issaquah” March campaign

To participate, SIGN UP by February 15th!

Questions? Contact Brenda Devore at

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