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Tell me about West of the Western

dessertrules Feb 4, 2008 10:11 AM

Has anyone attended this before? Can you give me an idea of what to expect and whether or not you feel the cost is reasonable for the experience.

  1. ValleyFever Feb 4, 2008 01:31 PM

    I haven't been, but the price seems very comparable to other culinary festivals I have attended. I can't wait to check it out.

    I really haven't looked for anyone else's reviews, but I usually only use someone else's opinion as a frame of reference on things not to miss.

    I'd still like to hear from people who have gone in the past.

    1. winedubar Feb 4, 2008 01:41 PM

      i've been both years..its absolutely worth the admission.

      there really aren't chain restaurants there AT ALL. its all the heavy hitters in town, from kai to binkleys to sea saw. there's no tickets or limits, so if you want to stand out side of tammie coe's booth and wait for every single change of desser-y goodness you are welcome to it ;)

      the wine vendor section is amazing - great selection, boutique wines, fanstastic calibre.

      and this year its outside in the sculpture garden at the museum.

      should be great..

      insider tip you did NOT get from me - more restaurants are there on sunday...thats because they have big saturday nites and sat day is too difficult. so sunday tends to be a better day..

      however - sea saw is always there on saturday ONLY so you'll miss them

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