Entertaining 30 clients- Searching for a magical experience for them!
Greetings Chowhounders! Every year, I entertain my 30 best clients one night at an annual conference that, this year, is in Seattle. I am completely unfamiliar with the dining scene in Seattle (as I'm not from there), but very excited, as I always hear great things about your local food scene. The goal of the evening every year is amazing food, a great atmosphere, and a chance to NOT talk business for a night. This is the 8th year running now, and we've had some simply amazing experiences at the following places:
Araka- St. Louis
Restaurant August- New Orleans
The Carlyle- Portland
Kevin Taylor- Denver
Restaurant 1789- Washington DC
J.G. Domestic- Philadephia
All great experiences, wonderful places to dine (I highly recommend each of them, if ever you find yourself in those towns).
I am looking to duplicate/improve upon those for this year- My goal is a wonderful night, with great food.
Budget (cut a bit this year- darn recession!): $100 a person
# of attendees: 25-30
Private Dining space/room: Highly desired.
Location: Prefer near the Convention Center, but willing to cab it if a reasonable distance.
If the venue has a great local story/flair to it, all the better. Many of the attendees are (actual) historians, so a bonus there.
Chowhound has helped in each of these events every year in the past- I am so hopeful for the same excellent guidance for this year in Seattle! Thank you!!!