Crave NW – Food & Drink Celebration Presented By The City Of Spokane Valley


CRAVE NW AT SPOKANE VALLEY, the Inland Northwest’s premier food and drink celebration, will be held June 15-18 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, a state-of-the-art 54,000 square foot event facility at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley, Washington. Presented by the City of Spokane Valley, CRAVE NW is a unique culinary event that will showcase the creative talents of visionary chefs from around the region and highlight the flavors of the great Northwest. CRAVE NW’s Culinary Director, local chef and restauranteur Adam Hegsted (Wandering Table, Gilded Unicorn, Yards Bruncheon), and Vision Marketing, CRAVE NW’s production and management partner, have recently announced key event details, including participating chefs, schedule highlights, and ticket information.

In addition to an impressive lineup of award-winning regional chefs and culinary professionals, a series of special appearances and events featuring highly acclaimed, internationally recognized chefs will be presented as part of the CRAVE NW inaugural weekend of festivities. At the CRAVE GRAND TASTINGS (Friday & Saturday, $40), sample chef-prepared dishes, taste artisan foods samplings, sip offerings from wineries, breweries and craft-drink providers and see demonstrations from the CRAVE International Chefs Forum. Additional special CRAVE events include a sumptuous SEAFOOD BASH (Thursday, $85), a global carnivale-themed STREET FOODS MARKET (Friday, $65), an extravagant FIRE & SMOKE BBQ (Saturday $65), with tribal entertainment provided by The Coeur d’Alene Tribe & Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, and a home-style, family-friendly FATHERS DAY BRUNCH (Sunday, $45). Special package pricing is available, as are substantial tickets discounts through June 1. All CRAVE events are 21+, except the Father’s Day Brunch.

Dates: Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 18

Location: CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Tickets: Grand Tasting tickets $40 ($35 before June 1). Additional event prices vary. Visit for details.

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CRAVE will showcase the creative talents of visionary chefs from around the Northwest, with an emphasis on local and regional talent. Participating chefs (as of printing) include:

David Adlard, Candle in the Woods

Viljo Basso, Syringa/Bluebird Restaurant

Lindsey Blair, Iron Goat Brewing

Tony Brown, Ruins

Jesse Clott, Northern Quest Casino

Matt DaCosta, Eat Good Café

Travis Dickinson, Clover

Patrick Fechser, Hay J’s Bistro

Aaron Fish, Le Catering Co.

Dan Gonzalez, Wandering Table

Deb Green-Clemons, Casper Fry/Durkins/Madleine’s

Jeremy Hansen, Sante/Inland Pacific Kitchen

Adam Hegsted (Wandering Table, Gilded Unicorn, Yards Bruncheon)

Justin Klauba, Le Catering Co.

David Lee, Twigs Bistro/Tortilla Union

Josh Martin, Inland NW Culinary Academy

Angelo Martini, Angelo’s Ristorante

Matthew Mayer, Farmhouse Kitchen & Silo Bar

Nick Mikkelson, Bardenay

Joe Morris, Luna

Nick Onustack, Yards Bruncheon

Molly Patrick, Blackbird/Manito Tap House

Rick Reichelt, Anthony’s Coeur d’Alene

Any Rooney, Mirabeau Park Hotel

Dan Smith, Club at Black Rock

Alex Stoy, Gilded Unicorn

Steve Walk, Coeur d’Alene Casino

Chad White, Zona Blanca

Alexa Wilson, Food Services of America

Randy Wilson, Anthony’s at the Falls

Ian Wingate, Table 13

Laurent Zirotti, Fleur de Sel

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CRAVE is proud to feature demonstrations and workshops by highly acclaimed, internationally recognized chefs including Bruce Sherman (North Pond, Chicago), Rick Moonen (RM Seafood & RX Boiler Room, Las Vegas) Trevor Bird (Fable, Vancouver, Canada), Brian Duffy (Flying Fish Crafthouse, Philadelphia) and Mark Peel (Bombo, Los Angeles). A special appearance and presentation by renowned ‘California Cuisine’ icon and farm-to-table dining pioneer Jeremiah Tower (Stars, San Francisco) will be held on Saturday, June 17, with copies of his book Start the Fire: How I Began a Food Revolution in America available for signing. For detailed International Chefs Forum profiles, visit

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Special package pricing available and ticket discounts through June 1. Visit for details.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Seafood Bash, 6 – 9 pm

A luxurious celebration of fresh fish, shellfish

caviar & champagne. Tickets: $85 ($75 before 6/1)


Friday, June 16, 2017

Grand Tasting, 1 – 5 pm

Sample from dozens of chefs, food purveyors, wineries, breweries

cocktail and craft-drink providers. Tickets: $40 ($35 before 6/1)


Street Food Market, 6 – 9 pm

Global flavors with a vibrant Carnivale theme. Tickets: $65 ($55 before 6/1)


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Grand Tasting, 1 – 5 pm

Sample from dozens of chefs, food purveyors, wineries, breweries,

breweries, cocktail and craft-drink providers. Tickets: $40 ($35 before 6/1)


Fire & Smoke, 6 – 9 pm

A BBQ extravaganza, with live cultural entertainment by The Coeur d’Alene Tribe

sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort. Tickets $65. ($55 before 6/1)


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father’s Day Brunch, 11 am – 2 pm

Featuring family-friendly originals and comfortable classics. Tickets: $45 ($35 before 6/1)

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