What we're about

This is a group for social gatherings at chef's restaurants and private venues. The idea is to visit non-chain venues in the greater Seattle area--places that are family owned, focused, and dedicated to the art of food, not the commerce. Join us for good food, friends, and lively conservation over a dinner table.

Meet People Interested in Dining Out, cooking, baking or drinking in Seattle! Enjoy & share culinary talents with our 1700+ fellow foodies, gourmets, wine lovers, chefs and home cooks. Discover new restaurants, visit Food Festivals, grab some cheap eats, check out the latest foodie trucks, farmers markets, wine tastings & meet new foodie friends.

Let's broaden our horizons and get together for some themed potluck dining parties.
Please understand that the mission of this group is somewhat different from some of the other dining groups. While it's social, it will be organized around large "meet and greet"-style gatherings. Our events will range from very small (6) to med (~30) sized, and we will not visit corporate or chain restaurants.

We are food adventurers and committed supporters of the local food scene.

To promote the social side of things, please post a clear photo showing just you, showing your face clearly, w/o sun glasses, not a picture of your pet, your kid,s your friends, your back, or a flower, the beach, etc., and let us know at least your true first name. We also may limit or decline membership requests from Meetup members that have chosen to keep their bios and profiles private.

If you are joining as a couple, please include both your first names. Please note however: Meetup.com's RSVPs are geared to individuals, as +1s on the waiting lists always have lower priority than individuals (when seating is limited).

**You are responsible for all expenses when dining with us.

We hope you can join us for a fun filled foodie adventure.

Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience .

**We welcome new hosts to the group. PM me and I'll make you an organizer.

Meetup organizers/leaders are not experts. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were dining alone.

***As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.

Upcoming events (4)

Surf and Turf Dinner Party

Anthony's HomePort Kirkland

Calling all surf and turf fans, Anthony's Homeport is offering Surf and Turf 3 course for $35 dinners with 3 entrée options (see below)! $25 DEPOSITS ARE REQUIRED TO SAVE YOUR SPOT. Guests welcomed. ~Claudette

This is only offered Monday through Thursday nights until February 10th.
Enjoy your choice of starter, entrée & dessert.

STARTERS
• Classic Caesar Salad
• Anthony’s Award-Winning Clam Chowder
• Crispy Calamari with Lemon Aioli
• Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell* GF
Please ask for today’s selection.

ENTREES
• Steak & Scampi Prawns*
Snake River Farms Wagyu top sirloin grilled to your liking and paired with prawns roasted with garlic butter and topped with fresh lemon and gremolata.
• Steak & Pan Fried Oysters*
Snake River Farms Wagyu top sirloin grilled to your liking and paired with fresh yearling oysters pan fried until golden brown.
• Steak Oscar* GF
Snake River Farms Wagyu top sirloin grilled to your liking crowned with Dungeness crab and béarnaise.

DESSERTS
• Mini Fire Roasted Apple Bread Pudding
Topped with Maker’s Mark whiskey caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.
• Anthony’s Burnt Cream GF
• Seasonal Ice Cream or Sorbet
Please ask for today’s selection.

HOW THIS WORKS:
We have a limit of 12. Welcome to bring a guest, you'll have to send your deposit for each person. There is a deposit of $25 for this event. $20 will put towards your bill and the remaining amount kept for Organiser fees.
> SEND your $25 deposit via one of the following ways:
1️⃣ Cash App - cash.app/$MsClaudetteH (9544)
2️⃣ Venmo - venmo@MsClaudetteH (9544)
3️⃣ PayPal - https://bit.ly/FebSurfnTurf (fee applies)
* Please note the EVENT and GROUP on your deposit *
* * Will close RSVPs when full * *

Refunds will ONLY be issued if this event is rescheduled or cancelled.
WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING REFUNDS ON THIS EVENT. IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND AND CANCEL ANY TIME AFTER YOU RSVP, YOU WILL NEED TO SELL YOUR SPOT TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITLIST.

PARKING:
Self parking is available while dining at Anthony's (located on the upper and lower parking level of the restaurant building).Valet parking is currently unavailable. Street parking is also available.

Bon Appétit!

First of ONLY 2 Overnight Foodie Party Cruises of 2022! (With Specialty Dining!)

Our Oct 2021 cruise has been moved to April 2022. We're back for our 12th year of the Multi-Meetup Overnight Party Cruise! For those eager to get back on the water or just wanting to take baby steps - join us next Spring on the Holland Eurodam for the first overnight cruises in 2022 (the 2nd will be Oct 2022, see link below). BOOK NOW! Your $100 deposit is fully refundable up to FEBRUARY 13th! ~Claudette

Join us in October as well! See details and RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/seattletruefoodies/events/281875012/

Passport, Enhanced Driver's License or other travel documents required.

For the price of a hotel room, we'll party on a cruise from Vancouver to Seattle and with 3 AYCE meals and snacks, entertainment and more INCLUDED! We don't call it a party cruise for nothing!
AND
Book NOW to get in on this great promotion!
🔸️ $100pp - REDUCED DEPOSIT (fully refundable to Feb 13th)
🔸️ BIG STATEROOM UPGRADES - Balcony Cabins at Oceanview pricing (offered until 4/19/21)
🔸️ SIGNATURE BEVERAGE PACKAGE
🔸️ FREE one-night specialty dining

This is a fun way to meet and party with other singles. We will have Meet and Greets, group dinner and dance together. Not only will you meet singles in this group, but other singles from other groups and others on the ship! Welcome to go on your own or bring a friend or more, get your own cabin (single rates available) or share with a friend.

All are welcome!

HOW DO I GET THERE? Take the Amtrak, bus or shuttle to Vancouver the morning of the cruise or the day before and spend extra time in Vancouver.
NOTE: Amtrak offers a future travel credit for cancellations up to 5 days before travel.

RATES
Category . . . . . . . . .Single Occupancy . . Double Occupancy ​
Inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $238. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $317
Oceanview . . . . . . . . . . . . .$308. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$367
Balcony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$358. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$417
Signature Suite . . . . . . . . . $518. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $577​
Neptune Suite . . . . . . . . . . $918. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $977​

NOTES
*These starting rates are for cabins at the front or rear of the ship.
*Rates are subject to change.
*Cabins more in the center of the ship are a slightly higher.
*You have the option to opt-out of the Promo for a possible lower rate
Contact Claudette for options and pricing.

DEPOSITS
$100 per person due within 5 days of booking.
Final Payment due February 13, 2022

INCLUSIONS
Cabins, meals, room service, ​ ​premium beverage package, specialty dining, Wi-Fi, gratuities, select ​activities, entertainment, taxes and port fees $50 per person.

ACTIVITIES​
BB King's Blues Club, Stage Shows, Live Music, Spas, Night Clubs, Casinos, Comedy, Karaoke, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, and so much more!​

Cruise with Confidence Guarantee: Our highest priority is your health, safety and peace of mind when you book a cruise with us. When you’re ready to sail again, we’ll make sure it’s as safe as possible. And when you book with us, we’ll give you flexibility to change your cruise plan and options to protect your investment should you need to cancel. Ask Claudette about the Holland's generous cancellation policy, Future Cruise Credits, and flexibility with their Cancellation Protection Plan.

TO BOOK: call[masked]
Or fill out booking form at http://bit.ly/Apr2022PartyCruise-Holland

LOOKING FOR A CABINMATE? Check out this list and reply to the cabin-mate comment below to get added.
https://www.meetup.com/BonVoyage/messages/boards/thread/53416352/
We will also have meet and greets and Traveler Socials/Happy Hours for you to meet your potential travel buddies.
You are responsible for vetting and connecting. Only sharing this list as a convenience.

Can't make this date? Ask about longer cruises or land-based getaways.

Alaskan Sampler on the Discovery Princess (w/ Specialty Dining)

Canada Place

Explore a taste of an Alaskan cruise, but a shorter version at part of the cost. Book your spot with just a $100 refundable deposit and get a $25 onboard credit, PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE, WI-FI, and GRATUITIES all included in your fare!!! CYBER SALE: Book by 11/30 for HALF OFF deposits and an ADDITIONAL $100 onboard credit!! ~Claudette

Passport or other travel documents REQUIRED. Cruise with Confidence with Princess' 30-Day cancellation policy.

Join this 5-Day/4-Night Alaska Sampler, sailing from Vancouver, BC to Ketchikan, AK to Seattle, WA. Check with Claudette on options to take the bus or train to Vancouver from Seattle/Tacoma/Everett areas. We can even go up the day before so we can leisurely board the cruise ship early the next day. Welcome to extend your stay in Seattle or Vancouver.

COST
Category . . . . . . .Single Occ . . . . Double Occ​
Inside . . . . . . . . . . . . .$978 . . . . . . . . $1,278
Balcony . . . . . . . . . .$1,378 . . . . . . . . $1,678​
Deluxe Balcony . . . $1,478 . . . . . . . . .$1,778​
Mini Suite . . . . . . . .$1,578 . . . . . . . . .$1,878​
Ask for pricing options for Premium and Penthouse Suites.
** Specialty dining included for Club Class mini-suites and above.

DEPOSTIS
$100 per person deposit due ​upon booking and fully refundable. So even if you're not sure, get your deposit in, you can always finalize your decision later and take advantage of all the perks NOW!
Book by Nov 30, 2021 and the deposit drops to $50 per person!

FINAL PAYMENT DATE: February 18, 2022

INCLUSIONS
Cabins, meals, room service, ​premium beverage package, Wi-Fi, gratuities, select ​activities, entertainment, $152 taxes and port fees. ​ ​

ACTIVITIES​
Stage Shows, Live Music, Spas, Night Clubs, Casinos, Comedy, Karaoke, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, and so much more!​

TO BOOK: call[masked]
Or fill out booking form at http://bit.ly/AlaskaSampler2022

LOOKING FOR A CABINMATE? Check out this list and reply to the cabin-mate comment below to get added.
https://www.meetup.com/BonVoyage/messages/boards/thread/53165863
We will also have meet and greets and Traveler Socials/Happy Hours for you to meet your potential travel buddies.
You are responsible for vetting and connecting. Only sharing this list as a convenience.

Last Overnight Foodie Party Cruise of 2022!

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91

Yay, a 2nd Overnight cruise on the Holland Eurodam has been added and this time it's a fully weekend cruise, Saturday to Sunday (see the link to the April cruise below)! These party cruises are a ton of fun, great for experienced and novice cruises alike. We'll start in Seattle and arrive in Vancouver the next day and I'll arrange for us to take the train back for the view and a little extra leg room. Other options are available. Details to be added shortly! ~Claudette

Join us in April as well! See details, including promos/extras, and RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/seattletruefoodies/events/276094548/

Passport, Enhanced Driver's License or other travel documents required.

For the price of a hotel room, we'll party on a cruise from Seattle to Vancouver and with 3 AYCE meals and snacks, entertainment and more INCLUDED! We don't call it a party cruise for nothing!

This is a fun way to meet and party with other singles. We will have Meet and Greets, group dinner and dance together. Not only will you meet singles in this group, but other singles from other groups and others on the ship! Welcome to go on your own or bring a friend or more, get your own cabin (single rates available) or share with a friend.

All are welcome!

HOW DO I GET HOME? Take the Amtrak, bus or shuttle from Vancouver after the cruise and sightseeing in Vancouver.
NOTE: Amtrak offers a future travel credit for cancellations up to 5 days before travel.

RATES
Inside Cabins from $198
Oceanview from $238
Verandahs/Balconies from $318
Suites from $558
Per cabin rates, single occupancy slightly less for Inside and Oceanview.

DEPOSITS
$100 per person due within 5 days of booking.
Final Payment due July 25, 2022

NOTES
*These starting rates are for cabins at the front or rear of the ship.
* These are non-refundable rates. Travel protection available. Refundable rates start at $20 extra.
*Rates are subject to change.
*Cabins more in the center of the ship are a slightly higher.
* Add taxes and port fees $50 per person.

INCLUSIONS
Cabins, meals, room service, ​select ​activities, entertainment,

ACTIVITIES​
BB King's Blues Club, Stage Shows, Live Music, Spas, Night Clubs, Casinos, Comedy, Karaoke, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, and so much more!​

Cruise with Confidence Guarantee: Our highest priority is your health, safety and peace of mind when you book a cruise with us. When you’re ready to sail again, we’ll make sure it’s as safe as possible. And when you book with us, we’ll give you flexibility to change your cruise plan and options to protect your investment should you need to cancel. Ask Claudette about the Holland's generous cancellation policy, Future Cruise Credits, and flexibility with their Cancellation Protection Plan.

TO BOOK: call[masked]
Or fill out booking form at http://bit.ly/Oct2022PartyCruise-Holland

Can't make this date? Ask about longer cruises or land-based getaways.

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