Vote WINE PARTY Box Partner Round-Up
November 02, 2020
No matter who you’re voting for, we know that this has been a long election season.
When it comes to reaching across the aisle, we believe the best way to do so is with food and drink! We curated this incredibly special limited-edition box with some tasty treats to see you through election night. Share with family, send to a friend or enjoy it all to yourself. Each box includes a bottle of bubbly and some tasty treats that we are sure to swing your vote!
The right to vote is so important and is a fundamental part of our democracy. That’s why, for each Vote Wine Party Box sold, we will be donating $5.00 to Rock the Vote, a non-profit organization that strives to help activate young people in our country by voting and becoming civically engaged.
Alissa Leinonen is an award-winning Founder & CEO of Seattle’s largest and longest running women- owned catering and boxed-lunch company, Gourmondo Co. What began as a simple, four-table lunch haven in Pike Place Market over 24 years ago is now a well-established leader in the Pacific Northwest catering industry. Since its inception, Leinonen has strategically and thoughtfully expanded her company to offer full services for social and events catering, a successful Corporate Café division, a retail line of gourmet salad dressings and an in-house bakery. Recently, she has expanded her business to offer a wholesale product line, which develops and provides elevated grab-and-go dining options to large and mid-sized companies. She has worked to elevate the box lunch experience to a gourmet level, while building a team of award-winning Chefs that closely curates and caters over 3,000 meals per day.
Leinonen was honored as a Puget Sound Business Journal “40 Under 40” in 2008 and was a proud Women Business Owner Nellie Cashman Award finalist in 2016. In June of 2019, Alissa received the Pacific Northwest EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the “Unstoppable” category and was named one of America’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs on the Inc. 5000 2020 list. Gourmondo was recently awarded the COVID-19 Champion award from the Puget Sound Business Journal for their work providing over 250,000 meals to those in need in the local community. PSBJ has also recognized Gourmondo as one of the top fastest growing companies in the Pacific Northwest for multiple years in a row.
You will find 1 bottle of Valdo Prosecco Numero Uno in each Vote WINE PARTY box. Follow Gourmondo on Instagram at @gourmondoco.
Want to add on some additional adult hydration? Courtesy of our partnership with Gourmondo Catering, use the promo code “SAVOR” on their website to waive the shipping fee and everything will be delivered together!
Cupcake Royale is often known as the first cupcake bakery to open outside of New York City, as well as Seattle’s first cupcake bakery and café. Founded in 2003, the brand has grown with multiple locations throughout the Seattle area and in turn has committed to supporting community efforts, such as annually donating over 40,000 cupcakes to help raise funds for local non-profits. Their cupcakes are all made from scratch daily, and ingredients are sourced from local Washington farmers and producers.
You will find two custom voting-themed cupcakes (1 carrot and pumpkin maple, 1 vanilla) in each Vote WINE PARTY box. Follow Cupcake Royale on Instagram @cupcakeroyale.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is easily one of the most well known brands born from Pike Place Market. Known for their long lines for mac and cheese and large viewing windows enabling passersby to view daily cheese-making, it is a no-brainer that we have been working with this business from the first day of Savor Seattle's food tour operations, over thirteen years ago. Started by Kurt Beecher Dammeier, the Pike Place Market location opened in 2003 and has since expanded to the Flat Iron District in New York City and even to Monroe, Wisconsin. Eating food without harmful additives or preservatives is critical to Kurt and is even part of the company’s credo: “Beecher's Handmade Cheese makes foods only with ingredients we trust, are proud of, and would eat ourselves. It's just authentic and original food, full of flavor.”
In this box, Beecher’s is providing a triangle cut piece of their Flagship cheese. This cheese was the first to be produced at their Pike Place Market location, and a used in many of their signature dishes at their cafes. It is also a favorite tasting among guests on our Signature Tour of the Pike Place Market. Follow Beecher's Handmade Cheese on Instagram @beecherscheese.
Pioneer Square has long been the home of Salumi, the little meat shop known for its cured meats and local Italian charm. After moving to a larger restaurant location just last year, the business has been able to grow significantly, along with new owners to help the business move into the next generation. Under the new brand name, Coro, CEOs Clara Veniard and Martinique Grigg are pushing the boundaries of salami with new, bold flavors while also allowing more people outside of Seattle to enjoy the experience Salumi has been known for over the last 20 years. A fun bit of background on Coro’s name from their website:
“As members of a broader community of cured meat artisans, we cannot presume to own the word salumi, which is the Italian word for cured meats. We are one of many around the world that make salumi and dedicate ourselves to this craft. Not only should others be able to share in the celebrated word, we also believe it should be easy for our customers to find the product they love. Why Coro? TheItalian word for chorus, it is a celebration of the chorus of unique and non-traditional flavors we create in our cured meats and the chorus of voices at Salumi that come together to make it loved. We are two women and longtime friends surrounded by a team of people that share our passion for what we create.”
Each Vote WINE PARTY box comes with CORO foods’ classic flavor of Salami by Salumi. Follow Coro on Instagram @corofoods.
Have you ever seen our famous fishmongers chowing down on a bagel with cream cheese during their break and wondered where they came from? Seattle Bagel Bakery is located right around the corner and has been serving the community fresh bagels every morning since 1986. “We make ’em, we bake ’em and we deliver them all within a 24-hour period,” said Allen Thorne, Production Manager at Seattle Bagel Bakery. The team at Seattle Bagel Bakery hold themselves to a high standard as well, following the old-school method of kettle boiling their bagels for that perfect chew and texture. They also use the best local ingredients available, such as flour from Shepherd’s Gran CO-OP, known in the region as the premier producer of sustainable Washington wheat.
Vote WINE PARTY boxes include Sea Salt Bagel Chips from Seattle Bagel Bakery. These bagel chips are crispy, crunchy, and can be used to dip in pretty much anything you can think of. We recommend slathering a dollop of your Pink Bartlett preserves and topping with the Flagship cheese and a slice of Salumi for a gourmet twist on the canape. Follow Seattle Bagel Bakery on Instagram @seattlebagel.
After a 10-year career on Wall Street in New York City, Audra moved to Washington’s San Juan Islands with her new husband and two dogs to start a new life together – one much more rooted to the ground. This is where the business Girl Meets Dirt begins. Living in a farmhouse on a one lane Orcas Island road, she began to harvest fresh fruit from the incredible bounty the local trees provided. Soon, she began to pair those fruits with sugar and cook them down in a copper pot, creating delicious, all-natural preserves, jams and creative fruit-based condiments. Audra’s work has been recognized locally and nationally, celebrated as a brand that truly represents the beauty and bounty of the Pacific Northwest.
The Vote WINE PARTY box comes with a jar of Pink Bartlett cutting preserves. Spread on crackers for a mid-day snack or pair with your favorite nut butter for a delightful gourmet sandwich. Follow Girl Meets Dirt on Instagram @girlmeetsdirt.