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Celebrate the taste of summer at Kirkland Uncorked by watching the annual Grill-Off Competition, cooking classes in the Tasting Garden, plus bite-sized feasts from Eastside restaurants.


2013 Grill-Off

Donned in red chef jackets in honor of event beneficiary The Hope Heart Institute, three chefs will face off in the highly anticipated Grill-Off Saturday at 5:00pm in the Tasting Garden! Watch as three Pudget Sound culinary legends, go head-to-head and compete for glory as the Grill-Off winner!

2013 Grill-Off Chefs:



2013 Cooking Classes

Learn grilling tips from the pros at the Kirkland Uncorked grilling demonstrations. Taking place inside the Tasting Garden with Lake Washington as the backdrop, chefs will share their signature recipes and cooking secrets.

Friday, July 19

6:00pm-7:00pm: Lauren Thompson

Saturday, July 20

1:00pm-2:00pm: Benjamin Riggs, Fall City Roadhouse

3:00pm-4:00pm: Cynthia Nims

Sunday, July 21

4:00pm-5:00pm: Jan Z. Parker

Grilling Demonstration

2013 Restaurant Sampling

Taste and sample some of the enticing bite-sized feasts that Kirkland and Northwest restaurants have to offer. Taking place in the Tasting Garden, restaurant samples will be available throughout the weekend.

We encourage you to come to the Restaurant Samplings early, as these delicious bites are only available while supplies last.

Friday, July 19, 5:00-9:00pm: 

Anthony's Homeport Kirkland
Dianne's Delights
George's Place

Friday, July 19, -Burger Brawl - 5:00-9:00pm: 

Volterra Restaurant
Lunchbox Laboratory
The Lodge Sports Grille
The Slip
Whole Foods Market

Saturday, July 20, 12:00pm-4:00pm:

Anthony's Homeport Kirkland
Beach Cafe
Dianne's Delights
Earls Kitchen and Bar
Fall City Roadhouse
Hector's Bar and Grill
Lynn's Bistro
Metropolitan Market
Moksha Indian Cuisine
Rain City Catering
Redmond's Bar and Grill

Saturday, July 20, 5:00-9:00pm:

Anthony's Homeport Kirkland
Beach House Bar & Grill
DERU Market
Dianne's Delights
Simple & Crisp
Vista Lago

Sunday, July 21,  12:00-5:00pm:

Brix Wine Cafe
Cafe Veloce
Dianne's Delights
Lynn's Bistro
Milagro Cantina
Moksha Indian Cuisine