|Wine tasting dinner and concert in Carnation|
|Written by Valley View Staff|
|Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:30|
CARNATION–On December 11, from 4-8 p.m., Sliders Cafe, a hip new retro café known for their meatballs, home cooked food, and live music events, will transform from a café to an intimate holiday dinner club.
Sliders Café chef Marty Lepore is cooking a delicious five course Italian meal paired with six wines from award winning Carnation winery, Pleasant Hill Cellars. While guests enjoy the evening finale of port wine with dessert and coffee, nationally known recording artist Orville Johnson will take the stage. With a maximum of 40 place settings, guests will love the intimacy and friendliness of this holiday event. Tickets are $75 per person for this four hour, five course, six wines, live music evening. Purchase at Sliders Café in Carnation.
Sliders Café is a bit of Route 66 on Route 203. Built inside Carnation’s historic landmark 1938 Gilmore gas station, with authentic vintage gas pumps out front, you will find Sliders Café, an Italian sandwich eatery, retro diner and weekend breakfast stop. Sliders Café serves their signature meatball sliders, ethnic Italian grinders and other classic menu items Wednesday through Sunday since opening in the spring of 2011.
Along with the retro diner experience inside this repurposed, original two bay garage building, Sliders Café hosts Bluegrass and Americana music concerts on the Marcia Lee Stage and operates Cowgirls Western Wear in what was the original gas station office.
What’s in a name? ‘Sliders’ for steel guitar ‘Café’ for home cooked food.
Sliders Café is the entrepreneurial dream of Marty Lepore and Phyllis Ann Lee, residents of East King County.
Marty Lepore, a long time Northwest Folklife performer, is known as drslide, master of the steel guitar or slide guitar.
Combined with Marty’s east coast Italian family recipes and Phyllis’ western farm heritage, they have created a popular hip café offering wholesome food and live family music in a resurrected piece of Americana history in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley.