Pinot Noir Wine Dinner
Join us and special guest Bill Nolan as we taste Pinot Noirs from around the world paired with a 5-course tasting menu. Bill Nolan retired to Bellingham after 30 years as an educator, wine salesman, and sales director for a boutique wholesale house in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque, NM. His passion for Pinot Noir and its flexibility and enhancement of fine food are the inspiration for this dinner. This is a unique opportunity to do a tasting of selections from a variety of regions and hone your palette for great Pinot Noir. Special pricing for bottles and cases will be offered at the event--so you can take home your favorites.
Wine Pairing is included in ticket price
Bottle and case pricing available at event
** Additonal Tip & Service Charge are politely declined.
*** Event Price may be subject to WA State Sales Tax (CT2GO, Cooking Classes and Registered Non-Profit Fundraisers are exempt)
A note from the owners on pricing at Ciao Thyme in 2018:
Ciao Thyme is a team of hard-working individuals that work together to create a unique dining experience. We aim to foster a feeling of belonging and offer a fair and equitable workplace and believe the thoughtful work of our long-term staff attests to our passion. We plan to continue to provide a work environment that our employees are proud to be part of.
Once again, the effects of Initiative 1433 are changing regarding wages, compensation, required benefits, tipping and service charge language. These laws will affect not only small businesses and restaurants like ours but also many of the farms and vendors that we buy from. We have seen increases in food and materials costs as each company individually navigates their increases in labor and benefits costs.
Even with our best guess at managing for these increases in 2017, we saw a significant rise in our food costs. To ensure that we can continue to support local farmers, offer competitive - guaranteed wages and job opportunities, meet the new requirements for paid sick leave and keep up with our facility’s needs, we have decided to move to an all inclusive pricing. All inclusive pricing means, as a professional business, we will no longer accept individual tips or add service charges to menus or contracts in 2018. With the exception of Washington State Sales Tax, our printed price on our menus and website will be the price you pay.
Once these changes are implemented, the total amount you pay for the cafe, CT2GO, classes and/or dinners, will not be much different from what you pay now. However, we will need to continue to modify our pricing annually through 2020 to stay current with Initiative 1433. This change in payment structure is intended to keep Ciao Thyme and its employees thriving in the current of change. We appreciate your trust and support in 2018 and beyond!
Sincerely, Jessica & Mataio Gillis