Sip Hosts Benefit for Cancer Research

Sip Issaquah 2Chef Emran Chowdhury and Sip at the wine bar & restaurant aim to raise $20,000 for pediatric brain tumor research at an upcoming wine dinner fundraiser. Presented at Sip and inspired by Larry Snyder’s new book Miracles in Montanare: Ten Years in Tuscany, the event will benefit Strong4Sam – Project Violet at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Chef Emran has prepared a special five-course menu for the June 7 wine dinner. Each course of this authentic Tuscan meal celebrates the lessons chronicled in Miracles in Montanare: Ten Years in Tuscany, and each guest will receive a signed copy of the book. Chef Emran and the Sip team plan to sell out the event.

Tickets are $125/per person and each course is paired with an Italian wine. The menu features:


Pomodoro, Basilico, aglio (Diced Fresh Tomatoes, tossed with extra virgin olive oil and garlic, served onSip Special Event housemade bread, garnished with fresh basil)

Mozzarella fresca e anchovie (Sliced fresh Mozzarella garnished with Anchovies and fresh herbs)

Prosciutto e Mozzarella fresca (Sliced fresh mozzarella and thin sliced prosciutto served over crostini)

Soppersata e Mozzarella fresca (Sliced fresh mozzarella and spicy salami served over crostini)

Antipasti (First Course)

Insalata Mista- Fave, Pecorino Toscano (Steel wheel Farm baby Lettuce tossed with champagne vinaigrette, garnished with marinated fresh fava beans and pecorino cheese )

Sip wine dinnerPrimi (Second Course)

Pici Alla Fumo – Pasta fresca, pancetta, rosemarino, Pomodoro (Hand-rolled fresh pasta, cooked in rosemary, smoked ham and tomato sauce. Finished with dollop on mascarpone cheese)

Secondi (Third Course)

Stractti al Balsamico- Pollo Biologico, balsamico (Draper Valley organic chicken lightly dusted in flour and pan fried then drizzled with 15 year balsamic)

Contorni (Side Dish)

Asparagus Locali- Limone, Olio (Local Asparagus marinated with preserved lemon, grilled with olive oil and finished with maldon salt)

Dolci (Dessert)

Tiramisu d’ Rosetta (Housemade Tiramisu, layered with Caffe Vitta espresso soaked lady finger cookies, mascarpone cream and finished with cocoa powder)

To learn more and purchase event tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call (425) 369-1181.

About Strong4Sam – Project Violet at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), Project Violet researchers already have had one big success: a “molecular flashlight” called Tumor Paint, derived from scorpion venom, which chemically adheres to cancer cells and causes them to light up. Today, the research team developing breakthrough treatments with one goal: to create a new class of drugs that effectively cures diseases that are currently considered incurable.

Strong4Sam was created as a fundraising group in support of Project Violet, which is funded exclusively through private donations. Sam is an Issaquah middle-schooler.