EQUALUX is an evening that begins with our VIP reception followed by some incredible silent auction items, wine sampling from top Washington Wineries, small bites from some of Seattle’s best restaurants, and local entertainers.

5:00 PM - VIP Entry, Speakeasy, Silent Auction, Premium Wine Tasting

5:30 PM - General Admission, Silent Auction, Reception, Entertainment, The Wine District, Dancing, Features, Caterer Showcase

6:30 PM - Silent Auction sections begin to close

7:00 PM - Begin taking your seats, Silent Auction closes

7:25 PM - Emerald Ticket & Celebrity Chef raffle winners announced, Dinner service begins, Live Auction



We have made arrangements with the Westin Hotel for a special valet parking flat-rate of $26 for the evening (not applicable to overnight guests). Valet parking entrance is located on Westlake Avenue, between 6th Avenue and Stewart Street, limited space is available. Self-parking alternatives are available within a two block radius of the hotel, click the button below to view Seattle Department of Transportation’s Parking Map.

The Westin is centrally located to major bus lines, light rail transportation and trains. We encourage you to use these modes of transportation or a taxi service. Click the button below to use the King County Trip Planner.


If you prefer to spend the night at the hotel and enjoy everything downtown Seattle has to offer, the Westin Seattle has a limited number of hotel rooms for guests of EQUALUX staying anytime between November 16 to November 19, 2018.

The Westin Seattle is offering the following room options:

  • Traditional Double (2 double size beds)

  • Traditional King (King size bed + Sleeper sofa)

at a special event rate of :

USD $159.00 + charges & taxes

Click the button below to make a reservation.




EQUALUX - TASTE of GSBA features 10 member restaurants and caterers that provide small bites for our guests to indulge in during the silent auction. Here are some of the businesses we will be featuring:

  • Taylor Shellfish Farms

  • Tankard & Tun

  • Honest Buscuits

  • The Hi-Life

  • Madres Kitchen

Many more to come, stay tuned for a complete list.



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The winner of the 2018 GSBA/SVEDKA Cocktail Contest was James Beard award winning chef Tamara Murphy’s restaurant, Terra Plata with their “Fresh Start” cocktail.

Fresh Start is a refreshing cocktail made with SVEDKA Cucumber Lime Vodka, fresh cantaloupe with a hint of Poblano peppers.

“Fresh Start” will be the featured cocktail at EQUALUX - TASTE of GSBA, order one during the silent auction.



The Westin Hotel has prepared a delicious gourmet 4 course menu for our guests.


  • Pomegranate & Black Pepper Glazed Halibut (GF)
    Saffron cream, wild rice quinoa pilaf medley & apricots, and sautéed Enoki mushrooms

  • Macrina Artisan Bread & Homemade Lavosh
    served with sea salt rosemary butter


  • Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio
    Balsamic caviar, bocconcini, mustard sprouts, micro basil & blackberries.


  • Oregon Blue Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin (GF/NF)
    St. Michelle Cabernet Demi, tri-color marble potato Lyonnaise, roasted baby vegetables & roasted root vegetables.


  • Harissa Glazed Pacific Bass (GF/NF)
    Roasted celery root & parsnips, Washington asparagus, roasted beets, Meyer Lemon thyme butter


  • Stuffed Aloo Tikka (Vegan)
    Tandoor roasted cauliflower, Curried baby potato stuffed with vegetables and a cashew nut Pilau.


  • Chocolate Pave (GF/NF)
    Caramel smear, Quenelle of passion fruit cream

  • Blueberry Yogurt Panna Cotta (Nut Free)
    Blueberry compote, chantilly cream, Star lavender cookie