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Cake and Wine Pairing with Hot Cakes & Aluel Cellars


Join us for a gorgeous evening on the water where you’ll taste molten lava cakes from Hot Cakes paired with fine wines from Aluel Cellars. The waterways team has selected several of Hot Cakes’ delicious offerings to taste along with Aluel wines that will create a unique pairing. Your experience will also include a artisan charcuterie spread for you to enjoy with your sweets.

About Hot Cakes:
Hot Cakes was born at the Seattle farmers markets in 2008 with their namesake product the molten chocolate cake. In 2012, they opened their first dessert restaurant on Ballard Avenue. Today they are a well-known and loved cakery in Seattle. Their cakes are deeply chocolatey, warm, gooey in the middle, and cakey on the outside.

About Aluel Cellars:
Owners and partners Alex and Samuel met in 2010 over a mutual love for wine. With a background in law, Alex often spent time helping companies, including wineries, navigate complex legal issues, and his evenings and weekends working at tasting rooms and learning about the chemistry behind wine-making. From here, Alex and Samuel decided to turn their expertise into something more and launched Aluel Cellars together, embracing their love for Washington wines.


Waterways Cruises at Lake Union Piers on South Lake Union (End of East Pier)
901 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

3 hour cruise

Boarding: begins at 6:30 p.m.

Departure: 7:00 p.m.

Return: 9:30 p.m.

Your Cruise Includes

  • 2.5 hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington  (cruising on Lake Washington is subject to boat traffic and weather).
  • Your own private table
  • Four Hot Cakes cakes (1 per 2 people)
  • Four Aluel Cellars wines (tasting pours)
  • Guided tasting of wines and cakes complete with tasting notes and a brief history from Hot Cakes and Aluel Cellars
  • Charcuterie spread (1 per 2 people)
  • This cruise is for guests 21 and older

Specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase

Hot Cakes & Aluel Menu 2023

Smoky S’mores & Chardonnay

Strawberry & Rose

Dark Decadence & Merlot

Gooey Brownie & Sparkling