Monday, July 18, 2011

Snowmass Culinary Arts Festival: July 22-23

Snowmass is hosting an Encore presentation of last year's hit Culinary Arts Festival this weekend- in what will likely be a classic weekend of fine food, beverage, and culinary talent. A more casual mountain culinary festival, this one will span 2 packed days and will focus more on the locals who are changing the 
gastronomic landscape of Colorado.  

With tickets at $65- this is also a more affordable mountain festival. But that doesn't mean the talent is diluted- some of the best chefs from Denver and beyond will be highlighting the weekend, including:
- Chef Richard Sandoval: Tamayo, Zengo, La Sandia
- Alex Seidel: Fruition
- Hosea Rosenberg: Top Chef 2009- Jax Fish House
- Mark Fischer: Restaurant Six89

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, July 22
  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Art lovers will enjoy more than 30 juried artists’ works throughout the Snowmass Mall.
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Free Viking Stage Kitchen Cooking Demonstrations will include Kimball Executive Chef Vaughn Hobbs; Chef David Von Holton of The Artisan; Clark Church of Garnish; and Alan Sirull of The Brothers’ Grille. 
  • 4:00 p.m.: Venga Venga and Chef Sandoval will host Tequilas & Tapas, a ticketed event for $30. Guests will sample flight of tequilas paired with Mexican tapas.
Saturday, July 23
  • 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Juried art exhibit continues.
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: PBS Chef Christy Rost conducts a workshop entitled “A Colorado Kitchen: Celebrating Farm-to-table Menus and Decorations.”  
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Chef Hosea Rosenberg hosts “Smoking at Home.”
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Chef Sandoval cooking demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Chef Alex Seidel hosts “Making Sheep’s Milk Ricotta – Simple & Easy.”
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Chef Frank Bonanno will perform cooking demonstration on “Niçoise Salad with Tuna Conserva” and Regional Chef Mark Fischer from Six89, Phat Thai, and the Pullman will host "Porcini and Pancetta."
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Palette of Pairings, featuring Chef Christy Rost, invites guests to indulge in a feast of small plates prepared by over 20 local chefs paired with wines, beers, and spirits.
And as the festivities carry on, of course it will be a beautiful weekend in the CO mountains. If you end up heading into the hills- please send me an email and let me know, I would love to snag a glass of vino with you and grab some world-class grub! Stay tuned for a full recap of the weekend next week sometime. 

Dish it up!

Photos courtesy of Jeremy Swanson

1 comment:

  1. I'd been wanting to study culinary arts but I had no time to do it. Maybe I can enroll myself by next year so I can learn more culinary skills.