Beaver Creek’s Food and Wine Festival returns this weekend January 23 – 26th. Set at the base of a World Class mountain, Beaver Creek Food and Wine Festival features top visiting and local chefs, interactive cooking demonstrations, wine and spirits seminars and gourmet wine pairing dinners. The kick off event is Thursday, January 23rd with a Meet the Chefs Reception from 6 -9 pm. This years visiting chefs include Gavin Kaysen, Tim Love, Alex Seidel, Naomi Pomeroy and Fabio Viviani, along with notable mixologist, Alex Ott.
Beaver Creek chefs and restaurants will host all the events with the visiting chefs. Friday events include a Snowshoe and Gourmet Lunch with guest chef Fabio Viviani and Grouse Mountain Executive chef David Gutowski from 9:30 to 2 pm. You will be taken on a guided snowshoe tour to McCoy Park and served a delectable multi-course lunch with wine pairings. Lunch and Learn is a Beer Pairing Edition from 11 -2 pm which will be hosted at Mirabelle with Chef Naomi Pomeroy and Chef Daniel Joly, who is a Stella Artois brand ambassador. The fun will continue with a Rocky Mountain luau, Apres-Tiki party hosted by Texas grill master Tim Love and Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Executive Chef Christian Apetz at the base of the mountain from 3 – 6 pm. They will be roasting a whole pig and mixologist Alex Ott will be serving up some tasty tropical cocktails. Friday evening you have a choice of dinners at either Allie’s Cabin with executive Chef Kirk Weems and Chef Gavin Kaysen which is only accessible by an open air sleigh ride under the stars or Splendido at the Chateau with executive chef-owner David Walford and guest chef Alex Seidel, which has been named on of the “Top Ten Restaurants in Colorado.”
Saturdays events start with Eat, Ski, Eat from 9:30 -2 pm. Explore the mountain with Beaver Creek guides then indulge yourself in a gourmet lunch at Zach’s Cabin on Beaver Creek Mountain. Apres Ski: Burgers, Beer and Bourbon is from 3-6 pm. Stroll through Beaver Creek and indulge in a juicy burger and frosty beer. The Grand Tasting is the ultimate tasting experience with wine, spirits and music from 7 – 10pm at Ford Hall.
Sunday is the Celebrity Chef Ski Race and Brunch from 10 – 11:30 (ski race) and 11 – 1 pm (brunch). The celebrity chefs will be racing to raise money for their charity.
For complete details and ticket prices for the Beaver Creek Food and Wine Weekend, visit www.beavercreek.com/foodandwine
For more information on Beaver Creek and the surrounding areas, please contact Betsy, and visit GatewayToVail.com