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32nd Annual Aspen Food and Wine Festival 2014 in Colorado

English: Aspen, Colorado, August 2010.

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Do you have plans to attend the 32th Annual Aspen Food and Wine Festival 2014 in Colorado?

WHEN: June 20-22, 2014

 

Buy your 2014 FOOD & WINE passes today! 

For event details visit www.foodandwine.com/classic or call 1-877-900-WINE.

“Each year, the world’s most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary luminaries come together in one breathtaking setting.   Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the pinnacle of good taste, mingle with stars, and enjoy a pleasure-packed weekend at the base of spectacular Aspen Mountain.”

Aspen Mountain (Colorado)

Aspen Mountain (Colorado) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Downtown Aspen has been largely transformed into an upscale shopping district that includes high-end restaurants, salons, and boutiques. High altitude Aspen has some of the most expensive real estate in the country.

Fashionistas flock to designer shops likes Ralph Lauren, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Bvlgari, Burberry, Brioni, theory and Ermenegildo Zegna boutiques.

English: Aspen, Colorado, August 2010.

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Plan to attend the legendary Aspen, Colorado Food and Wine Festival. In the past, some of the outstanding line-up of epicurean wizards have included: Mario Batali, Giada DeLaurentiis, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio, Pépin and Danny Meyermasters. The Grand Cochon 555 finalists from the ten-city competiton will face-off in Aspen.

At the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen there will be:
More than 80 cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, panel discussions and tasting events.

as well as a fabulous Grand Tasting Pavillion.

Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur.

Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

COST: Tickets $1,225. Call 877-900-WINE or visit www.foodandwine.com/classic

FOOD & WINE donates two percent of the net proceeds from all Classic tickets sold to Grow for Good, benefiting Wholesome Wave Foundation. Grow for Good is FOOD & WINE’s national initiative dedicated to supporting local farms and encouraging sustainable agriculture.

Cochon 555

Cochon 555

Ten winning regional chefs face-off to determine the ultimate victor at the Grand Cochon in Aspen. The Cochon 555 Journey begins every January. The 10 city culinary competition selects five chefs from 10 cities to prepare a snout to tail menu from heritage breed pigs. The ultimate victor is crowned in Aspen. The King or Queen of Porc will receive a 2012 Guest Chef Showcase weekend at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.

Cochon 555

Cochon 555

The Cochon 555 Tour culminates in a grand finale at the 30th Annual Food and Wine Festival in Aspen, Colorado. At the Grand Cochon where there will be: 10 Chefs, 10 Pigs and one Crown on Sunday.

Cochon 555

Cochon 555

“The finalists will each prepare dishes from a whole heritage-breed pig in this “head to toe” competition. The winner is determined by 450 guests and a panel of 20 esteemed judges.

Cachon 555: Heritage Breed Pigs

Cachon 555: Heritage Breed Pigs

Cochon 555: Chicago Butcher Demo

Cochon 555: Chicago Butcher Demo

The event includes over thirty winning chef dishes from around the country, butcher demos, reserve wines, artisan cocktails, pig infused desserts and the award ceremony.” There will be a tasting of Domaine Serene reserve wines paired with the coveted Spanish pork, Ibérico De Bellota by Fermín imported by Wagshal’s Market. Enjoy the wines of California from West Sonoma Coast Vintners with brews from Anchor Brewing. Please call 888.649.5982 for more information and to buy tickets.

Emeril Lagasse, American celebrity chef, resta...

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Bobby Flay performing a cooking demonstration ...

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Michael Symon, Ming Tsaiand many other culinary rock-stars will lead more than 80 cooking seminars and demonstrations. There will be plenty of wine tastings, interactive seminars, panel discussions, tasting events and the famous Grand Tasting Pavilion.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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