The Food and Wine Classic 2019 was one for the books. We had so much fun and fellowship. That’s what I love about food and wine (let’s be real though…wine)…it brings people together. It’s a universal necessity to eat. How much better can you get with friends, Rosé, and some of the best chefs around? If you’ve never heard of this weekend event before, be sure you mark your calendars for next year. We love to go, and try to make it a point to go each year! Drink Entourage (Rosé) was present and consumed by many.
Some of the talent in attendance:
- Amanda Victoria
- Andrew Carmellini
- Carla Hall
- Elizabeth Falkner
- Jeff Porter
- Geoffrey Zakarian
- Martha Stewart
- Ming Tsai
- Nina Compton
- Sheldon Simeon
There’s more where that came from! This event is full of them. Beginning @10am to 6:30pm on Friday, and the next two days, they have all kinds of sessions. The sessions consist of demonstrations, panel discussions, and wine tastings. Of course they are optional and there is plenty to do in between and on your free time there. Aspen always has the best events and parties held. I love going to the classic year after year. Some of the Food and Wine Classic’s sponsors will hold sessions as well.
You absolutely don’t want to miss the grand tasting at the end of the day in the pavilion. It’s like a debrief for the day before your time in the evening. You can get the consumer pass and be able to make all of the grand tastings. The only thing the consumer pass won’t do is get you in the Restaurant Trade Program. You can also pre-register with this pass. Hopefully, this helps in your planning for next year. I’ll try to put out a blog about the fun events coming up as they closer for next year. Tickets start going on sale in December.
- Lexus Owner Benefit (cheapest AND gives you many of the same offers as the other passes)
- Consumer (in reference to what I wrote above)
- Trade (access to private wine tastings and the restaurant trade program)
- Grow for Good (includes donations and VIP access-let’s say everything here)
- Platinum (includes pretty much everything except the donation)
We ate, we drank, we had fun! We have it extra good that we live in Aspen!
What is your favorite wine? Favorite food or chef? Anxious to hear your thoughts!