Whenever I plan a vacation, amazing food and wine is always a serious consideration. Although Aspen, Colorado is renowned for its Winter sports, the weather is absolutely beautiful during the Summer months, and offers visitors a diverse assortment of warm-weather activities. One of the highlights of Summer in Aspen is an event called the Food & Wine Classic. As you would expect, the festival is an extravagant affair that attracts discerning gourmets and celebrity chefs from around the globe.
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is considered the ultimate authority on the best new foods, drinks, designs and entertaining ideas. Should you want to attend, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the event website RIGHT HERE or by calling 877-900-WINE.
The Aspen Food & Wine Classic
Set to take place from June 14th – 16th, this year’s Food & Wine Classic marks the 37th anniversary of the event. Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for a spectacular and educational weekend of workshops, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and panel discussions (more than 80 to choose from), led by a team of world-class experts.
Inside the Grand Tasting Pavilion at the Food & Wine Classic, you will be able to participate in a variety of cooking demonstrations, along with numerous wine and champagne tastings to tantalize your taste buds.
This year, the celebrity chefs in attendance that will delight foodies with their amazing culinary skills include:
- Martha Stewart
- Andrew Zimmern
- Alex Guarnaschelli
- Geoffrey Zakarian
- Marcus Samuelsson
- Andrew Carmellini
- Jacques Pépin (plus daughter Claudine)
- Barbara Lynch
- And many more of the industry’s most highly-regarded names
At $1,700 (for a 3-day pass), tickets might seem pretty pricey; however this multi-day event is definitely worth the investment. Not only will you be able to sample some of the finest foods and wines on this planet, but you will also learn valuable tips and skills from some of the most respected names in the industry.
To burn off all those indulgent calories (consumed over the 3-days) you might consider the Celebrity Chef 5K Charity Run. This $35 event gives you the chance to run down the streets of Aspen with famous chefs and winemakers. In addition to being enormous fun, all the proceeds go to the Wholesome Wave (established by Chef Michel Nischan) and the Jacques Pépin Foundation – two non-profit organizations that are involved in sustainable and social economic programs.