Food & Wine Classic in Aspen- Part I The Setting

June 18, 2012 § 2 Comments

I never visited Disney World as a child but I imagine my fist experience at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen was something like a little girl first seeing the Magic Kingdom with her very own eyes. It was my fairy tale come true, and to give an idea of the feeling of the weekend, I wanted to set the stage with the setting, atmosphere and the players involved.

The entire event is interspersed in the town of Aspen which has picturesque streets of craveable shops, cafés with alfresco dining to take in the gorgeous mountain views and enough spruces, streams and photographic nature to make your head spin.

We spent most of our time in the Grand Tasting arena. Standing in line on your way in, you can hear the buzz and techno pumping through the tent and just can’t wait to get in. Once inside, you are greeted with a beautiful open-air hall and 3 different tasting tents. The tents are jam-packed with booths from winemakers, industry experts and food products from all over the world.

Most of our seminars took place in the Hotel Jerome which has just the right mix of luxury and western spirit.

Tech Talk – Danny Meyer, Bernardo Hernández, Rick Bayliss, José Andrés. Within minutes the convo turned directly to Twitter
Fame Game: The Reality of TV. Jacques Pépin, Tim Love, Spike Mendelsohn, Ming Tsai
Homegrown: Sowing The Seeds For the Future. Michel Nischan, Niki Leondakis, Sean Brock, John Besh. This was hands down the most inspiring talk of the weekend. It makes me want to go home and build a greenhouse to grow my own food.

Look who was in the crowd! Rick Bayliss jumped in on the farm-to-table conversation.

You can watch videos of each of the seminars here. When we weren’t indoors listening to superstar chefs talk shop, we were outside for cooking demos etc.

Stay tuned this week for details of the real stars of the show–the most fantastic food and wine on the globe.


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