Capture the ultimate three-day food and wine experience at the 8th Annual Denver Food & Wine Classic September 6 – 8, 2012, to raise money for the CRA Education Foundation which provides our youth with opportunities to excel in the hotel and restaurant industries.
Rub elbows with the World’s Most Famous Butcher, Darrio Cecchini of Panzano, Italy hailed by Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali and The Wall Street Journal. Choose from a number of incredible events that appeal to your senses and don’t miss out on the Celebrity Chef cooking and glass making seminars! From a Panzano dinner to the Grand Tasting Event, Miss A has you covered with a full listing of the weekend schedule below. We hope to see you Saturday at the Grand Tasting where myself and others will be sampling and mingling all afternoon. Stop in and say hello! Our team would love to hear of your culinary experiences.
Dine with the world’s most famous butcher Darrio Cecchini and enjoy a four-course dinner with wine pairings from Chef Elise Wiggins of Panzano Denver. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Colorado ProStart – a high school hospitality program. $95-125 per person. Reserve your seat by calling Panzano at 303-296-3525.
Friday Seminar Offerings - At the new Metropolitan State University of Denver Hospitality Learning Center
3:30-5 p.m. - “Dueling Chefs” Culinary Presentation - Learn about “Cooking for Reality TV” with Kelly Liken (Top Chef) and Jenna Johansen (Around the World in 80 plates). $20 per person.
3:30-4 p.m. – Spiegelau Beer Glass Seminar - Forever change the way you think about serving and enjoying craft beer. Exceptional glassware is the key to elevating all facets of this delicious subject and The Spiegelau Beer Connoisseur tasting seminar shows you how. Learn firsthand how color, clarity, aroma, temperature and effervescence are all dramatically enhanced with Spiegelau glass versus the standard type of beer glasses we have all become accustomed to. Come enjoy Craft Beer the way it was intended to be and go home with a beautiful Spiegelau Beer Connoisseur 4-piece set to keep ($49 value)! Featured beers will consist of Light Lager, Wheat, IPA and Belgian style brews. $50 per person. Seating is limited. Advance reservations and payment required.
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Reidel Glass Seminar – Wine & Glass Experience - Riedel brings 250 years of glass making skill to the finest wineglasses in the world. During this guided journey, taste for yourself how the flavors and aromas of wines are enhanced when a glass shape is designed according to the character of the wine. It is an eye opening and amazing experience! Receive a set of Riedel Vinum XL wine glasses ($138.00 value). You’ll taste beautiful wines to show how the glass can change what you experience. Then you’ll be able to take that experience home with a brand new set of Riedel Wine Glasses!
Tickets are $75 per person. Seating is Limited!
*Seminar Attendees will receive free admission to the “Restaurants Rock” Party with proof of purchase!!!
Restaurants Rock Event – Friday 6:30-9:30 p.m. - At Springhill Suites by Marriott on the Metropolitan State University of Denver campus
Music from Opie Gone Bad, food samplings and a “kicked-up” Art of the Cocktail Party by the “masters of mixology”, The Colorado Bartender Guild and spectacular spirits that include Beam Inc., Pernod Ricard, Patron Spirits, Campari America and Kahlua. $35 per person, includes food and drink.
Grand Tasting Event - Saturday 12-4 p.m. - At Metropolitan State University of Denver – 7th and Lawrence Way
Features 600 plus wines, a Global Beam Cocktail Party, Pernod Ricard’s Perfect Mix Lounge, W.J. Deutch Wine Bar, food choices galore and so much more! World class chefs showcase their culinary masterpieces, while Cecchini gives live demonstrations.