Welcome to Summer. The Food and Wine Classic in Aspen is always the kickoff to summer. A little rain didn't stop the sold out venue. Everyone is rushing from one wine tasting to another cooking demonstration. Celebrity chefs educate and the attendees relish in all their senses and taste a bunch of wine. It is exhausting! and so much fun.
The highlight for me was the Grand Cochon. 10 chefs, 10 pigs, 1 Crown. A ‘snout -to-tail’ menu created from heritage breed pigs. Using all parts of the pig, winners from the 10-city tasting tour, won the chance to compete for the crown at the Classic.
The goal of the Cochon is to help family farms sustain and expand their businesses and to encourage breed diversity. The culinary experience increases awareness of the sources that support a more natural, sustainable food system. The events draw together top chefs, winemakers, farmers, thought-leaders, foodies, food media and responsible consumers to celebrate artisan foods and producers. The room at the Jerome was filled with people with a passion for pig...It was fabulous and filling. The chef's creativity was over the top. Lipitor, I need you now!
CheQuers of Aspen is carrying the Andi-Le Tableware line and hosted an Trunk Show in celebration of the Food and Wine Classic. Here are a few images of the event. Please stop by and see the line of placemats and napkins. Bring some energy and fun to your entertaining. CheQuers is the place to find great home accessories and gifts.
Till next week, xx