Mountain Adventure and Gourmet Pairings Collide During Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend January 19 - 22, 2017

06 December 2016
Beaver Creek, Colo., Dec. 6, 2017 – With lifts turning and more than a foot of fresh snow falling during the past week, Beaver Creek invites guests to indulge in bold culinary and mountain adventures at a world-class Rocky Mountain destination Jan. 19-22, 2017, at Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend, presented by Audi.
Throughout four days, guests will create a customized menu of food, wine, spirit and mountain experiences featuring internationally-renowned guest chefs and celebrated host chefs, distinguished wine makers, interactive cooking demonstrations, dynamic après-ski events, hand-selected wines, expertly crafted cocktails and endless hours of skiing on the pristine Beaver Creek slopes. From the speak-easy style Mules & Manhattans, to the more adventurous Ski.Eat.Ski and Snowshoe Gourmet Lunch, lively après-ski events, and elegant multi-course meals at Beaver Creek’s renowned dining destinations - Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend offers a full sensory experience for the most discerning palates.
Year-after-year, Beaver Creek welcomes the finest culinary talent from across the world to collaborate with resident chefs on gourmet pairings and mountain adventure. Elevating the experience in 2017 is the addition of two international chefs – Tobie Pottuck, of Melbourne, Australia; and Maycoll Calderon, of Mexico City, Mexico. Also co-hosting the festivities throughout the weekend will be Hugh Acheson, of Atlanta; Carla Hall, of Nashville; Suzanne Tracht, of Los Angeles; and Gabriel Kreuther, of New York City.
Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend Schedule
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Paired with Patrón
Experts from Patrón have hand-selected their most exclusive tequila for a one-of-kind food pairing event with The Metropolitan restaurant. Your taste buds will be treated to flavors from around the world, with a curated small-plates menu designed to enhance Patrón’s unique tequilas. From the new Patrón Roca, handmade in small batches, to the limited edition Gran Patrón Platinum, triple distilled and oak rested, this evening is a festive and educational journey highlighting tequila’s versatility in the culinary world.
Event Time & Location: 7 p.m., The Metropolitan 

Allie’s Cabin Featured Wine Dinner – New to Winter Culinary Weekend for 2017
Kick off the Beaver Creek Winter Culinary by visiting Allie’s Cabin, one of Beaver Creeks’ three famed private, on-mountain fine dining cabins. Guests arrive via open-air sleigh for a gourmet culinary experience in the cozy cabin prepared by Allie’s Cabin executive chef Kirk Weems. While savoring exquisite food and wine pairings, guests enjoy a warm fireplace and sweeping views of the Beaver Creek Village, illuminated by Thursday Night Lights Fireworks.
Event Time & Location: 7 p.m.Allie’s Cabin

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
White Glove First Tracks – New to Winter Culinary Weekend for 2017
Have you skied Beaver Creek at sunrise? Beaver Creek’s White Glove First Tracks experience invites guests to cherish unrivaled scenic beauty at sunrise, delight in premier access to flawless snow surface conditions, and savor a five-star gourmet breakfast on the mountain at the exclusive Allie’s Cabin.  Guests load the Centennial Express Lift an hour before the mountain opens to enjoy a private, guided tour of the mountain’s flawlessly curated slopes and relax during breakfast prepared by Allie’s Cabin executive chef Kirk Weems & guest chef Maycoll Calderon.
Event Time & Location: 7:30 a.m., Centennial Express Lift and Allie’s Cabin
Snowshoe & Gourmet Lunch
Enjoy one of Beaver Creek's most majestic settings—the secluded Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center and McCoy Park—on a guided snowshoe tour. Return ready for a delectable multicourse lunch prepared by Grouse Mountain Grill’s executive chef David Gutowski and guest chef Gabriel Kreuther, with wine pairings from Aratas Napa Valley.
Event Time & Location: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Beaver Creek Mountain and Grouse Mountain Grill

Après Ski Beer Garden
Après ski in Beaver Creek is a beer-lover’s delight. Beaver Creek Village will be transformed into an outdoor beer hall, complete with traditional long tables, live music, food, games, and plenty of heaters to stay warm. No tickets required – food and beverage available for purchase.
Event Time & Location: 3– 6 p.m.Beaver Creek Village

Guest Chef Dinner by Carla Hall  
Spend an evening with guest chef Carla Hall, as she prepares a wine-paired, four-course dinner made with love, and winemaker Andrew Schweiger of Schweiger Vineyards. The unique museum at SaddleRidge, with frontier artifacts such as Geronimo’s tomahawk and General Custer’s hat and canteen, is the perfect setting for an intimate and delectable evening of culinary and conversational delights.
Event Time & Location: 6 – 10 p.m.SaddleRidge

Dinner at Splendido with Guest Chef Hugh Acheson
Join Splendido executive chef Brian Ackerman and guest chef Hugh Acheson at the Chateau for this impressive multi-course dinner with exquisite wine pairings, hand-selected and presented by the winemakers from Chateau Potelle.
Event Time & Location: 7 – 10 p.m., Splendido at the Chateau

Mules & Manhattans 
This speakeasy-inspired soiree features handcrafted cocktails and tasty bites. Dance the night away with a live swing band and have your password ready at the door…
Event Time & Location: 8 – 11 p.m., 8100 Private Dining Room at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Tackle the mountain and explore intermediate and advanced terrain with the help of Beaver Creek's acclaimed ski instructors. Discover Beaver Creek Mountain’s best-kept secrets with a small group, plus get tips and techniques throughout the day. After working up an appetite, indulge in a gourmet wine paired lunch created by guest chef Tobie Puttock and winemaker Mark Vlossak from St. Innocent Winery.
Event Time & Locations: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Beaver Creek Mountain, Zach's Cabin

Cooking Demonstration & Lunch 
With this exclusive cooking class, get a front-row seat as guest chef Suzanne Tracht takes over Splendido at the Chateau’s spectacular demonstration kitchen. This one-of-a-kind event winds down with a convivial lunch where guests will feast on top-notch dishes paired with exquisite wines from Sterling Vineyards and winemaker Mari Coyle.
Event Time & Location: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Splendido at the Chateau

Strolling Après
Taste the best of Beaver Creek’s restaurants with exclusive access to food and drink specials by downloading the Winter Culinary Wine & Dine Card. Guests can present this card to unlock offers at participating Beaver Creek Village establishments.
Event Time & Location: 3 – 6 p.m.Beaver Creek Village

Grand Tasting
The Grand Tasting is the “Don’t Miss It!” event at the Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend. The best chefs in Beaver Creek are joined by guest chefs from around the world, including Hugh Acheson, Carla Hall, Maycoll Calderon, Gabriel Kruether, Tobie Puttock, and Suzanne Tracht to delight you with the ultimate tasting experience. Enjoy, wine, spirits, music and mingling at the weekend’s premier party.

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
Snowshoe & Sunset Supper at Trappers Cabin 
Beaver Creek’s exclusive and luxurious on-mountain log cabin is open for a rare culinary treat. The afternoon begins with a guided snowshoe tour of the majestic McCoy Park, culminating at Trappers Cabin, nestled among aspen and pine trees at 9,500 feet with magnificent sunset views. Slippers and warm drinks greet guests, followed by an intimate wine-paired supper from Monchiero Carbone, led by Suzanne Hoffman, author of Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte.
Event Time & Locations: 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Beaver Creek Mountain, Trappers Cabin

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Guest Chefs: 
Carla Hall: Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC’s Emmy award winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew.” She is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars”, where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase, “Hootie Hoo” and her philosophy to always cook with love. Carla’s approach to cooking blends her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on traditional favorites. Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen – the chef’s first restaurant opened in June 2016.  A fast casual love letter to Nashville, the restaurant features iconic Nashville Hot Chicken and southern sides, which are anchored by Hall’s family recipes and perfected with her personal touches.
Hugh Acheson: Winner of Food & Wine’s award for Best Chef, local food advocate, and judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” brings a fresh perspective on how we cook, grow, and shop for food to table. Hugh has reinvented southern cooking and has garnered two James Beard Foundation Awards in the process.
Maycoll Calderon: Maycoll is chef and owner of Huset “Cocina de Campo” and Hanky Panky, a speakeasy bar. Huset “Cocina de Campo” is an award-winning Mexico City restaurant and recently was named best Restaurant Opening in Mexico by Gourmet Awards. Hanky Panky is a speakeasy bar in Mexico City and is considered by the New York Times and Washington Post to be one of the best bars in Mexico.
Gabriel Kreuther: One of New York City’s most celebrated chefs, James Beard award-winning and Michelin-starred chef Gabriel Kreuther serves a harmonious menu of refined, French-influenced cuisine with a distinctly New York spirit at his eponymous restaurant, Gabriel Kreuther.
Tobie Puttock: Tobie Puttock began his cooking career at Melbourne’s Cafe e Cucina, before traveling to picturesque Lake Como, Italy to work at the beautiful Hotel Florence. In 2002, Tobie became Head Chef of the first Fifteen Restaurant in London, a social enterprise to teach under-privileged youths to become chefs in a gourmet environment. Tobie seized the opportunity and was instrumental in helping Fifteen, London achieve its status as ‘Tatler's - Restaurant of the Year’. In 2005, Tobie returned home to Melbourne to establish Australia’s own Fifteen Restaurant and Charitable Foundation. In 2013, after over 20 years in restaurants, Tobie has turned his focus to several new and exciting projects including a YouTube channel that’s proudly become part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube network.
Suzanne Tracht: Suzanne Tracht, chef and owner of the critically-acclaimed Jar Restaurant, has been named one of Food and Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs and winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. In 2001, she opened her modern chophouse, Jar, with her longtime chef de cuisine Preech Narkthong. Jar has built a reputation for serving cozily familiar American retro food – pot roast, steaks, pork chops, and braised lamb shanks— with a modern twist.
Beaver Creek’s exceptional local culinary talent will collaborate with guest chefs to create unique guest experiences, including local chefs Adam Roth, executive chef at SaddleRidge restaurant, David Gutowski, executive chef of Grouse Mountain Grill at The Pines Lodge, Kirk Weems, executive chef at Allie’s Cabin, and Brian Ackerman, executive chef and general manager of Splendido at the Chateau. Each chef offers unique styles and expertise with years of experience.

Sponsors and partners include: Audi, the Bright Future Foundation, Antica Napa Valley, Aratas Wines Napa Valley, Chateau Potelle, Effen Vodka, Monchiero Carbone, Makers Mark, Market Wines & Spirits, Michael David Winery, Patrón Tequila, Sterling Vineyards, St. Innocent Winery, Schweiger Vineyards, Wagner Family Wines.

A portion of ticket sales from Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend is donated to the Bright Future Foundation, Eagle County’s only community-based domestic violence and sexual assault agency, Bright Future serves clients with prevention, crisis intervention, advocacy, and long-term healing services. 
Beaver Creek is offering a vacation package for midseason lodging rates start at $249/night. Book online at or call 888-222-1878.

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