First Annual Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend Set for Jan. 26-28, 2012

14 December 2011
  • Beaver Creek Partners with FOOD& WINE for new winter culinary event
  • Celebrity chefs John Besh, Tim Love, Marc Murphy, Stephanie Izard, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Richard Sandoval bring their talent to the slopes
Beaver Creek, Colo., Dec. 14, 2011 – Beaver Creek Resort has teamed up with the leading epicurean brand, FOOD & WINE to provide a three-day winter culinary celebration on the slopes: the Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend, Jan. 26-28, 2012. Chef’s John Besh, Tim Love, Marc Murphy, Stephanie Izard, Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson and Richard Sandoval will join local host chefs to produce a palate-pleasing culinary extravaganza featuring casual, yet interactive and fun events from après-ski to First Tracks on the slopes to exclusive dinners with menus meticulously prepared by celebrity chefs. Events will be hosted at a variety of restaurants throughout the resort, including the host hotel, the Park Hyatt Resort and Spa.

“Our new partnership with FOOD & WINE for Beaver Creek’s winter culinary festival provides an extraordinary opportunity to attract world-renowned chefs while also showcasing the incredible culinary experiences and depth of chef talent at Beaver Creek,” said Tim Baker, executive director of Beaver Creek Resort Company. “We couldn’t be more excited to announce our new event, which contains creative, fun offerings that incorporate our mountain lifestyle.”

Together Beaver Creek Resort and FOOD & WINE are pleased to host the following chefs to showcase their talent.
-John Beshexecutive chef and co-owner of the Besh Restaurant Group based in New Orleans. His collection of restaurants includes August, La Provence, Lüke, Besh Steak, Domenica and The American Sector.
-Tim Love: chef and owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and The Love Shack in Fort Worth, Texas.   
-Marc Murphy: executive chef and owner ofLandmarc in Tribeca and the Time Warner Center in Manhattan and also Ditch Plains in the West Village.   
-Stephanie Izard: chef and partner of the Chicago restaurant Girl & the Goat
-Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson: chef and owner ofBoulder-basedFrasca Food and Wine.
-Richard Sandoval: chef and owner of Richard Sandoval Restaurant Group which operates 26 restaurants including Cima, Venga Venga, Zengo and Maya.      

No culinary event is complete without expertly paired wines to sip and sample and this year, the author of FOOD & WINE’S Wine Guide 2009 and 2010, sommelier and journalistAnthony Giglio will bring his humor and insight to the slopes at Beaver Creek where he also will host the Winter Wonderland Wine Seminars.

Beaver Creek’s FOOD & WINE Weekend begins with the Meet the Chefs Reception on Thursday and other highlights include the Guided Snowshoe and Luncheon, First Tracks Ski Breakfast, wine seminars and cooking classes. Saturday evening’s Grand Tasting is the crescendo of all of the incredible chefs and foods prepared and shared in this winter setting. For complete details on all of the events and complete chef biographies, please visit

Tickets & Packages

Individual event ticket prices range from $75 for après-ski and seminar events to the ultimate VIP Culinary Events package for $936 which includes not only daily event tickets but also an exclusive cooking class with celebrity chef Tim Love.

Lodging packages also may be booked online at The Standard Package is available for $425 per person, per night and includes two nights of lodging, two days of skiing and tickets to Friday’s Burgers & Beers Après-Ski, a gourmet dinner and Saturday night's Grand Tasting.

The Magnum Package is available starting at $409 per person per night and includes three nights of lodging, three days of skiing plus tickets to Thursday night's Meet The Chefs reception, Friday’s Après-Ski Burgers & Beers, one Friday night gourmet dinner at either Splendido at the Chateau or Mirabelle, Saturday night's Grand Tasting and one wine seminar.

For the true foodie seeking an over-the-top culinary weekend, the Imperial Package is offered starting at $995.77 per person, per night. This VIP experience features superior accommodations, tickets to nearly all of the weekend’s events, plus an exclusive cooking class with celebrity chef Tim Love at Splendido at the Chateau on Saturday.

All lodging packages must be booked by Jan. 15, 2012 and packages are based upon availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

For complete details and information about the Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend visit or call 970-754-4636.

About FOOD & WINE:
FOOD & WINE is the modern, stylish, trend-spotting, talent-seeking epicurean brand. Created by American Express Publishing, the luxury-lifestyle authority, FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine with a circulation of 925,000, a books division and the website, with updates on Twitter (@fandw) and Facebook.
About Beaver Creek Resort
Beaver Creek is home to some of the West’s most celebrated Rocky Mountain restaurants and pioneer chefs. The resort is located just 25 miles east of Eagle Airport offering nonstop jet service from 11 major U.S. destinations. Visit Follow Beaver Creek on Twitter @BeaverCreekMtn. Like Beaver Creek on Facebook at
Media Contacts:
Jill S. Davison, Vice President, Corporate Communications
American Express Publishing
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Jen Brown, Senior Manager, Beaver Creek Resort Public Relations
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Caitlin Johnson
Turner PR , Park Hyatt Beaver Creek                                                                                                             
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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