Top Chefs Featured during Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend January 21 - 24, 2016

01 December 2015

Beaver Creek, Colo., Dec. 9, 2015 – Beaver Creek invites guests to indulge in bold culinary and mountain adventures at a world-class Rocky Mountain destination Jan. 21-24, 2016 at the Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend, presented by Audi.
Over four days, guests will create a customized menu of food, wine, spirit and mountain experiences featuring internationally renowned guest chefs and celebrated host chefs, hands-on 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 and lively Aprés-Ski Burgers & Beers to elegant multi-course meals at Beaver Creek’s renowned dining destinations and after-dinner line dancing, Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend offers a full sensory experience for the most discerning palates.
Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend Schedule
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Wine & Tapas Social
Kick off the Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend indulging in a variety of tapas paired with hand selected wines. With each bite and sip, discover new flavor combinations and wine pairings.
Event Time & Location: 7PM-10PM, The Metropolitan

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
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 with wine pairings prepared by Grouse Mountain Grill’s executive chef David Gutowski and guest chef Richard Blais.
Event Time & Location: 9:30AM-2PM, Beaver Creek Mountain and Grouse Mountain Grill

Après-Ski Burgers & Beers
Stroll through the intimate and charming Beaver Creek Village while indulging in frosty beers and juicy burgers from some of the best grill masters in Beaver Creek.  
Event Time & Location: 3PM-6PM, Beaver Creek Plaza (Outdoor event, please dress appropriately)

Four Course and Two Step at SaddleRidge
Put your boots on! Sample exquisite wines while exploring the unique museum at SaddleRidge with frontier artifacts such as Geronimo’s tomahawk and General Custer’s hat and canteen. Settle into a four-course dinner designed by SaddleRidge’s executive chef Adam Roth and guest chef Jon Bonnell. After indulging in dinner, select a partner for live music and Two Step lessons.
Event Time & Location: 6PM-10PM, SaddleRidge

Dinner at Splendido
Join Splendido executive chef David Walford and guest chef Stephanie Izard at the Chateau for this impressive multi-course dinner with exquisite wine pairings.
Event Time & Location: 7PM-10PM, Splendido at the Chateau

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
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 lunch designed by Zach’s Cabin’s executive chef and guest chef Paul Reilly.
Event Time & Locations: 9:30AM-2PM, Beaver Creek Mountain, Zach's Cabin

Cooking Demonstration & Lunch
With this exclusive cooking class, get a front-row seat as guest chef George Mendes 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.
Event Time & Location: 11AM-2PM, Splendido at the Chateau

Mules & Manhattans
This speakeasy-inspired soiree features handcrafted cocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Have your password ready at the door…
Event Time & Location: 2PM-5PM, 8100 Private Dining Room at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

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 country, including Richard Blais, Stephanie Izard, George Mendes, and Paul Reilly to delight you with the ultimate tasting experience. Enjoy, wine, spirits, music and mingling at the weekend’s premier party.
Event Time & Location: 7PM-10PM, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa-Ford Hall

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
Sunday Brunch at The Boot
Top off your weekend at this fun, casual brunch featuring unlimited cocktails!
Event Time & Location: 11AM-1PM, The Dusty Boot

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Guest Chefs:
Richard Blais:  Perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, Richard Blais is a successful chef, restaurateur, James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author and television personality. He is a regular guest on Food Network and returns again as a featured judge on Season 13 of Top Chef. Chef Blais will be featured at the Snowshoe & Gourmet Lunch and Grand Tasting.
Jon Bonnell: Fort Worth native Jon Bonnell opened his is own signature restaurant, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine, in 2001 in his beloved hometown. Known for his fine dining twists on wild game, Chef Bonnell sways any skeptic with large flavors and beautiful displays. He is the ultimate resource on Fine Texas Cuisine. Chef Bonnell will be featured at the Four Course and Two Step at SaddleRidge and Grand Tasting.
Stephanie Izard: Celebrated chef and author, Stephanie Izard is the chef-partner of Chicago restaurants Girl & the Goat and Little Goat. Chef Izard’s accolades include 2013 James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes,” “2011 Food & Wine Best New Chef,” and winner of Top Chef  Season Four. In 2016, Stephanie will open her third restaurant, a Chinese concept called Duck Duck Goat in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Chef Izard will be featured at the Splendido Dinner and Grand Tasting.
George Mendes: American-born to Portuguese parents, George Mendes is executive chef/partner of two New York City restaurants: Lupulo and Michelin-starred Aldea. Chef Mendes has trained under some of the world's most heralded chefs including Alain Ducasse, Alain Passard, Martin Berasategui, and David Bouley. Chef Mendes will be featured at The Cooking Demonstration & Lunch and Grand Tasting.

Paul Reilly: Local Colorado ingredients and purveyors are celebrated at Chef Reilly’s Denver restaurant, beast + bottle, and forthcoming Coperta. Equal care and thought is found in the eclectic wine, beer, and spirits program with a focus on great pairings to enhance the menu and overall dining experience. Chef Reilly will be featured at Ski.Eat.Ski and Grand Tasting.
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, and David Walford, executive chef and general manager of Splendido at the Chateau. Each chef offers unique styles and expertise with years of experience.
Beaver Creek is offering a vacation package that allows guests to save up to 35 percent on lodging when booked before January 7. Book online at  or call (800) 953-0844. 

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About Beaver Creek Resort: Renowned for legendary attention to detail, World-Cup mountain pedigree, intimate alpine village, and reputation as one the world’s top luxury destinations, Beaver Creek Resort represents incomparable elegance and Rocky Mountain leisure which spoils guests for anywhere else with an unparalleled level of world-class service. Just 30 minutes east of Eagle Airport (EGE) and 2.5 hours west of Denver International Airport (DIA), Beaver Creek offers luxury accommodations throughout three villages and ski-in, ski-out luxury lodges and hotels. More than 40 in-resort and slope-side restaurants, elegant village boutiques, cherished daily traditions and activities such as world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding spanning 1832 acres with 3340 vertical feet of descent, snow shoeing, Nordic skiing, and ice skating in the Beaver Creek village. Visit for additional information and vacation planning.

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