Thursday, June 16, 2011

Food and Wine Classic 2011

The gondola is running, Independence Pass is open, the trees are blooming and flowers are back. Yes, it’s almost time to celebrate the official kick off of summer with the annual Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the onset of summer than with this classic event. This year, just as years past, will not disappoint. This event runs from June 17-19. As usual there will be cooking demos, wine seminars, reserve wine tastings, grand tastings, and private grand tastings. These events will be run by wine and culinary experts from around the globe. Passes for this year's events are sold out for the first time since 2008, which means that this Food and Wine will as exciting as ever. Some standouts for this years events include Mario Batali, Jose Andres, Jacques Pepin, Gail Simmons, Joshua Wesson, and Anthony Bourdain. Even if you choose not to directly participate in Food and Wine, the summer season and all it has to offer is underway which means there are plenty of great activities to indulge in. The Aspen Farmers Market will kick off this Saturday, and will continue on every Saturday until late September. Local hiking and biking trails are in great shape thanks to a long stretch of warm, sunny weather. Rafting has been and will continue to be extra special this summer thanks to record high-alpine snow pack. All the famous road bike routes around Aspen including the ride up to the Bells, Ashcroft, Independence Pass, and the Rio Grande trail are all ready for your riding pleasure. Summer in Aspen is short but very sweet, so don’t let it pass you by! We still have some great deals available for the summer season. Call us toll free at 1-866-925-2980!