The Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival is this weekend. If you love to watch celebrity chefs show off their talents, while savoring creative foods and libations in the middle of a ski resort, this is an event for you.

The event begins Thursday evening with an art exhibition, culinary demonstrations and a free concert by Otis Taylor. Many events are free while others are included as part of your full-day ticket.

Celebrity chefs include: Hosea Rosenberg, Alex Seidel, Frank Bonanno, Richard Sandoval, Christy Rost, and Mark Fischer.

The Palette of Pairings event is July 23 from 4-6 pm and costs $50. “Arrive hungry and thirsty…indulge in an array of artisan crafted dishes. The two-hour Palette of Pairings features specialty foods prepared by local restaurants and chefs, individually paired with a variety of fine wines and spirits. There will be over 40 samplings of different foods and 100 different varietals of wine and spirits, giving guests the opportunity to awaken your senses and become satiated with delight.” Some of the pairings include:

  • Grilled Bison New York Strip Steaks with Ancho Glaze. (Malma and NQN Wine)
  • Cardamom and Sweet potato fritter with shaved Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano and fig balsamic reduction & Lamb sliders with minted cucumber yogurt, feta and harissa sauce & Tuna tartar with Sriracha aioli, cucumber and avocado (Peach Street Distillers Vodka, Gin & Pear Brandy)
  • Pork Confit Crispy Crepe (Altitude Spirits)
  • Orange Basil Chipotle Chicken and Pork Salsa Verde with Spanish Rice (Tequila Corrido)

Some of the premiere culinary demos include:

  • Tequilas and Tapas by Richard Sandoval, of Tamayo Restaurant in Denver. $30
  • Smoking at Home by Josea Rosenberg, of Jax Fish House, Boulder
  • Making Sheep’s Milk Ricotta by Alex Seidel, of Fruition Restaurant, Denver
  • Pork Confit Crispy Crepe by Rob Zack, of Viceroy Snowmass

Map and address are available on the shopping cart page for purchasing tickets. A full-day ticket, purchased in advance, costs $65 and includes free access to the art exhibit and many of the culinary demonstrations.

It’s about a four-hour drive from Denver, but would make for a great weekend getaway. You still have time to make necessary plans!

Fanny Hill & Snowmass Village Mall
100 Elbert Lane
Snowmass Village, CO 81615