Aspen Food & Wine

 

It still feels like a dream.

No words can explain last weekend: from the food, chefs, demos, wine, networking, cocktails, and tastings, I couldn't have asked for a better weekend for my first Food and Wine Classic in Aspen.  Favorite moments include: Meeting the Masters panel with Gabrielle Hamilton, Will Guidara, Traci Des Jardines, and Hugh Acheson, giving Christina Tosi my card (!!!), the Friday Trade Grand Tasting, Patron's Tiki Rita cocktails, Hugh Acheson's Stellar Seafood demo and meeting him after, tasting a '75 Joseph Phelps Cab Sav, the AmEx Trade Lunch with food from Liholiho Yacht Club in SF, the Blackberry Farm beer tasting and pool party, and late night donuts from Ajax with my mom.  #FWclassic

White House Tavern

The Jackrabbit: tequila, Campari, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, & mint

The Jackrabbit: tequila, Campari, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, & mint

Macho Salad: rotisserie chicken, mixed greens, avocado, dates, goat cheese, tomatoes, and freshly shucked corn

Macho Salad: rotisserie chicken, mixed greens, avocado, dates, goat cheese, tomatoes, and freshly shucked corn

Gulf Coast Style Fish Sandwich: today's crispy fish, red onion, thousand island slaw

Gulf Coast Style Fish Sandwich: today's crispy fish, red onion, thousand island slaw

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The Steak board from Meat and Cheese: butcher's cut with rosemary butter, roasted sweet potatoes, and lightly dressed greens.

Patron TIki Rita: Patron Reposado, Patron Citronge Orange, lime juice, grapefruit juice, vanilla syrup, allspice dram

Patron TIki Rita: Patron Reposado, Patron Citronge Orange, lime juice, grapefruit juice, vanilla syrup, allspice dram

Ceviche Mixto: tiger milk, sweet potatoes, orange glaze, Peruvian corn

Ceviche Mixto: tiger milk, sweet potatoes, orange glaze, Peruvian corn

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Cakepops!

Cakepops!

Hugh Acheson

Hugh Acheson

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Salmon New Stye from Matsuhisa

Salmon New Stye from Matsuhisa

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Patron Silver, Patron Citronge Pineapple, amontillado sherry, RYC luau cordial, Fever Tree tonic

Patron Silver, Patron Citronge Pineapple, amontillado sherry, RYC luau cordial, Fever Tree tonic

#AmEx Trade Lunch

#AmEx Trade Lunch

#AmEx Trade Lunch by Liholiho Yacht Club: poke, nori chip, spicy mayo

#AmEx Trade Lunch by Liholiho Yacht Club: poke, nori chip, spicy mayo

#AmEx Trade Lunch by Liholiho Yacht Club: corn on the cob with miso butter and turikake

#AmEx Trade Lunch by Liholiho Yacht Club: corn on the cob with miso butter and turikake

#AmEx Trade Lunch by Liholiho Yacht Club: fried chicken with avocado ranch

#AmEx Trade Lunch by Liholiho Yacht Club: fried chicken with avocado ranch

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Tori BertschyAspen, food, wine