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33rd Annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic

33rd Annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic

June 19 - 21, Aspen welcomes back the acclaimed Food & Wine Classic, a three-day epicurean event celebrating fine food, great wine and the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. This festival has become the kick-off event for summer in Aspen, and this year, the 33rd anniversary of the Classic, will not disappoint.

As in years past, the Food & Wine Classic will bring together big name celebrity chefs, rising culinary talents, and vinoculture’s finest producers along with food-savvy guests at the nation’s premier culinary event. The line-up this year includes an amazing roster, including Masaharu Morimoto, Carla Hall, Tyler Florence Sissy Biggers and Daniel Pi among many others, who will conduct more than 80 cooking demonstrations, seminars and workshops.

Don’t miss the Best New Chefs of 2015, to be featured in the Grand Tasting Pavilion all weekend. Wine seminars will cover a worldly range of topics such as “104 Wines for IPO Billionaires”, “Italy: The Big & The Bold”, “Spain's Great Discoveries”, and “Women in Wine- Napa’s Next Generation”. The schedule is packed full of fascinating seminars and tastings, and the schedule culminates with the Grand Tasting from 12:30-2pm on Sunday June 17.

It isn’t just food and fun at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic- this event has an important philanthropic component as well. The event helps to raise awareness and funding for Grow For Good, Food & Wine’s endeavor to support local growers and sustainable farming. 2% of the net proceeds from Classic ticket sales are donated to this meaningful initiative. In addition, the festival has offered “Green Passes”, a VIP experience with a lot of heart in which $1,000 of the price of each ticket is donated to the Grow For Good Campaign.

This year, the Aspen Food & Wine Classic will host the fourth annual race on Friday morning of the Classic weekend. Friday, June 19, 2015 at the Rio Grande Park starting at 7 a.m. Registration will begin April 19, 2015. FOOD & WINE will host a late night party on Friday night during the Classic, exclusively for purchase by American Express® Card Members. The party will be hosted by a celebrity chef and mixologist. Guests will enjoy cocktails, food, wine and music. Price: $150. For tickets and details click here.

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