Breck toasts food and wine |

Breck toasts food and wine

JENNIFER HARPERsummit daily news

BRECKENRIDGE – Add a few bottles of wine, a handful of great local restaurants, a dash of celebrity chefs and mix well at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, and what do you get?A Toast of Breckenridge, the three-day wine and food festival that begins today. This is the event’s fourth year in Breckenridge but its first at the Beaver Run Resort. The weekend will include a grand tasting with 25 wineries, the weekend passholders dinner, demonstrations by some of the best chefs in Colorado, wine seminars, celebrity chefs and Sunday morning brunch.Some of the participating restaurants include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Cafe Alpine, the Cellar, the Crown, Rado, Red Orchid and Top of the World.Tickets for events at the festival can be purchased at the event or by calling (877) 359-5606.The beneficiary of the weekend’s festivities is the nonprofit Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, which provides outdoor and adventure education activities for people of all abilities.Toast of Breckenridge is part of the Colorado Culinary Series along with the Telluride Culinary Arts Festival and the Cherry Creek North Gourmet Series.For more information on the event, visit Toast of Breckenridge schedule- Friday• 3-4 p.m. – Dan Marshall and Vaughn Hobbs cooking demonstration• 4:15-5:15 p.m. – Kent Rathbun celebrity chef cooking demonstration• 4:15-5:15 p.m. – Scent of wine seminar• 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Wine tasting 101 seminar• 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Ultimate martini seminar• 6:30-9:30 p.m. – U.S. Foodservice grand tasting- Saturday• 10-11 a.m. – International varietals from Italy seminar• 10-11 a.m. – Wines of Australia seminar• 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Susan G. Purdy celebrity chef demonstration• 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Wines of Argentina seminar• 1-2 p.m. – Mark DeCarlo comedy show• 2:15-3:15 p.m. – Greg Moody – Sideways seminar• 2:15-3:15 p.m. – Oregon viticulture and winemaking in the Umpqua Valley• 3:30-4:30 p.m. – John Ash celebrity chef demonstration• 5-6 p.m. – An insight into the world of single malts seminar• 5-6 p.m. – 1999 Brunello and 2000 Barolo seminar ($25 additional charge)• 6:30-9:30 p.m. – Weekend passholders dinner- Sunday• 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Champagne and jazz brunch• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – All about the bubbles seminar

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