Top CO Chefs to pair food and beer at Taste of Elegance

FOODIE AND BEER LOVER ALERT: This is not an opportunity you want to miss.

Wine Country Network is sponsoring Taste of Elegance this year at the Omni Interlocken Resort (500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield) on Tuesday, June 7th beginning at 6:00pm.  This Chef’s Food and Beer Competition will pair award-winning craft beers with the genius culinary skills of 12 Master Chefs from Colorado.  Additionally, the showcased beers are winners from the 2011 Denver International Beer Competition.  The chefs will each prepare dishes to pair with the specific winning beers they are given.   Seats are limited, so be sure to get your tickets early.



Denver, Colorado, May 16, 2011, Wine Country Network, Inc, today announced the line-up for its 2nd Annual Taste of Elegance Chefs Food & Beer Pairing Competition presented by Key Private Bank, which will be held on June 7, 2011 at The Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield,CO.

This edition pairs award-wining craft beers from the Denver International Beer Competition with outstanding culinary creations prepared by 13 Colorado Master Chefs. A professional panel of judges will choose the “Best Chef” and “Most Creative Chef”. All attendees will vote for “The People’s Choice Chef”.

The Line Up:
6 to 7pm Cocktail Reception Presented By Roundhouse Spirits. Cheese & Bacon Tasting by Cured Boulder & Tender Belly.
7 to 8:30pm Food & Beer Tasting
8:45pm Last Call For People’s Choice Vote
9:00pm Auction Ends & Chef Awards

* Michael Long, Chef, Aria, Cherry Creek
* Leo Harvey, Executive Chef, Big Game Restaurant and Lounge, Denver
* Geoffrey Groditski, Executive Chef, The Fort, Morrison
* Jean-Luc Voegele, Executive Chef, The Westin Downtown, Denver
* David  Harker, Executive Chef with Mario Clapes, Chef De Cuisine The Meritage & Tap Room @ The Omni Interlocken  Resort
* David Oliveri, Executive Chef, Farradday’s Steakhouse, Isle Casino, Blackhawk
* Jeff Bolton, Executive Chef, Second Home Kitchen & Bar, Denver
* Ian Kleinman, Chef/Owner The Inventing Room Catering
* Robert Corey, Chef/Owner, 12 Seasons Personal Chef Services
* Daniel Asher, Chef, Root Down/Linger
* Chris Blackwood, Chef/Owner, The Westend Tavern, Boulder
* Alicia Prescott, Pastry Chef, The Blue Starr and Nosh, Colorado Springs


* Alex Seidel, Chef/Owner Fruition Restaurant, Denver
* Hosea Rosenberg, Bravo Top Chef Season 5 Winner
* Keith Villa, Brewmaster at Blue Moon Brewing Company
* Lori Midson, Cafe Society Editor, Westword
* Claire  Walter, Food Critic & Author of “Culinary Colorado”
* Tom Spilman, Division President, Key Bank
* Dan Rabin, Journalist and Beer Competition Co-Chair

A live and silent auction will benefit The Help America Hear Program, a 501C 3 not-for profit organization that will provide hearing aids to disadvantaged Colorado residents.

Tickets: $75
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Or call 303 664-5700


About Wine Country Network:
Established in 2002, Wine Country Network, Inc is a multi-platform media and event company focused on wine, beer, cuisine and travel. The company publishes Wine Country International magazine and seven wine & food related websites. In addition to producing the Denver International Wine Competition and Festival. In 2010, the company entered the beer industry when it launched the Denver International Beer Competition.

About Jess Hunter

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