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Colorado Winefest announces chefs for opening dinner

By Dave Buchanan

The lineup of chefs for the "Colorado Vineyard to Table Dinner," the kick-off dinner at the Colorado Winefest set for June 10-11 at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton in Denver, includes Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg, previously of Jax Fish House in Denver.

Joining Rosenberg at the inaugural event for this Front Range version of the Colorado Mountain Winefest will be chefs Brian Laird (Russo's kitchen + tavern in Englewood); Dan Witherspoon (The Gourmet Spoon, Denver); Vaughn Hobbs (Kimball/Viking); and Evandro Caregnato of Texas de Brazil, a chain of Brazilian-style steakhouses.

Each of the five chefs, with assistance from the others, will be lead chef on one of the evening's courses. Along with the meal a team of sommeliers will pair seven Colorado wines (not yet announced).

Tickets to the dinner, which is limited to 150 guests, are $115 each or $100 when purchased with a ticket to some other event at the winefest.

Promoters a month or so ago predicted about half of Colorado's 100-plus wineries to be in attendance at the winefest, and the presenting wineries are sure be very Front Range heavy, unlike the event in Palisade which, while certainly not limited to local wineries, does a marvelous job of highlighting Western Slope wineries and winemakers.

It's a good opportunity to become familiar with wineries rarely seen on this side of the Continental Divide. Many of them are small producers who don't market their wines outside of the Front Range, which means we don't have any judge of how the rest of the state's wineries are doing.

Conversely, it's the chance for Front Range wine enthusiasts to sip and sample a variety of the wines being produced by Grand Valley and North Fork winemakers.

The sister winefests are fundraisers for the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology, a 501(c03 organization supporting wine education, research and equipment to better winemaking in Colorado.

 

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