The inaugural Flavors of Colorado festival is full of entertaining and educational events all tied back to local artisans and their craft. From food and drink tastings, live music, seminars and panel discussions, an art showcase and activities for the kids, the Flavors of Colorado festival offers something unique and interesting for everyone.
The Farm to Chefs Table Charity Dinner Kicks Off the Festival Friday, August 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Guest will enjoy an intimate, perfectly paired, four-course meal featuring two of Colorado’s finest culinary artists. Executive Chef Chris Thompson at The Nickel in Denver and Executive Chef Veronica Morales at Eat + Drink located in Edwards will each prepare two courses for the evening. Keith Villa, Blue Moon Brewing Company Founder and Master Brewer, will be on-hand to pair each dish with a hand selected craft beer from the Blue Moon portfolio of beers. Bonnie & her Clydes will cap the evening off with a private performance for dinner guests. Tickets for this all-inclusive evening are $100 per person / $50 for those 13 and under with proceeds benefiting Walking Mountain Science School. Tickets are limited, reserve your seat at the table today at www.flavorsofcolorado.com.
All weekend long you have the opportunity to meet and learn from Colorado’s own experts as they share with you information that will interest you, educate you, and even inspire you. These are free to attend, no sign-up required. Some of the scheduled seminars / discussions include:
- How to pick the most flavorful Colorado Produce, Saturday 12 pm, Led by Colorado Proud, this seminar will educate attendees on how to choose the best produce with a focus on how buying local to support local companies, chefs, farmers, etc.
- Blue Moon Brewing Company; Past, Present and Future, Saturday, 2 pm, Keith Villa, Master Brewer and Founder of Blue Moon Brewing Company, will speak to the history and backstory of the Blue Moon Brewing Company, how the brand has evolved over the last 20 years, and how it will continue to evolve moving forward. The session will be followed by a Q&A session.
- The Artists & Their Craft, Sunday, 12 pm Meet some of Colorado’s own Craft Brewers and Craft Distillers and listen as they share with everyone their own personal stories. Learn what inspired them to get into brewing and distilling, hear their thoughts around the industry today, the current trends and their take on what the next five years look like. The session will be followed by a Q&A session.
- Food & Craft Beer, Sunday, 2 pm, Keith Villa, Master Brewer and Founder of Blue Moon Brewing Company along with one of Colorado’s culinary chefs, will lead a discussion around food’s inspiration behind craft beer and how beer flavors, colors and characteristics lend to a number of flavors within the culinary realm. The session will be followed by a Q&A session.
Check out all details including the musical lineup, art gallery showcases, kids' activities, and lodging information online here.