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Gourmet on Gore culinary festival in Vail kicks off Labor Day weekend

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Gourmet on Gore helps usher in the fall season this Labor Day weekend, August 29 through September 1, 2014. From the team that brought us FEAST! Vail, this unique culinary festival offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer and spirits paired with culinary delights from Vail’s top restaurants. Gourmet on Gore offers free admission and a variety of additional pairing events, outdoor activities, and a Tasting Tour to kick things off on Friday, August 29. World-renowned artist Carrie Fell created the featured art that reflects the inviting atmosphere of Gourmet on Gore.

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“Vail has built a reputation for culinary excellence, and we want to showcase that thriving community,” said event producer James Deighan of HIGHLINE. “Participants will be able to tour the exceptional food and drink of some of Vail’s best eateries, and partake in an entirely unique Vail lifestyle experience.”

This year's participating restaurants include:

  • Batter Cupcakes
  • Big Bear Bistro
  • Blu's
  • Elway's Vail
  • Flame
  • Larkburger
  • Larkspur Restaurant & Market
  • Matsuhisa Vail
  • Mountain Cupcakes
  • Mountain Standard
  • Sweet Basil
  • Swiss Chalet
  • Taste 5 Catering
  • Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
  • And more

This year's event schedule is:

SATURDAY, AUG 30

11:00AM-6PM: Open-Air Tasting, Gore Creek Drive, complimentary admission with pay-as-you-go for bites and pours

Stroll through the heart of Vail Village on a summer afternoon that is sure to satisfy the senses. Enjoy mouthwatering creations prepared by the finest culinary talent, sip pallet-tempting wine, beers and spirits, and enjoy live jazz to top off the afternoon.

12:00-5:00PM: Kids’ Culinary Corner, Gore Creek Drive Children’s Fountain, complimentary

Chefs in the making, this one’s for you. Stop by the Kids' Culinary Corner throughout the weekend for culinary activities, crafts and fun just for kids!

SUNDAY, AUG 31

11:00AM-6:00PM: Open-Air Tasting, Gore Creek Drive, complimentary admission with pay-as-you-go for bites and pours

Stroll through the heart of Vail Village on a summer afternoon that is sure to satisfy the senses. Enjoy mouthwatering creations prepared by the finest culinary talent, sip pallet-tempting wine, beers and spirits, and enjoy live jazz from the stage to top off the afternoon.

12:00-5:00PM: Kids’ Culinary Corner, Gore Creek Drive Children’s Fountain, complimentary

Chefs in the making, this one’s for you. Stop by the Kids' Culinary Corner throughout the weekend for culinary activities, crafts and fun just for kids!

MONDAY, SEPT 1

10:00AM-3:00PM: Brunch on Bridge Street, Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street, complimentary admission with pay-as-you-go for bites and pours

Close out the holiday weekend with a stroll through the heart of Vail Village for one final palette-pleasing day. Enjoy mouthwatering brunch delights, wines, beers and spirits paired with easy-listening live music.

Please refer to the full schedule available at www.gourmetongore.com for details. Tickets for individual tasting events are sold a la carte and can be purchased online at on the website. Individual event tickets vary in price.

Special lodging and accommodations are available at the Sonnenalp Hotel. Visit http://www.sonnenalp.com/gourmet/index.html for more information.

A full schedule of events, lodging packages and other details are available at www.gourmetongore.com or by calling 970.476.6797 x712.

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