The Pairsine Chefs Food & Wine Pairing Competition was formerly called The Taste of Elegance. This exciting event takes place on Thursday November 3, 2011 at the Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. Local Longmont chef, Tim Payne of Terroir Restaurant, will take part in this competition!
The Pairsine Chefs Competition pairs Gold Medal wines from The Denver International Wine Competition, with some of America's most creative chefs. While the event is sometimes referred to as "Iron Chef meets wine", participating chefs have no secret ingredient. They are assigned two gold medal wines (white & red) one week before the competition. Chef's are provided with sample bottles to taste and develop their custom paired dishes. On event day, the participating chefs will create custom paired dishes, served in appetizer portions. Representatives from the assigned gold medal winery will pour wine samples alongside the chef's food table.
A panel of notable food and wine critics/experts will taste each culinary creation with its assigned wine. All consumer attendees cast their votes for the "People's Choice" Award.
•Pairsine General Admission Tickets-6:00 to 9:00pm
Begins with Champagne Reception by Moet Chandon paired with Wisconsin Cheese.
Chef Competition showcasing more than 14 restaurants creating custom paired dishes for 28 gold medal wines from the Denver International Wine Competition. Also includes a ZIN ZONE tasting of Zinfandel wines from 9 producers. Live & silent auction will benefit the Help America Hear Program. The event concludes with an awards-ceremony for Best Chef, Most Creative Chef and People's Choice Chef Title's. General Admission Tickets: $100
New! Pairsine VIP Experience- 4:30-6:00pm Early Admission-Continues to 9:00pm
Participating in our new Pairsine VIP experience is like getting back stage passes to your favorite rock concert. You will get to enjoy premium beverages, ultra fresh seafood and artisnal cheese while hob nobing with celebrity chefs Hosea Rosenberg and Kelly Liken. You will also learn about the world of cheese through the eyes of one of America's foremost cheese experts, Liz Thorpe, author of The Cheese Chronicles and Vice President of Murray's Cheese in New York.
This ultimate foodie is limited to just 100 guests, so reserve your tickets today!
•Champagne Reception Provided By Moet Chandon
Raw Bar & Artisnal Cheese
Co-Hosted by Hosea Rosenberg, Bravo's Top Chef Season 5 Winner & Kelly Liken, of Restaurant Kelly Liken, Vail (Top Chef Season 7 Contender & Iron Chef Contestant). Tickets: $175 (limit 100)
2011 CHEFS & RESTAURANTS:
PARTICIPATING CHEFS & RESTAURANTS:
•Paul C. Reilly- Encore on Colfax
•Geoffrey Groditski- The Fort
•Robert N. Corey- 12 Seasons
•****Tim Payne- Terroir Restaurant**** Go Tim Go!!!
•Elise Wiggins- Panzano
•David Oliveri- Farraddays' Isle Casino Black Hawk
•Daniel Asher- Root Down & Linger
•Matt Mine- The Oceanaire Seafood Room
•Joseph Hsu-Simms Steak House
•David Harker & Mario Clapes- The Meritage at The Omni Interlocken Resort
•Michael Long, Aria Restaurant
•Brandon Foster, Vesta Dipping Grill
•Lon Symensma, Cholon Modern Asian Bistro
•Nate Gravina, The Lobby American Grille
•Jensen Cummings, Row 14
WISCONSIN CHEESE TASTING
Goose Sorenson, Solera Restaurant
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