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US Olympic medalist to host Russian-themed evening at St. Regis Deer Valley

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Winter Olympic Medalist Shannon Bahrke will provide commentary for Olympic events televised from Sochi while hosting a five course Russian-themed tasting menu at The St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah from 5:30-8:30 pm on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

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Three-time Olympian Bahrke will host the event against the backdrop of the mogul run “Champion” on which she won the Silver Medal at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Games.

Created by Chef de Cuisine Shane Baird, the five-course Russian tasting menu will take place at The St. Regis Bar and includes warm beet borscht with vodka crème fraiche and dill; Nicoise salad with seared ahi tuna and black olive emulsion; Cornish game hen Kiev with herbal spinach and lemon glaze; seared Wagyu bavette steak, and spatzle Stroganoff; followed by flambéed crêpes with ricotta honey filling and Grand Marnier.

Bahrke, who also won a Bronze at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, represented the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino on the women’s mogul team. Bahrke is the first U.S. female freestyle skier to win multiple Olympic medals.

Throughout the evening, Bahrke will deliver inside knowledge of the competitors and competitions. The events to be televised during the evening include ladies’ speed skating, men’s downhill Alpine skiing, men’s ski jumping, ladies’ snowboard, and women’s biathlon. Guests will be able to truly experience the thrill of competition with picture-perfect broadcast of the games from multiple high-definition televisions.

The St. Regis Deer Valley is located in Park City, Utah, which is the training ground for many members of the U.S. Winter Olympic team, including local resident Ted Ligety, a gold medal hopeful in men’s downhill, which will be aired that evening.

Park City is also the location of Utah Olympic Park, where many teams from around the world compete and train in sports ranging from bobsled and luge to ski jumping and skeleton.

The St. Regis Bar, renowned for its signature 7452 Bloody Mary (7452 is the bar’s altitude in feet), retains a reputation as one of the country’s top après ski destinations and includes a captivating triptych by local artist Phillip Buller, which depicts Deer Valley as a silver mining town.

The 181-room resort is internationally acclaimed for its five-star service and amenities, including the signature St. Regis Butler service, which is led by Alexander Mattinson, who worked for the Royal family at Buckingham Palace. The resort also features the Jean-Georges restaurant, J&G Grill, as well as the 13,000 bottle Wine Vault, and a two-tier, all-season outdoor pool.

For reservations, call J&G Grill at (435) 940-5760 and reference the “Olympic Tasting Event.”