Foodie adventures abound in Colorado and one favorite spot in the Rocky Mountain high country is the Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. This year they are once again hosting several culinary adventures including chef demo classes and dinner, brewmaster events, a field to table paella dinner and James Beard Foundation Dinner.
Located in Tabernash Colorado, (just outside Winter Park) culinary and craft beer enthusiasts hankering for knowledge and dining entertainment have many enticing options which can package culinary and destination outings into one fabulous getaway.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa’s culinary and dining programs are headed by Executive Chef Evan Treadwell.
Known for his charismatic presence and creative approach to working with local growers to create innovative menus and wine lists, Chef TreadwelI is building upon Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa's reputation for sustainably focused cuisine that offers diners a casual and inventive approach to dining.
Photos and descriptions of the chef night are on the list links.
Cost: $85/person is inclusive of demonstration cooking class, three-course meal with wine pairings, apron and recipe book. Class size is limited and advanced reservations are required and are encouraged to be made well in advance.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. class followed by three-course dinner and wine pairings.
2013 Chef Demo Classes & Dinner Dates
- February 21 – Mid-Winter Warm Up
- April 4 – Spring Small Plates
- May 23 – Grill Sargeant
- November 21 – Holiday Favorites
February 21 Mid-Winter Warm Up Menu (recipes available by request)
- Butter Poached Oysters -- Salsify, Leeks, Caviar - Paired with 2009 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma County, CA
- Roast Bison Filet – Mustard Glaze, Eggplant Marmalade paired with 2006 Matanzas Creek Winery Syrah, Sonoma County, CA
- Chocolate Devil’s Thumb Cake
Devil's Thumb also offers a Brewmaster Dinner Series
The right beer enhances and complements a meal.
Cost: Starting at $39/person includes three courses, three beers and a gift from the brewer.
Time: 6-9 p.m. reservations are strongly recommended
Seatings run from 6 to 9 pm and reservations are recommended.
2013 Brewmaster Dinner Series Dates:
- February 22 – Steamworks Brewery
- March 15 – Brewery TBA
- April 19 – Brewery TBA
- October 25 - Brewery TBA
- December 13 – Brewery TBZ
Field to Table Paella Dinner
August 15, 2013 – Enjoy outdoor dining at a whole new level, with a paella feast prepared and served in the meadow with wine pairings. Reserve early, limited seats available. Cost & Times TBA.
James Beard Foundation Dinner at the Ranch
October 4, 2013 - The mission of the James Beard Foundation is to celebrate, nurture and preserve America’s diverse culinary heritage and future. Prominent and talented chefs are invited to join their efforts by hosting James Beard Foundation dinners to showcase their culinary abilities and honor that mission.
Cost: $200/person; $150/James Beard Foundation members
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Reservations are strongly recommended for all events and can be made by calling 970-726-5632 for dining, lodging, packages and other Ranch programs or on-line at www.devilsthumbranch.com. (map below)