By Claire Walter on February 5, 2013
Vail is one of 10 stops for peripatetic pork competition and tasting event I attended the Denver visit of the first year of the COCHON 555 tour and was blown away by the butchering, the food, the wine and the restaurant biz collegiality for many of the guests were chefs or others in the local […]
By Claire Walter on September 19, 2011
Elise Wiggins was the winner in a special wine/food pairing competition Elise Wiggins One of my recent disappointments is that last week got away from me — too much work, too little time. I had been invited to a terrific-sounding culinary event. Four leading Colorado chefs went head-to-head in a competition requiring them to pair Italy’s Allegrini […]
By Claire Walter on April 5, 2011
In Denver, Cochon 505, a lot of chefs, wine folks and others in the food biz — professional courtesy meets professional curiosity, I’m sure — to see and taste what five of Colorado’s leading and highest-profile chefs (Frank Bonanno, Jennifer Jasinski, Kelly Liken, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Alex Seidel would do with a whole heritage pig. Each chef brought a cadre of assistants, many important chefs in their own right. Each one was given a heritage breed pig in advance, so the ballroom butchering of two more pigs by Marczyk’s Jimmy Cross and Chris Fuller of Durango’s Sunnyside Meats was just for show.
By Claire Walter on November 10, 2010
Chef competition is the foodiest part of annual Denver International Wine Festival When I posted a condensed report about my evening of judging the Taste of Elegance, I promised you some more morsels about the always-fantastic chef competition that is the foodiest part of of the annual Denver International Wine Festival. A week before the festival, […]