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Vintner Dinners

Fireworks over Aspen Mountain

Still wanting more after a day at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen (6/14-6/17)?  Experience Vintner Dinners at local restaurants featuring specialty wines (and some cocktails) paired with top notch food.

Below is a list of vintner dinners and special promotions throughout the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen festival weekend.


Thursday, 6/14

 
Friends and Fellows Ride
9:00am Reception, $200++ 
The Little Nell and Blackberry Farm have partnered to bring you the Friends and Fellows Ride. Join us in Aspen for a road bike ride to Ashcroft Valley followed by lunch at The Nell prepared by the executive chefs from both properties to raise awareness for the Sam Beall Fellows Program. Late Blackberry Farm Proprietor Sam Beall was a passionate champion of the culinary arts, lending his support to rising vintners, chefs, producers and hospitality professionals. In honor of Sam's legacy, this scholarship fund sponsors young professionals in pursuit of stages in world-renowned restaurants. The Little Nell and Blackberry Farm, two Relais & Châteaux resorts, value fine wine, haute cuisine, dedicated hospitality and the sport of cycling. 
Venture on a scenic, 16-mile bike ride from The Little Nell to Ashcroft Valley and back. The price includes usage of a road bike from ALLIED Cycle Works, if needed. Once you have registered to attend, our cycling team will reach out to you to discuss details and learn more about your bike needs for this ride. To register, please visit resy/com/cities/ase/element-57, select June 14 at Element 47 and register for the F&F Ride/Lunch at 9 a.m.
 
Tequila Dinner
7:30pm Reception, 8pm four-course dinner and hors d'oeuvres, $90pp++ 
Food & Wine participants are invited with a credit card to hold the reservation and welcome to stay after dinner and dance the night away.
Reservations call 970-925-2929 or email [email protected]
 
Food and Wine Champagne Party
10:30pm - 1am, No Cover
No cover, no list, no reason not to stay up late with The Little Nell. For the third consecutive year, Chair 9 plays host to the hottest late night parties of the Food & Wine Classic weekend. Presented by Dom Pérignon and Veuve Clicquot with DJs nightly, you're invited to mingle with culinary greats, wine industry notables, and Aspen's jet set. Cash bar with drink specials and bar menu available. Private booths are available with a $2,000 minimum spend. To book, please contact Wine Director Carlton McCoy at cmccoy@thelittlenell.com
 

Friday, 6/15

 
Rombauer Vineyards Dinner
7:30pm Reception, 8pm four-course dinner and hors d'oeuvres, $125pp++ 
Food & Wine participants are invited with a credit card to hold the reservation and welcome to stay after dinner and dance the night away.
Reservations call 970-925-2929 or email [email protected]
 
A New Orleans Feast with the Legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Galatoire's Restaurant 
9:30 pm, $125/person (includes dinner/tax/gratuity) View Menu
Celebrate their 40th Anniversary Celebration with a New Orleans brass band blending jazz, funk, hip hop & more! Dinner straight from Bourbon Street, provided by Chef Michael Sichel. 
For more information, please call 970.920.4996 JazzAspenSnowmass.org
 
Bourbon Dinner Featuring Limestone Branch Distillery & Master Distiller Steve Beam
6:30pm, four-course dinner, $100pp. View Menu
The Aspen Yellowstone Bourbon Dinner benefits the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The voice of America's national parks work to protect and preserve the nation's most iconic places for present and future generations to continue to enjoy. 100% of the proceeds from the Bourbon dinner will benefit the National Parks Conservation Society. 
For more information or reservations please call 970-925-5882 
 
Châteaux Palmer Wine Dinner
7pm, $950++/person. View Menu
Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Matt Zubrod, paired with rare vintages from five decades directly from the Château. Jean-Louis Carbonnier, Director of the Americas for Château Palmer, will speak throughout the evening. In the Margaux appellation, only one wine, Château Palmer, has ever challenged the preeminence of Château Margaux. Although ranked as a third growth, Château Palmer has in some vintages surpassed Château Margaux and, in every vintage, provided a fascinating comparison with its eminent rival. 
For additional details and to reserve your seat, please contact Wine Director Carlton McCoy at [email protected]
 
Food and Wine Champagne Party
11:00pm - 1am, No Cover
No cover, no list, no reason not to stay up late with The Little Nell. For the third consecutive year, Chair 9 plays host to the hottest late night parties of the Food & Wine Classic weekend. Presented by Dom Pérignon and Veuve Clicquot with DJs nightly, you're invited to mingle with culinary greats, wine industry notables, and Aspen's jet set. Cash bar with drink specials and bar menu available. Private booths are available with a $2,000 minimum spend. *Please note: Due to a private event prior, Friday's night party will begin at 11:00 p.m. 
To book, please contact Wine Director Carlton McCoy at cmccoy@thelittlenell.com

Saturday, 6/16

 
Chefs Tasting Dinner 
Anytime after 6:30 pm, four-course dinner paired with wine 
Food & Wine participants are invited with a credit card to hold the reservation and welcome to stay after dinner and dance the night away.
Reservations call 970-925-2929 or email [email protected]
 
 
A New Orleans Feast with the Legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Galatoire's Restaurant 
6:30 pm, $125/person (includes dinner/tax/gratuity) View Menu
Celebrate their 40th Anniversary Celebration with a New Orleans brass band blending jazz, funk, hip hop & more! Dinner straight from Bourbon Street, provided by Chef Michael Sichel. 
For more information, please call 970.920.4996 JazzAspenSnowmass.org
 
Harlan Estate Wine Dinner
7pm, $1,450++/person.
Indulge in a five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Matt Zubrod, paired with one of the greatest wines in the world. Don Weaver, Director of the Harlan Estate, will host the evening, sharing insights and stories about the famed estate. Harlan Estate has been described by the notable British wine critic Jancis Robinson as "one of the ten best wines of the twentieth century." Harlan has consistently been one of the most highly-rated wines to ever be produced in the U. S. Bill Harlan produced his first vintage from this 40-acre Oakville vineyard in 1990. At this special dinner over the Food & Wine Classic, we will feature vintages from 1991 to the current releases. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the progression of one of the greatest wine of the world. 
For additional details and to reserve your seat, please contact Wine Director Carlton McCoy at cmccoy@thelittlenell.com
 
RJV Wine Pairing Dinner
7pm, four-course dinner featuring RJV's award winning wines, $150/person
Come join us at Ellina Restaurant + Bar in beautiful Aspen for an expertly paired four course meal featuring RJV's award winning wines. Ellina opened in 2009 serving American contemporary cuisine in the heart of downtown Aspen, Colorado. Quickly gaining accolades from locals and visiting guests as one of Aspen's best restaurants, Ellina's intimate dining room and bar area, seven years later, still vibrates with energy at this popular restaurant spot. 
430 E. Hyman Ave
Reservations call 970-925-2976 or 707-690-0064 or email [email protected] 
 

Special Promotions during the Food & Wine Classic:

 
Aperol Spritz Promotion
Meat and Cheese will be having happy hour pricing from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. during the week of Food & Wine. House wines will be $7, pilsners will  be $3, IPA $5 and $9 biscuit boards (house made biscuits with shaved ham and seasonal mustard). Additionally, they will be doing a special meat & cheese board that will feature cheeses that pair well with rose or an aperol spritz. 
970-710-7120
 
Chill Out Promotion
Hooch will be having happy hour drink and food pricing from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. during the week of Food & Wine. A special Meat & Cheese Board will be served in a comfortable air-conditioned room for $24. 
Laws Bourbon is doing a promotion at Hooch that is open to the public on Thursday from 9pm to 11pm featuring specialty cocktails, flights and neat pours of their bourbons which are made in Denver.  
970-710-7275
 

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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