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Vintner Dinners

Fireworks over Aspen Mountain

Still wanting more after a day at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen (6/14-6/16)?  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, 6/13

 
Friends and Fellows Ride
9:00am Reception, $200++ 
The Little Nell and Blackberry Farm have partnered once again to bring you the Second Annual Friends and Fellows Ride. Kick off Food & Wine Classic Weekend with 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.
Click here for more registration details. 
 
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]
 
 

Friday, 6/14

 
 
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 
 
Heitz Cellar Legacy Dinner
7pm, $1200++/person. 
This evening brings a trio of wine industry titans together for a meal not-to-be missed. Krug Grand Cuvee Rose, a selection from Heitz Cellar and Hennessey Cognac will complement a seasonal tasting menu from Executive Chef Matt Zubrod. A representative from Krug will be in attendance and we’ll welcome back former Little Nell Wine Director Carlton McCoy, in his new role as the CEO of Heitz Cellar, joined by the estate’s winemaker, Brittany Sherwood. Together, they will guide guests on a journey through decades of the classic wines of Heitz Legacy Collection and share details about the history of Heitz Cellar, which was founded in 1961 by Joe Heitz whose objective was to make California’s most elegant, well balanced and pure Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. After a long stint as assistant winemaker under Andre Tchelistcheff at Beaulieu Vineyards, Joe honed his craft and perfected what has come to be known as the “Heitz Method.”
To reserve your seat, please visit RESY.com, input the number of guests, then select "Heitz Legacy" at 7:00 pm.
 
 

Saturday, 6/15

 
Heitz Cellars Dinner
7:30pm Reception, 8pm four-course dinner and hors d'oeuvres, $175pp++
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]
 
 
 

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
 
 

4th of July Parade Waiver

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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