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DU Vin Festival Grand Tasting
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Joy Burns Center
2044 East Evans Avenue, Denver CO 80208
Saturday, May 17
$52.80 Per Person
$35 Per Person for DU Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff
The DU Vin Festival Grand Tasting showcases over 100 wines and fine food from area restaurants. For the first time the Festival will also offer educational seminars and a Pairing Challenge when top area chefs team up with Hospitality Management students to create the perfect pairing. Grand Tasting guests vote and the winning team receives money toward the charity of its choice. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Schedule of Activities
For the Trade Hour—Those in the hospitality or restaurant industry should contact Haven Smith to attend.
Grand Tasting begins. DU Vin Pairing Challenge judging begins.
The DU Vin Pairing Challenge is presented by Magnolia Hotels. Each Chef/Student Team will compete for a $500 donation to the charity of their choice.
Dorchester Social Eatery
Renegade Publik House
Ted’s Montana Grill
Seminar—Celebrating with Champagne
Ashley Vaughters, CS, CSW and Owner of Mistral Wine Co.
The most festive of all wines, Champagne is the go-to beverage to celebrate life’s memorable events. Discover the world of bubbly and find out the difference between Brut and Demi-sec or Blanc de blancs and Blanc de noirs.
Seminar—Chef Cooking Demonstration
Jeremy Bringardner, Executive Chef for LYFE Kitchen
DU Vin Pairing Challenge judging ends.
Seminar—Dishing on the Restaurant Scene
Ruth Tobias, Food-and-Beverage Writer, Blogger for Zagat Denver
Christine Vazquez, Writer/Editor for the Hungry blog, Contributing writer for Boulder Weekly, FELLOW Magazine and LON Magazine
Andra Zeppelin, Editor of Eater Denver
Denver’s ever developing restaurant industry can be daunting to navigate. Join Denver’s top food critics as they update guests on the Mile High City’s newest establishments, food trends and some of our bastions of fine dining.