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2023 Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 28

Moët Sunset Welcome Reception

4:30pm–7:00pm

Deck at Thunderhead Lodge

Celebrate the opening of the weekend’s festivities with a ride up the Steamboat Gondola to the quintessential Colorado autumn setting. Sip Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne and Belvedere martinis on the deck at Thunderhead Lodge, sampling delicious bites while mingling with the weekend’s talent. Savor the golden hour of the September Sunset from 9,000 feet.

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Cooking with Fire hosted by Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club

6:00–9:00pm

Alpine Mountain Ranch Owners Barn

Colorado native, Chef Matt Vawter, collaborates with Chef Alberto Collarte of Todos Santos, Baja, creating a menu with a bit of flare accented perfectly by Treasury Wine Estates. Gather around the fire as these two cook mountain-raised ingredients over an open flame at the Alpine Mountain Ranch Owners’ Barn.

Welcome cocktails from Stranahans.

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Trending Toward the Exotic hosted by Cheryl Foote Team | Compass Real Estate

7:30–10:30pm

Primrose

Indulge in an evening of enticing flavors as Steamboat’s Chef Collin Kelley welcomes Denver’s Chef Dana Rodriguez to the open kitchen of Primrose. With overlap in careers and styles, Collin and Dana are sure to delight with Latin-inspired plates, paired with Dana’s own Doña Loca tequila and mezcal, as well as wines from Paso Robles based Villa Creek.

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Friday, September 29

Bollicine! Italian Sparkling Seminar

10:00–11:00am

Jace Romick Gallery

Join Italian wine ambassador and educator, Scott Thomas as he takes you beyond prosecco to the wealth of knowledge behind Italian sparkling wine. Taste your way through Italy to determine how method and region determine the variety in texture, flavor and sweetness.

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Lunch: Wagyu, Whiskey & Wine

11:30am–1:30pm

Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch

A rustic and authentic afternoon at Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch in Clark, CO. Enjoy a lunch in the great outdoors hosted by legendary skiing cowboy, Ray Heid. Begin with wine from Colorado’s Carboy Winery and cocktails with Tin Cup Whiskey.  Delight in traditional smoked wagyu brisket by Chef Jon-Claude “JC” Stevens, who has earned top rankings worldwide for his creations.

Please note: Roundtrip transportation to/from the event is provided by Steamboat Food and Wine Festival and included in the purchase of this event ticket. 

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Lunch & Afternoon Horseback Ride: Wagyu, Whiskey & Wine

11:30am–3:00pm

Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch

A rustic and authentic afternoon at Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch in Clark, CO. Enjoy a horseback ride through spectacular wildflower meadows arriving at the barn for a lunch in the great outdoors hosted by legendary skiing cowboy, Ray Heid. Begin with wine from Colorado’s Carboy Winery and cocktails with Tin Cup Whiskey.  Delight in smoked wagyu brisket by Chef Jon-Claude “JC” Stevens, who has earned top rankings worldwide for his creations.

Please note: Roundtrip transportation to/from the event is provided by Steamboat Food and Wine Festival and included in the purchase of this event ticket. 

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Wines From The Alps to The Dolomites Seminar

12:30–1:30pm

Jace Romick Gallery

The hills of Northern Italy are not a forgiving landscape for winemaking, but that is exactly the price high-altitude winemakers are willing to pay for the bold flavors of their wines. Sommelier Scott Thomas leads this seminar, where guests can taste the difference the added time, expense and effort make in perfecting wine from the Alps to the Dolomites.

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There’s Always Amaro Seminar

1:30–2:30pm

The Westerly

Though the centerpiece to classic and inventive cocktails alike, the world of aperitif and digestif is a mystery to just about everyone. Join Mixologist Mark Stanford for a seminar on how the right (and more importantly, the wrong) amaro can define the evening. Learn how they elevate a cocktail and when to drink them on their own.

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Afternoon with the Distiller

4:00–5:30pm

Mythology Distilling

The curators of Mythology Distilling bring you an afternoon with the distillers. Guests will discover the complexities of their spirits crafted from stories of adventure. Learn cocktail making techniques, whiskey thieving and the essence of wild Colorado that goes into each bottle of a Mythology spirit.

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Old Fashioned: A Style Beyond the Cocktail Seminar

4:30–5:30pm

Haus of CuCu

The popular seminar is back! Join Mixologist Mark Stanford as he throws out everything you’ve ever learned about the classic cocktail. He’ll share the methodology of the Old Fashioned as a style for all.

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Traditional Innovation

6:00–9:00pm

Marabou Ranch

Award-winning Chef Nicole Brisson of Las Vegas’ Brezza and Bar Zazu collaborates with Chef Joe Campbell of Bésame, Yampa Valley Kitchen and Mambo to create an inspired creation with seasonal, conscious ingredients and boundless flavors that will culminate with dry aged Tomahawks from Creekstone Farms and paired with Napa Valley Canard Vineyards. Set on the “Ranch on the River” at Marabou’s River House Mountain Lodge, this dinner wis intimate and quintessential to a Colorado Evening in autumn.

Please note: Roundtrip transportation to/from the event is provided by Steamboat Food and Wine Festival and included in the purchase of this event ticket. 

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The Tables That Connect Us hosted by Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club

6:30–9:30pm

Alpine Mountain Ranch Owners’ Lodge

Seated in the distinct Alpine Mountain Ranch Owners’ Club, celebrate how food and drink connect us. Created by award-winning chefs Alex Seidel of Denver’s Fruition, Lamar Moore of Bronzeville Winery in Chicago, proprietor and chef at Lumbre in San Jose del Cabo, Cesar Pita, and Arturo Posado, Executive Chef from Acre Resort in San Jose del Cabo. Delight in a menu that illustrates the effect food and comfort can have on culture and community.

The evening will start with cocktail creations from Danny Sanchez and dinner will explore the high-altitude wines of Argentina with Terrazas de los Andes.

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Creative Influences

7:00–10:00pm

Jace Gallery

Join Chef Paul C. Reilly for a Beast and Bottle collaboration with chefs Russ Fox, Kenny Minton and Jodi Polson and wines from Martha Stoumen.  Placed in Jace Romick Gallery, in the center of iconic downtown Steamboat, the evening’s menu interacts with beautiful works of art and music to illustrate how sensational stimulants enhance the perception of taste.

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Saturday, September 30

Guided Fishing and Sipping on the Elk River

9:00am–1:00pm

This event is a unique and exclusive experience for guests, with only four tickets available in total. Guests start their day at the Marabou Ranch Owners Lodge, where you will gear up for an exclusive fly fishing session on a private section of the renowned Elk River. Private guides will instruct on casting and catching trophy trout in the freestone river. Then, return to the Owners Lodge for a wine tasting with Cloudy Bay and whiskey tasting with TinCup.

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East Coast v. West Coast Oyster Surf War

11:00am–12:00pm

Torian Plum Grand Tasting Demo Tent

Advanced Sommelier and Food and Wine Magazine Sommelier of the Year 2019 Erik Segelbaum will be hosting this coastal battle royale and providing perfect pairings outside of the traditional oyster wines to surprise and delight your mind and your mouth!

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The World of Cristalino Tequila-Discover the Brightness

12:30–1:30pm

Torian Plum Grand Tasting Demo Tent

Mixologist Mark Stanford leads this crash course on everything Agave. From its rich history and defining culture, whatever you think you know about tequila and its smoky sister, mezcal will be reimagined by the afternoon. Participants in this seminar will receive early check-in to the Grand Tasting

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Grand Tasting powered by Melio

1:00–5:00pm

Torian Plum & Steamboat Square

Taste your way through over 100 wines and spirits in the spectacular mountainside setting of Steamboat Resort. Connect with the chefs participating in the collaboration dinners and engage in one of our curated demonstrations at the demo stage.

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Elevated Pour

1:00–5:00pm

Grand Tasting

Take the Grand Tasting experience to another level with unlimited access to the Reserve Wine Bar. Savor full pours of hand-selected vintages in an exclusive Steamboat Food & Wine Festival wine glass.

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Sunday, October 1

Yampa Street Brunch

11:00am–1:00pm

Yampa Street

The only way to toast a truly-memorable weekend is by gathering around the table one last time. Enjoy mimosas, bloody marys and other Sunday libations spread across Yampa Street and bid adieu until next year.

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