Thursday, October 3

Bottle Shock Film Screening at the Chief
6:00 – 9:30 pm
Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave
Price: $45

Enjoy bites from Chef Eric Skokan of Boulder’s Black Cat Bistro and Bramble & Hare, Chef Caroline Glover of Denver’s annette, Chef Andy Wilkins from Steamboat E3, and Chef Joe Campbell of Steamboat’s Bésame and Mambo, while sipping the ground breaking California wines from Chateau Montelena and Stags’ Leap featured in the film Bottle Shock.

Bottle Shock tells the story of a 1976 wine competition in Paris, the first time a California wine defeated French wines in a blind tasting.

Friday, October 4

Forests, Fields and Mountains 
A Culinary Demonstration
Chef Eric Skokan from Black Cat Bistro
11:00 am – Noon
Gondola Square

Eric and Jill Skokan opened Boulder’s Black Cat Farm – Table – Bistro in 2006. At Black Cat Chef Eric has developed a ‘Front Range Cuisine’–dishes that reveal the bounty of the forests, fields, and mountains of Colorado. The Skokans built a 130-acre, certified organic farm and ranch that supplies their restaurants. They raise Tuniw & Karakul sheep, Mulefoot pigs, heritage chickens and turkeys, Toulouse geese, and grow organic fruits, herbs and vegetables. Join Chef Eric for a cooking demonstration.

Wines You’ve Never Heard Of
Sally Mohr
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Gondola Square

There are over 10,000 wine-bearing grapes in the world and most of us can only name a handful of them. Join Sally Mohr as she introduces us to some new grape varietals that are less widely known and something you may not have tried before – but may love!

The ABC’s of Bourbon
A Cocktail Seminar
Mark Stanford Beverage Director Truffle Pig/Carl’s Tavern
Steve Kurowski, Laws Whiskey
Truffle Pig, Gondola Square
**limited to 15 seats
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Bourbon, known as America’s Spirit, has exploded in popularity. In this introductory seminar, Steve from Laws Whiskey will join Stanford to explain what differentiates bourbon from whiskeys, ryes, and scotch. The seminar covers flavor profiles, major distilleries, and the best ways to enjoy bourbon. Participants will sample bourbons, ryes, whiskeys, and enjoy a surprise tasting of a rare spirit.

First Friday Art Walk
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Downtown Steamboat Springs
Price: Free

A self-guided tour of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown. The Steamboat Food & Wine Festival will host multiple locations throughout the tour.

Chef Dinners
Choose from Three Unique, 4-Course Wine Dinners
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a jaw-dropping culinary experience with a 4-course wine dinner prepared by a collaboration of chefs and sommeliers. Chef Caroline Glover, Food & Wine Magazines “Best New Chef, 2019” of Denver’s annette and Colorado’s favorite Daniel Asher of River and Woods will spearhead one dinner. 

Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg of Boulder’s Black Belly will partner with the Colorado star Chef, Taj Cooke and  visiting chef from Mexico Sergio Howland

For our third dinner, fresh off accolades from Bon Appetit Magazine, is Kelly Whitaker of Boulder’s Basta and Wolf’s Tailor, partnering with Texas sensation Jason Dady

The Marabou Dinner will feature:

This Dinner is Sold Out

Chef Hosea Rosenberg

Chef Taj Cooke

Master Sommelier Sally Mohr

At the Marabou Dinner with Chef Hosea we will have a New Old Vs. Old World pairing with Lioco Wine and The Sorting Table.

The Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club Dinner will feature:

This Dinner is Sold Out

Chef Caroline Glover

Chef Gabriel Ledemsa

Chef Daniel Asher

Master Sommelier Laura Williamson

The Alpine Mountain Ranch dinner will be featuring wines from Stolen Figs.

The Jace Romick Gallery Dinner will feature:

Chef Kelly Whitaker

Chef Jason Dady

Featured beverages for this dinner include 7 Cellars, Attimo, Blanchard Family Wines, Laws Whiskey, Rodney Strong… and more!

Saturday, October 5


Seminars will be held in various locations around Steamboat and sign up is required to ensure available space. Please sign up at check out! 
Wine in the City
10:00 am – 11:00 am 
Steamboat Art Museum

Attimo Wine | Infinite Monkey Theorem | Steamboat Winery

Denver’s best urban winemakers are offering a unique wine experience, representing the counter culture in winemaking – wine in the city. Stop by to learn about these top varietals and blends and the culture surrounding Denver’s own urban wineries.

Boost Your Negotiating Power with a Master Sommelier
A Wine Seminar
11:00 am – Noon
Steamboat Art Museum

Laura Williamson, Master Sommelier
One of 16 women (of the approximately 130 Master Sommeliers), Williamson is an internationally famous wine educator. Williamson will explore wine-buying strategies women can employ in retail shops and restaurants, and how selecting the wines at a dinner can empower women.

She’s Got Chops!
Butchery Demonstration
11:00 am – Noon
Jace Romick Gallery, 837 Lincoln Ave.

Chef Laura Posiak of Mambo
A unique opportunity to watch Chef Laura’s butchery techniques as she transforms local livestock into restaurant-quality steaks and chops.

Wine and Cheese? Yes Please!
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Albright Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Colorado Mountain College

Jess Guarnero, MSOL | Associate Professor of Restraurant & Culinary Management
Do you love to play with wine and cheese pairings? Want to sound smarter when you talk about the flavors, aromas, or when you’re shopping for a party? Let’s have some fun and experiment with a variety of wines and cheeses, and see how they might pair alongside some other delicious nibbles. Fun banter and engaging discussion guaranteed!

Rosé All Day
A Wine Seminar
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Jace Romick Gallery

With the ubiquitous global catchphrase and international hashtag #RoséAllDay, Rose wines have exploded in popularity in recent years. Learn what all the hub-bub is about and taste our favorite Rosé wines.

A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
A Cocktail Seminar
Mark Stanford, Beverage Director Truffle Pig/Carl’s Tavern
Steve Kurowski, Laws Whiskey
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Truffle Pig, Gondola Square**limited to 15 seats
This Seminar is Sold Out

Popular parlor cocktails of the 40s and 50s have seen a resurgence–even the Ramos fizz, invented in 1888, has returned to many cocktail lists. By using egg whites and emulsification in cocktails, bartenders create a drink that adds texture and frothiness. Stanford and Kurowski break down the molecular blending of ingredients, the art of mixing, and the history of classic cocktails, all while shaking and straining delicious drinks to sample.

The Perfect Old Fashioned
A Cocktail Seminar
Mark Stanford, Beverage Director Truffle Pig/Carl’s Tavern
Steve Kurowski, Laws Whiskey
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Truffle Pig, Gondola Square**limited to 15 seats
This Seminar is Sold Out

Learn the history and appeal of one of America’s favorite cocktails: The Old Fashioned. Stanford and Kurowski discuss the ingredients, tools, blending methods, and glassware that go into producing the perfect Old Fashioned. Sample a variety of Old Fashioneds, including the Truffle Pig’s award-winning Smoked Old Fashioned.


Demonstrations are held in the Demonstration Tent, Gondola Square, next to the Grand Tasting.

Hand Forging Custom Knives
Heather Haas
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Haas hand-forges custom knives, kitchen utensils and bar tools using a labor-intensive technique called pattern welding. Watch as she hammers multiple layers of steel into a single piece, treating the metal with heat and pressure, and twisting it to form an intricate, custom knife blade.

Salmon Ceviche with Mexican Chef Sergio Howland
A Culinary Demonstration
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Join us as Chef Sergio Howland, our professional chef visiting from Mexico, imparts years of culinary expertise while preparing a delicious salmon ceviche dish not only to watch, but to taste. This delicious dish will be perfectly paired with Mezcal, making for an authentic Mexican tasting demonstration.

Chefs in Conversation
Chef Hosea Rosenberg and Chef Kelly Whitaker
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Join Boulder chefs Kelly Whitaker Basta & Hosea Rosenberg, Black Belly and Santo as they talk about the joys and challenges of running restaurants, while navigating the kitchen together.

Make Exquisite Cocktails at Home
Mark Stanford
5:00 – 6:00 pm

Mark Stanford Beverage Director Truffle Pig/Carl’s Tavern
Semifinalist in Heaven Hill Distillery’s “America’s Best Bartender” competition, Stanford leads an intimate mixology class where he shows you how to create well-balanced, flavorful cocktails using fine spirits, liqueurs, fresh juices, tinctures, specialty cocktail tools, and the wizardry of ice, smoke and fire. Cocktails will include a Manhattan, Margarita, the Hemmingway Daiquiri, and Truffle Pig’s award-winning Smoked Old Fashioned.

Corks & Canvas Class
A Wine and Art Course
Steamboat Creates
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Depot Art Center, 1001 13th Street, Steamboat Springs

Uncork your creativity! Whether you have never held a paintbrush or you have a practice of painting, join Steamboat Creates and instructor Janet Bradley for this paint and sip with great wine and great company! Enjoy a glass of wine compliments of Steamboat Food & Wine Festival as your inner creative is sparked to make a painting of your own; each participant will walk away with your own unique design and painted canvas. Adults, 21+

Grand Tasting
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Gondola Plaza

In a spectacular mountainside setting, enjoy wines from over 50 wineries, and small plates from over 20 Colorado chefs. Experience unique grilling methods, participate in a grape stomp, and dance to live music on the Gondola Stage. The Grand Tasting gives you and friends an opportunity to sample from over 100 wines and mingle with winemakers from boutique and established wineries from around the globe.

VIP Grand Tasting Experience
Enjoy this intimate experience in the midst of the party in an exclusive setting just off the Grand Tasting tent. Will Frischkorn of Cured will be offering a hand-picked selection of cheeses and charcuterie. We’ll be pouring cellar wines and mingling with the celebrity chefs from the Friday night dinners.

Sunday, October 6

Bacon and Bubbles Brunch
11:00 – 1:00 pm
Yampa Street, Between 6th & 7th

Put the finishing touches on a perfect weekend with a party featuring everyone’s favorite food: bacon—integrated throughout the brunch menu. Enjoy Mimosas, Bloody Marys and other Sunday libations. Yampa Avenue restaurants Aurum, Taco Cabo, and Otto Pint will serve a family-style brunch with 120 of your new friends, all seated at single table down the middle of Yampa Avenue. The Steamboat Food and Wine Festival concludes with an event that will stop traffic!