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A FEAST FOR THE
SENSES IS CALLING

2020 Schedule

Thursday, October 1


5:30 PM – Movie Night Chief Theater

Join the SFWF crew to kick-off a remarkable weekend in Steamboat with a screening of Harvest Season at the Chief Theater. Harvest Season is a documentary film that follows the stories of Mexican-American winemakers and migrant workers, including none other than Gustavo Brambila, who got his start at the popular Chateau Montelena. Enjoy wines from Gustavo’s label and bites from Bésame.

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Friday, October 2


2:00 PM – Spanish Wine Interactive Conversation – Jace Romick Gallery

Spain has over 1.2 million hectares planted, making it the most widely planted wine-producing nation in the world (although it is the 3rd largest producer or wine behind Italy and France).  Spanish varieties including Rioja, Garnacha and Tempranillo have brought Spain to the limelight – learn more about these and other Spanish wines during this tasting. 

This seminar is available exclusively to our Weekender and VIP Pass holders. Additional seating may be available for individual purchase closer to the event. 


3:00 PM – Burlap & Barrel: Cooking with Spices Interactive Conversation – SBFW Demo Tent

When you cook with exceptional ingredients, the distinctive flavors make a dish come alive.  A tomato fresh off the vine is so much more vibrant than one that has been sitting on store shelves.  The same is true with spices that have been harvested by hand, dried naturally, grown organically.   Taste the difference, learn how to cook dishes indigenous to the region each spice is from while supporting small family farms around the world.

This seminar is available exclusively to our Weekender and VIP Pass holders. Additional seating may be available for individual purchase closer to the event. 


4:00 PM – Frozen Cocktail Seminar with Mark Stanford Interactive Conversation – Location TBD

Daiquiris, Pina Coladas, and more! Learn how to make these drinks extra ‘cool’ from friends and family.

This seminar is available exclusively to our Weekender and VIP Pass holders. Additional seating may be available for individual purchase closer to the event. 


5:00 PM – First Friday Art Walk Downtown Steamboat


6:00 PM – Chef Dinners Locations Vary

Dinner with Chef Alex Seidel, Chef Daniel Asher, Kevin Nashan, Kent Hall, and Chef Daniel Sanchez from Mexico
Alpine Mountain Ranch

The recognition for the chefs at this dinner would take an entire page to list so you can be sure each course will be an experience.  With a venue equally impressive, Alpine Mountain Ranch is a stunning 1,216 acre development and ranch on historic land, only 5 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs you will feel miles away from everything.

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Dinner with Chef Kelly Whitaker, Chef Paul Reilly, and Chef Taj Cook
Yampa Valley Kitchen

We are so excited to have Chef Whitaker and Chef Cooke join us for their 2nd year at Steamboat Food & Wine Festival and are excited to welcome newcomer (to the festival) – Paul Reilly. With this team, expect to see a mix of vegetarian and carnivore dishes alike – a team offering the perfect yin and yang at local celebrity restaurateur, Hannah Hopkins newest venture, Yampa Valley Kitchen, the stunning restaurant formally home to Low Country and Cloverdale.

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Dinner with Chef Jennifer Jasinski, Chef Hosea Rosenberg and Chef Eric Skokan
Jace Romnick Gallery

Prepare to be immersed in a visual and culinary delight, dinner will take place inside Steamboat native Jace Romnick’s downtown gallery featuring western contemporary art.  At SFWF we make it a priority to support chefs with a great respect for the culinary experience from start to finish and this group of chefs is no different.  With an emphasis on organic farming and full animal butchery, you can be assured that each course is as fresh and close to the earth as possible.

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Dinner with Chef Caroline Glover, Chef Patrick Ayers, and Chef Paul Anders
STARS Event Center

This is our version of a hero’s dinner – we remain constantly in awe of the passion Caroline brings to her work.  Accolades abound for this talented, relatively new chef but the pivot she made to support her team and her restaurant during the past years turn of events was nothing short of inspiring. Joined by Steamboat local Patrick Ayers, who became near and dear to our hearts in year one as our Culinary Director, is now joining us as a chef instead of chef wrangler.

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Saturday, October 3


11:00 AM –  Grand Tasting Base of Steamboat Ski Resort – Gondola Square

In a spectacular mountainside setting, enjoy this morning edition of the Grand Tasting. Our chefs will be featuring some of our favorite brunch foods including bacon, brioche, etc as well as beer and spirits. While tasting your way through the festival be sure to stop and engage in one of our curated demonstrations in the demo tent. Space is limited for this exclusive brunch tasting experience.

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11:30 AM – Sustainability with Brett Zimmerman Interactive Conversation – Steamboat Art Museum

How Pure is your Wine? This seminar is all about sustainability and the wines you drink.  Sommeliers love to talk about dirt and wine, but what is the dirt on purity with wine?

This seminar is available exclusively to our Weekender and VIP Pass holders. Additional seating may be available for individual purchase closer to the event. 


12:45 PM – Master Class: Wine Terroirs of Oregon Interactive Conversation – Jace Romick Gallery

Join Director of Fine Wine & Master Sommelier at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Colorado, Sean Razee, for a wine tasting that is sure to be entertaining.

In some areas of the world, location is the key ingredient in fine wine making-authentic characteristics of the soil, climate, temperature, and the uniqueness of local growers and winemakers. Each sub-region of the Oregon wine country is unique and, as such, produces wines distinctive wines from anywhere else.

This seminar will focus on wine from a variety of Oregon wine-country sub-regions to showcase a diverse array of styles and flavors produced throughout the state.

This seminar is available exclusively to our Weekender and VIP Pass holders. Additional seating may be available for individual purchase closer to the event.


1:00 PM – Bitters: What Are They & How Do You Make Them? Interactive Conversation – The Truffle Pig

Bitters are a  flavored botanic used to give your cocktail a hint of flavor.  Bitters could be the difference between an okay cocktail and a great cocktail.  Join Mark Stanfod while he gives a brief history on bitters, how to make them at home, all while enjoying cocktails with bitters.

This seminar is available exclusively to our Weekender and VIP Pass holders. Additional seating may be available for individual purchase closer to the event.


3:00 PM – The Perfect Old Fashioned Interactive Conversation – The Truffle Pig

More details coming soon!

This seminar is available exclusively to our Weekender and VIP Pass holders. Additional seating may be available for individual purchase closer to the event.


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Grand Tasting Base of Steamboat Ski Resort – Gondola Square

In a spectacular mountainside setting, enjoy an extended happy hour at the Grand Tasting.  You will experience a new collection of chefs from our morning edition and foods typically consumed in an apres setting. Curated demonstrations in the demo tent throughout the entire event. Space is limited for this exclusive tasting experience.

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Sunday, October 4


11:00 AM – Espresso & Prosecco Brunch Yampa Street – Downtown Steamboat

The best way to recap a memorable weekend and share stories from the night before… Brunch! Enjoy Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and other Sunday libations as well as your favorite brunch staples provided by Steamboat’s best – all served family-style down the middle of Yampa Street. The Steamboat Food & Wine Festival concludes with an event that will stop traffic!

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