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Join Dame Nicolle Montgomery at the 2017 Colorado Restaurant Show

The Colorado Restaurant Show, presented by the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), is the annual networking and learning event for restaurateurs, chefs and restaurant and bar managers in the Rocky Mountain region. Over the course of the two-day event, the leading restaurateurs in Colorado and the nation will meet with industry leaders and tastemakers at the Colorado Convention Center, to discover the newest trends, ideas and products in the business. Featuring keynote speaker, Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack, this year’s show will be our best year yet!

Colorado Restaurant Show
October 9 and 10, 2017
Colorado Convention Center
Free to walk the exhibit floor
$25 for conference sessions and Danny Meyer keynote

Please click here to download the event flyer!

Turquoise Mesa Winemaker-Farm to Table Dinner with Dame Connie Ruel

William Fulenwider and his fabulous organic products – 7th Generation Farm
And Chef Connie Ruel
August 25, 2017

Watermelon- Lavender Cured Salmon Ceviche
2016 Reserve Rose

Scallop Tamal
Saffron cream
2015 Chardonnay

Mushroom stuffed Duck breast
Red potato stack, dried cherry demi glaze
2016 Pinotage

Cabernet Barrel smoked Beef Mole
Rabbit confit lentil cakes, sautéed hearty greens
2015 Petit Sirah

Duck Egg Flan with Organic Elderflower Infused Honey
Mascarpone Chantilly, lace cookie
2016 Aromella

80.00 per person includes tax and gratuity

Dinner will take place in the wine cellar at 11705 Teller Street, Broomfield, CO
Call 303-653-3822 for reservations (required)

Italian Pasta Class with Italian Tour Guide and Cooking Teacher, Dame Michele Morris

mam-lecce-cookingHave you always wanted to learn the secrets of pasta making from the Italians? Dame Michele Morris is a chef, cooking teacher, and award-winning cookbook author, but nothing brings her more joy than taking guests every year on a food and wine adventure to Italy. Michele’s ancestors came from Pascoso in northern Italy, and this year she will return to Rome and Puglia for her 8th organized trip. She and her guests will make handmade pasta every day for lunch and dinner, and when she returns, she will share what she has learned from her Italian colleagues and friends about making authentic Italian pasta dishes. Continue reading →

Food Photography Classes Offered by Root PR

root-pr-logoDame Kuvy Ax’s company, ROOT PR, has teamed up with The Daily Meal’s and Global Gumshoe’s Ron Stern to host two food and beverage photography workshops in Boulder this month. Photojournalist Ron Stern is an international food and travel photojournalist. His work has been featured in publications such as Shape Magazine, The Daily Meal, and The Chicago Tribune. He will teach attendees camera basics, lighting fundamentals, composition, subject matter, and styling in a fun and comfortable environment. The workshops are designed to teach photography essentials that will help attendees promote their business, increase social media followings, develop Pinterest pages, create marketing content or simply supplement their love of sharing food photos. Continue reading →

Napa Harvest 2016: A Gourmet Food & Wine Adventure with Pack a Fork!

September 25 – 30, 2016
Group Size: 15 max.

elu_at_dollarhide-1Discover Napa during harvest or ‘crush’ season – the best time of year to visit! This tour is custom-designed to offer the best Napa has to offer. The trip focuses on harvesting of grapes, the art and science of wine making, gourmet California cuisine, the bounty of local seasonal ingredients, cooking with a Napa chef, wine blending, olive oil tasting, picnics, the farm-to-table movement and more! Napa is a bountiful valley and just waiting to be discovered during its harvest season. Important to Pack A Fork! tours is time to unwind and relax. That element is also built into the small group tour!

  • Experience guided tours of select Napa Valley estate vineyards and wineries; wine tastings at each
  • Learn about viticulture from a wine educator – from ‘vineyard to glass’
  • See the ‘crush’ process in action as well as other seasonal winemaking activities
  • Taste Napa’s red and white wines – some with food pairings
  • Tour the Napa Farmer’s Market and Oxbow Market with a local chef who will introduce us to regional produce, meats, cheeses, oils, vinegars and spices from around the world
  • Participate in a hands-on cooking class with our Napa chef using ingredients purchased from the farmer’s markets culminating in our own wine country feast! Learn chef techniques and tips.
  • Experience the Carneros Valley with its stunning views, vine-covered hills and cool ocean breezes perfect for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes
  • Learn about the process of making award-winning California olive oil from the owner of an olive oil ranch; experience an olive oil tasting you will always remember!
  • Learn to blend your own wine with a wine expert in a private wine-blending course
  • Enjoy lunch on one of the most beautiful outdoor terraces in Napa while overlooking vineyards
  • Picnic on the grounds of a Tuscan winery
  • Fall in love with farm-to-table dinners! Experience one you will not forget.
  • Discover why so many chefs source from their own farms and culinary gardens; take a tour of a chef’s culinary garden
  • Visit a winery that’s as well known for its contemporary art as it is for its exceptional wines

Five nights accommodations at the 5* Senza Hotel
Gourmet meals, food pairings and picnics
Guided, private tours and experiences
Wine tasting fees, taxes and gratuities
A private coach and driver

Not Included
Airfare and airport transfers

Note: Trip starts in Napa

For further details, visit the website at Contact Patty at or 303-652-1535 for questions or to register.  
A great trip for family and friends (guests must be 21 years of age)!

Passion Of Puglia, with CO Dame Layne Lieberman

layne-puglia-1Application to CDR for CE Credits for Registered Dietitians

RD-Culinary Immersion into the Mediterranean Diet of Puglia, Southern Italy Monday Oct 30th – Sunday Nov 6th (6 Nights)

This trip is targeted to today’s leading influencers in food, health and wellness. This group represents a cross section of registered dietitians who specialize in journalism, education, media relations and community activism. Through many different streams of communication, their authoritative voices are sought after in every state and internationally.

Hosted by two award-winning culinary nutritionists Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN and Robyn Webb, MS Continue reading →

SPAIN: A Unique Cultural & Culinary Adventure

Spain-OpentoMenJune 1 – 12, 2016
Group Size: 11 + Guides
** Tour is open to men, women, couples and solo travelers **
Signup has been extended to March 21st!

Pack A Fork! tours are about a providing cultural immersion through  seeing,  doing,  creating  and  learning. You will experience new ways to see the world through this multi-faceted approach. Designed for inquisitive travelers, Pack A Fork! provides guests an opportunity to travel and experience a region through its culture and local cuisine.

Our Spain trip is for inquisitive travelers – those who want to satisfy their curiosity through fun, active, immersive experiences. Our two Spanish guides will lead you through this journey having designed this unique trip and traveled in Spain for 35 years. They will provide guided travel where you will become engaged in cultural and culinary experiences specific to the Catalan and Basque regions of Spain. Continue reading →

Culinary Wellness: The Menu as A Change Agent

1452203616897Colorado Dame Amanda Archibald, RD is partnering with Dame & Chef Elena Clement (LDEI DC chapter) and Roberta Kline, MD (Santa Fe) to produce: Culinary Wellness: The Menu as A Change Agent, Boulder, CO – June 22-24. This visionary event, designed specifically for chefs will enable chefs to understand the exciting worlds of Food As Medicine and Nutrigenomics. Chefs are uniquely positioned to develop recipes and menus with target ingredients that have a profound impact on health at a genetic level. In this experiential workshop, chefs will be exposed to cutting edge nutrition science and genomic medicine. With science as a backdrop, chefs will participate in three culinary labs using strategic ingredients to produce cutting edge recipes and menu concepts. This workshop is design to take wellness via the menu to the new frontier in health and medicine. Visit Amanda’s website for complete details.

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