Gourmet on Gore kicks off Friday in Vail

By Real Vail
August 27, 2012
Gourmet on Gore, presented by Cadillac, will return to Vail Village for the seventh year over Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2012. The 2012 event will include a number of new events, expanding the programming for Gourmet on Gore and making the event bigger and better than ever before.

Gourmet on Gore will kick off on Friday evening with the Gourmet on Gore Tasting Tour from 6-9 p.m. A benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties, tickets for the Gourmet on Gore Tasting tour are just $90. Valued at more than $100, it's a great opportunity to taste pairings from some of Vail's best culinary talent in Vail's hottest restaurants and galleries, all while supporting a great cause. Ticketing information and details on the restaurants, galleries and beverage brands participating in the Gourmet on Gore Tasting Tour can be found at www.gourmetongore.com.
Gourmet on Gore continues Saturday, Sunday and Monday with the main event, the three-day Open-Air Tasting, which takes place along Vail's Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street and showcases the Vail Valley's premier restaurants as well as wines, beers and spirits from around the world. Live music, delicious food and superb drinks all meet together during this special event to create a delightful epicurean atmosphere in Vail Village. There is no cost for admission to Gourmet on Gore's Open-Air Tasting, and the event is open to the public. New this year, the Cadillac Culinary Series will showcase live demonstrations throughout the open-air tasting from some of Vail's best chefs, sommeliers and mixologists.

In addition to the Tasting Tour and Open-Air Tasting, a number of other new culinary and lifestyle events have been added to the schedule for Gourmet on Gore. Each event offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the Vail Valley's culinary scene in a special way.

Casting & Cuisine | $50 | Sept. 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Gore Creek Promenade

Tickets online at www.gourmetongore.com
Casting and Cuisine will give guests the chance to learn to cast with the best! Guests will take part in a fly-fishing clinic with the professional anglers of Gore Creek Fly Fisherman. At the conclusion of this clinic attendees will be greeted along Gore Creek with light breakfast fare.

The Sebastian Cooking Class & Wine Luncheon | $110 | Sept. 1 | 10 a.m. – 1:30 pm.

The Sebastian Hotel

Tickets online at www.gourmetongore.com
Guests are invited to join the Sebastian's chef Riley Romanin in the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class where they will learn fine culinary techniques. Following the class, guests will enjoy a delectable three-course wine luncheon on the Sebastian's beautiful patio.

Larkspur Gore Range Harvest Lunch | $75 plus tax and gratuity | Sept. 2 | 1 p.m.

Larkspur Restaurant

Make reservations by calling 970-754-8050

Larkspur will host a very special celebration of Colorado's farmers. Diners will enjoy a five-course hand crafted lunch paired with incredible wines all set outdoors under the stunning view of the Gore Range.

Yoga & Yogurt | $20 cash donation to Habitat for Humanity | Sept. 3 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Gore Creek Promenade
Guests are invited to Gore Creek Promenade to rejuvenate their bodies before the final day of culinary action. Light breakfast fare will follow the class. This community event is first-come, first-served based on space and participants must provide their own yoga mat. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Local artist Carrie Fell has once again created a one-of-a-kind work of art to represent the 2012 event, which will capture the spirit of the event and the iconic scenery of Vail Village. Poster prints of the work will be available at her gallery stop on the Tasting Tour and throughout the event at the Open-Air Tasting.

Gourmet on Gore, presented by Cadillac, is brought to you by Town of Vail, Stella Artois and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and sponsored in part by Acqua Panna & San Pellegrino, Macanudo Cigars, DRY Soda, Carrie Fell Gallery, Loki, Cordillera Vail Club, Betteridge, Breckenridge Distillery, Burton's Maplewood Farm, Gore Creek Fly Fisherman, Boulder Ice Cream, Vail Daily and KZYR The Zephyr.

For more information on the seventh annual Gourmet on Gore and to purchase tickets for the new and exciting events, visit www.gourmetongore.com.

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