Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019

Aspen Magazine Kickoff Party at Black Saddle

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019 began last night with oysters, lobster and caviar at the annual Aspen Magazine kick-off party at Black Saddle at the Snowmass Club.

With the snow tipped mountains and the Snowmass Club golf course providing a backdrop, industry professionals and locals connected over the sweetest most succulent Main Oysters, Greenhead Lobster rolls, and three different types of Sterling Caviar with Rosè, Suerte Tequila and ROXOR Gin passed to cleanse the palate.

An East coast girl, I love my lobsters and oysters, but even after attending many a Food & Wine event, I have yet to develop a sophisticated palate for caviar. Yesterday evening though I think I had a break through as I tasted (off my knuckle for true flavor) the difference between the Sterling Caviar Classic, Royal, and Supreme. The Sterling Supreme, a white sturgeon caviar characterized by large firm to very firm eggs definitely had a more complex taste of “toasted hazelnuts and briny zest giving way to a velvety finish,” as described on their website, and left me wanting to grab a Rosè and stay at that station for a while. But, I had oysters to try.

A true “classic” in every sense of the word, Sterling Classic grade white sturgeon caviar is distinguished by its small to medium, semi-firm to very firm eggs. Unique coloring ranges from onyx to light or dark brown. On the palate, a robust nuttiness melts away into a smooth, buttery finish. Perfect for treating your caviar craving without breaking the bank

Sterling Caviar
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
Lisa Simon, Sterling Caviar
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
Photo by Sophie Wilcox

Ben from the Maine Oyster Company served me the sweetest oysters with little brine, transporting me back to summers spent in Nantucket where we would spill off the beach with salt-sprayed hair and golden skin to suck down oysters on the marina while watching the yacht boys secure world renown yachts such as; Ferretti, Princess, Azimut, Bertram, Riva, Hinckley and Herreshoff. I lingered with Ben for quite some time … just to make sure we got the perfect shot for ya.

Our mission is to aggregate, share and promote the local farmer and their story. Oyster farming on the coast of Maine is American entrepreneurialism at its finest combined with a living, breathing model of our state motto “The Way Life Should Be”. Help us share, grow and expand this incredible and exciting story!

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Donnie & Chris Ryan, CEO Ryan Investments. Congrats Donnie on your new position!!
Juliet & John Wilcox, Owners Pine Creek Cookhouse. Photo by Sophie Wilcox
Juliet Wilcox, Deedee Greene, Veronika Miller, Jillian Livingston, Susan Mary O’Bryan
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Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
Mary Connor, Michaela Connor and Francine Gerard.
Veronika Miller, Owner of Midland Clothing takes a spin ...
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
WineInk’s Kelly Hayes with wife Linda and Pine Creek Cookhouse Restaurant owner and filmmaker John Wilcox – photo taken by Sophie Wilcox
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
Founder Aspen Real Life Jillian Livingston with Jason Hodges of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2019
Michaela Carpenter, Founder of Local Coffee

This premier culinary event consists of three incredible days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts. Stay tuned for more, and visit us @aspenreallife on insta and FB for live feeds.

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