One to One – San Miguel Mentoring Program announces our third annual Wine and Beer Tasting & Top Chef Competition featuring the new “Taste of Telluride.” The event takes place Friday, August 10, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Peaks Resort in Mountain Village, Colorado.
At Top Chef, guest have the opportunity to sample wine from a variety of purveyors, among them, Pasternak Distributors, Bottleworks, Hemel Family Wines, Sonoma Couture, and Sutcliffe. Mary’s famous Sangria is also on the list.
Local breweries plan to serve up samples of their beer.
Oskar Blues Brewery samples Dales Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pills, and Old Chub. Smuggler Joe’s is sampling his Belgian style Tripel, called “Debauchery.” Blossomwood Cidery of Cederedge, CO, samples their ciders made from locally grown pears, cherries, and English Cider apples, and a sarsaparilla mead. Durango Brewing Company is pouring Blueberry Wheat and Durango Dark. Ouray Brewing Company is sampling three handcrafted local varieties of their locally made beer.
Peach Street Distillers plans to pour cucumber-gin lemonade with fresh mint and a Colorado Manhattan with our bourbon.
Arrive with an appetite.The Taste of Telluride at Top Chef has expanded to include many restaurants, caterers, farmers, and hotel menu items.
Bites are to be served from the following kitchens: Bread and Roses Catering, G&T Natural Foods, the little bar at Lumière, Southwest Lamb, Telluride Bistro, Tomboy Tavern, Floradora, Rev Restaurant (farm-to-table at the Hotel Madeline), Flavor, Flourish Catering, Conference Center Catering, Telluride Catering Creations, James Ranch Artisan Cheese, Caravan Cart (next door to La Cocina) and others. The Peaks plans to serve hors-d’oeurves.
To round out the evening, Tomboy Coffee Roasters plans to sample up some of their brews. For those with a sweet tooth, Sweet Rhi’s, Fat Kit Ice Cream Company and The Sweet Life offer dessert.
Between tasting and sipping, watch a heated showdown between local chefs, as they go head-to-head against 2011 Top Chef defending champion, Stephen Roth of TelSki. New contestants are Telluride born-and-raised chef-owner Roscoe Kane of the Floradora, longtime local Eric Eckert representing his new restaurant Flavor, and Sergio Gonzolez from the ever popular Telluride Bistro.
The evening’s festivities also feature a silent auction featuring goods and services from generous donors and supporters.
You, too, can be a judge. Judges seats are to be auctioned off via E-bay (stay tuned for details), as well as one Judge Seat to be live-auctioned the evening of the event.
One to One was formed in 1993 by Telluride locals and still-standing Board Members, John Mansfield and Allen Gerstle. John was the Juvenile Diversion Officer and Allen was the Director of Social Services. In dealing with children and families in crisis, the two saw a need for a mentoring organization in the community. One to One began as a branch of Delta-Montrose Partners, and later worked under the umbrella of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of La Plata County. In 1999, the Board of Directors created the independent mentoring organization known as One to One. Starting with 35 children, One to One has since served over 500 unduplicated youth in San Miguel County through a variety of programs tailored to address a diverse array of needs.
Proceeds from the event benefit One to One San Miguel Mentoring Program, the only mentoring program in San Miguel County. Young people come to us each with unique needs: financial hardship, death in the family, academic struggles, at-risk behavior, emotional challenges, college and career planning, and more. Through careful screening and thoughtful matching, we work with community volunteers to effectively mentor local youth who benefit from having a consistent and caring adult in their lives. We offer programs, activities, enrichment opportunities, and scholarships which enhance the lives of kids in our community.
For those traveling from out of town or anyone wishing to make a “mini vacation” out the event, the Peaks Resort and Spa, as a sponsor of the event, has generously offered special room rates of $159 including Resort Fee and Valet Parking.
Telluride Top Chef draws an audience of restaurant-goers, connoisseurs, wine lovers, locals, second-homeowners, and visitors. Tickets are available at Telluride Bottleworks or click here.