8th Annual Beaver Creek Culinary Classic Feb. 2-5, 2006 | VailDaily.com

8th Annual Beaver Creek Culinary Classic Feb. 2-5, 2006

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BEAVER CREEK Beaver Creek Resort pairs with Bon Apptit magazine and a line-up of America’s top culinary chefs to present the annual Beaver Creek Culinary Classic, Feb. 2-5, 2006. Now in its eighth consecutive year, the 2006 winter festival will feature a Celebrity Chef Ski Race, Grand Tasting, MasterChef Challenge, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, live music and more. More than 30 chefs from Beaver Creek and across the nation are expected to participate.Participating chefs include Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in New York; Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys in Las Vegas; Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Mass.; Richard Sandoval of Modern Mexican Restaurants in New York and other locations; Kerry Simon of Simon Kitchen & Bar in Las Vegas; Govind Armstrong of Table 8 in Los Angeles; Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake in San Francisco; Laurent Tourondel of BLT Steak, BLT Fish, BLT Prime in New York; Waldy Malouf of Beacon in New York; Susan Feniger of the Food Network’s “The Two Hot Tamales” and Border Grill in Los Angeles and Las Vegas; Mary Sue Milliken, also of Border Grill, and others.The centerpiece of the weekend is Saturday evening’s Grand Tasting. Beaver Creek chefs will join some of the nation’s top chefs selected by Bon Appetit magazine, with more than 30 chefs expected to present their favorite signature dishes. The prestigious Bon Appetit tasting Panel will also present a lineup of extraordinary wines and specialty cocktails.Bon Appetit magazine, a Conde Nast Publication, has served as America’s foremost food and entertaining magazine for five decades. With over six million readers, it is the most widely read magazine of its kind in the world. Vail Colorado

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