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A grand time had overeating at Beaver Creek

Carolyn Pope

BEAVER CREEK – It’s blatant hedonism, but who cares?The Beaver Creek Culinary Festival is all about having a good time, which includes overeating, overdrinking and “overfunning.” It’s about chefs who have very little right to slap on skis or a snowboard and race to a finish line, but put them in their element – the kitchen – and they can really go to town. And that’s what the last night, the Grand Tasting is all about.

The food was outrageous, from seared foie gras and scallops, exquisite soups and decadent desserts. There’s no doubt that many a guest woke up the next morning, moaning, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”Although Kendall Jackson was the wine of the event, the Chambord clan had the ladies swooning all week. Saturday night, their blood-red “Boheme” was the most often spotted drink, a refreshing (and potent) combination of Chambord, vodka, elderberry syrup and just a touch of champagne, served in a martini glass. The Resource Center was the recipient of a percentage of the evening’s take. The Resource Center operates a 24-hour crisis line, Freedom Ranch safehouse, the Buddies Program and the Childcare Resource and Referral Program. For more information on the Resource Center, call 949-7087 or e-mail info@resourcecenter-ec.org.

Seen and heard at high altitudeSeen on a card in Vail Village: “Just because I partied with you last night, doesn’t mean I’m going to ski with you today!”To notify us of upcoming events, e-mail Carolyn Pope at vailsociety@cs.com.Vail, Colorado

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