Chefs test their chops on the slopes |

Chefs test their chops on the slopes

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Vail Daily, Vail ColoradoBEAVER CREEK – It will be a match made in heaven this winter when Beaver Creek Resort pairs with Bon Appetit magazine and a lineup of America’s top culinary chefs to present The Bon Appetit Culinary and Wine Focus Feb. 1-3. The ninth annual winter festival is one of just a handful of Bon Appetit Wine and Spirits Focus events in the nation and includes a celebrity chef ski race.The festival provides an opportunity for guests to join their favorite chefs for a dual slalom ski race, Grand Tasting, MasterChef Challenge, cooking demonstrations, wine workshops and seminars, live music and dinners hosted at private Beaver Creek homes. More than 30 chefs from Beaver Creek and across the nation are expected to participate. “Beaver Creek is the perfect destination partner for a weekend of great food, wine, and entertainment on and off the slopes,” said Paul Jowdy, vice president and publisher, Bon Appetit magazine. “We’re thrilled to be returning for our ninth consecutive year.”Highlights for the weekend include Thursday evening’s MasterChef Challenge, inviting chefs to go head-to-head “Iron Chef” style by using mystery ingredients to create specialty dishes. Friday evening’s Grand Tasting will feature signature dishes prepared by more than 30 local and guest chefs. An extraordinary line-up of wines and spirits will add to the weekend’s culinary sensations.Events are open to public. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local charities. For tickets, call (888) 920-2787. For more information on The Bon Appetit Culinary and Wine Focus at Beaver Creek, call (888) 323-7612. For information on lodging and activities at Beaver Creek Resort,

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