Gourmet on Gore begins with Tasting Tour benefitting Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley | VailDaily.com

Gourmet on Gore begins with Tasting Tour benefitting Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley

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If you go …

What: Gourmet on Gore Tasting Tour.

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

Where: Restaurants and retailers around Vail Village.

Cost: $75; tickets must be purchased in advance.

More information: Visit www.gourmetongore.com.

Tasting Tour stops

• Amuse-Bouche at International Bridge, with Vintage Vail and Veuve Clicquot

• Carrie Fell Gallery, with TASTE 5 Catering and Breckenridge Distillery

• Checkpoint Charlie Lounge, with FOODsmith and Torbreck Wines

• Cinebistro, with Stella Artois

• Cogswell Gallery, with Big Bear Bistro, Kettmeir and Sassoregale

• Masters Gallery, with Game Creek and 808 Distillery

• Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, with Red Maple Catering and Parce Rum

• Yeti’s Grind, with Rise Above Baking Co. and Stella Artois

VAIL — Gourmet on Gore returns to Vail Village for Labor Day weekend, starting with a Tasting Tour today from 6 to 9 p.m. The tour takes visitors to Vail restaurants, galleries and retailers for a progressive, paired culinary experience, all benefiting Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley.

New this year, tour travelers start off the evening by receiving their credentials at the first location, a pop-up in Vail Village that will feature an amuse-bouche (a single, chef-selected bite-sized hors d’oeuvre) from the new Vintage Vail restaurant and a tasting of Veuve Clicquot.


Every stop will include a signature beverage tasting and hors d’oeuvre, paired for a total sensory experience from sight to taste to smell. Stop into the Masters Gallery for butternut squash risotto from Game Creek and a Limoncello Spritzer from local 808 Distillery, or visit Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate for pickled nectarine on a crostini and Colorado lamb pastrami with grainy mustard aioli on a pretzel crisp from chef Jason Harrison, of Red Maple Catering, and “My Good Friend’s Julep” from Parce Rum.

“The Tasting Tour is one of our most unique events in Vail,” said James Deighan, of Highline. “It’s a rare opportunity not only to enjoy offerings from Vail’s amazing restaurants but to do so in an unexpected environment. How often do you get to sip Colorado bourbon while admiring art?”

All proceeds from the Tasting Tour will benefit Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. The Tasting Tour is a great opportunity to sample some of the best that the Vail Valley has to offer. Tickets are $75 per person and are now on sale.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.gourmeton gore.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance.