Town Talk for Aug. 30, 2010
The Connoisseur’s Trail, a must-see for any art and epicurean aficionado, presents its fifth edition Sept. 3 in Vail Village.Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Connoisseur’s Trail is a sumptuous saunter showcasing art and jewelry from some of Vail’s finest galleries complemented by the pairings of world-class wines and spirits with tasting-size delicacies from top chefs throughout the Vail Valley.The carefully selected pairings for Labor Day weekend’s edition include Karats of Vail and bol restaurant, Pismo Gallery and La Tour restaurant; Claggett-Rey Gallery and Vail Catering Concepts; Cogswell Gallery and Juniper restaurant, the Golden Bear and Larkspur restaurant and Squash Blossom and Sapphire Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Highlighting this year’s edition is the auction of a limited-edition, handmade pair of 18-karat gold Scroll Crush Cup earrings accented with robin’s-egg-blue turquoise and diamonds. Internationally renowned jewelry designer Pamela Froman, who has designed jewelry for such luminaries as actresses Halle Barry, Debra Messing and Whoopi Goldberg, created the set.The Scroll Crush Cup earrings currently are on display at the Squash Blossom at 198 Gore Creek Drive in Vail Village (970-476-3129, http://www.squashblossomvail.com). The suggested retail value is $2,200.This year’s beneficiary of the Connoisseur’s Trail is the ProStart Vail Scholarship Fund, the local chapter of a national high school food-preparation program in which students compete for culinary scholarships. The semiannual Connoisseur’s Trail, sponsored by Vail-Beaver Creek magazine, is an event that further enhances the Vail Valley as an art aficionado’s destination resort. The pairing of the Connoisseur’s Trail and its Pamela Froman auction promises to make Labor Day weekend memorable for art and jewelry lovers, epicureans and everyone who enjoys the finer things of life. Tickets are $30 (which includes five beverage tastings). This summer’s walk will be held Sept. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 970-476-6600 or stop by the Connoisseur Trail’s ticket desk by Vail Village’s Covered Bridge the afternoon of the event.
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