Vail Valley chefs to cook in New York City
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Vail Valley chefs Pascal Coudouy and Reese Hay of 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill, located at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, have been chosen to present a special wine dinner at the James Beard House in New York City on March 3. 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill was recently included in Esquire magazine’s “15 Restaurants Not to Miss” in the November issue.The mission of the James Beard Foundation is “to celebrate, preserve and nurture America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence.” Chefs are invited to “perform” at the Beard House by presenting dinners to foundation members and the public.Chefs are considered for the honor based on national or regional reputation; use of high quality, seasonal, and local ingredients; level of interest in event by James Beard Foundation dining members and their guests; and a final review of the event’s proposed menu and wine list.”We are honored to be presenting at the James Beard House,” says Coudouy, executive chef at 8100. “The James Beard Foundation is a bastion of culinary excellence in the United States. With this recognition, we feel like we’re being honored for achieving our goal of presenting only the freshest, most creative cuisine in Beaver Creek.”The menu presented at the James Beard House will highlight the local and regional ingredients that 8100 incorporates year-round. The wine pairings include selections from Colorado wineries. For tickets to attend the James Beard Foundation dinner on March 3 in New York City at the James Beard House, call the reservations line at 212-675-2308. Members tickets are $125; non-members tickets are $165.
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