Winemaker dinner benefits medical foundation |

Winemaker dinner benefits medical foundation

Daily Staff Report

Dubbed “An Evening In Bordeaux”, the festivities will feature award-winning French wines from Chateau Cos d’Estournel, Chateau Angelus and Chateau-Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande, along with the cuisine of Chef Paul Ferzacca of La Tour.

Priced at $350 per person, proceeds from the evening will benefit the medical and educational research programs of the Vail-based Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation. The winemaker dinner price is all-inclusive, including tax and gratuity.

In addition to the winemaker dinner, the price will also feature an opportunity to ski Vail Mountain before the lifts open to the public that morning.

“This is going to be an incredible evening of fine wine and food,” said John McMurtry, development director for the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation. “In addition to an unparalleled collection of French wines, Chef Ferzacca is planning a wonderful five-course meal, with each course complementing one of the wines.”

Founded in 1988 by orthopedic surgeon Dr. J. Richard Steadman, the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to medical research and education. Over 15 years, the foundation has done research in the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis, along with developing new rehabilitation protocols.

The foundation’s Fellowship Program has trained more than 130 surgeons, who now practice worldwide, while also hosting more than 3,000 visiting physicians and scientists from around the globe for courses and seminars.

For additional information on “An Evening In Bordeaux” or to make reservations, contact Rachele Palmer at 479-5809 before Jan. 9. Seating is limited and reservations are required.