Friday, June 18, 2010
Aspen Food and Wine Festival: The Prelude
The bulk of the program began today, but things got off to a great start last night. Courtesy of American Express, I attended a meet and greet with Mario Batali. We were able to taste food created from the recipes in his latest cook book, while drinking some exquisite Italian wines.
The meet and greet segued into the official opening party featuring food stations manned by Top Chef favorites. Jennifer, Eli and both Voltaggio brothers were dishing up dishes for the attendees. I must say, their food was very inventive and ultimately toothsome.