Thursday, July 22, 2010

Park City Food & Wine Classic

The Park City Food and Wine Classic is "an epicurean extravaganza" held in gorgeous Park City every year the 2nd week in July. My husband and I attend every year. This year was exceptional and I wanted to share a few of our moments there with you. We attend the "stroll of main" each year and this year it happened to fall on my husbands birthday so it was extra special. This event is a blast! It's $70/person and lasts from 4pm through 7pm. The event starts you at Town Lift plaza and takes you up and down Main Street stopping at "Stroll Stops" along the way (9 of them to be exact) where you taste wines and sample small bites from Park City restaurants. Each year they add a little flair to the stroll with small cocktails, champagne, tastes of whiskeys and such. This year they had a full Stella Artois booth and High West Distillery served tiny little whiskey cocktails at their bar. Fabulous!

I'll just share a few sh
ots here and then I'd like to mention some amazing sponsors and tasty beverages.

Stroll Stops:

1) Town Lift Plaza~Hope Family Wines, Treana, J. Wongs Asian Bistro (we had a spicy shrimp appetizer), Mercer's Wine Ice Cream (AMAZING! We tasted the merlot and the cabernet ice creams), Stella Artois, R
idge Vineyards... to name just a few.

2) Mustang~Purple Wine Co., TGIC Importers, Parducci Wine Cellars... and many more.

3) High West Distillery~Southern Wi
ne Spirits West (Banfi, Diageo, Chateau and Estates, Moet Hennessey USA, Palm Bay International, Pernod Ricard, Shaw Ross Imports, Yabby Lake)... and of course High West Distillery.

4) Sugar Buzz~Blind Dog Restaurant (may I note here that... in my humble opinion... Blind Dog is Park City's best restaurant and one of Utah's finest sushi joints... I love it. I adore the owners and have for years... since they used to be my husbands "regulars" when we waited tables... eat there), Delicato Family Vineyards. I also adore the owners of Sugar Buzz and love supporting them. They supported my husband and I when we owned out little gourmet food and kitchen shop and we appreciate them very much! See the cute scale in the p
hoto? They purchased that from our shop! The truffles served here were delicious that evening!
5) Kimball Art Center~Bangkok Thai, Honest Beverages, Kerrygold (delicious Irish butters and cheeses), Remy Cointreau, Salt Lake Magazine, etc.

6) Sky Lodge~Bacardi, Foster's Wine Estates, Hahn Family Wines and so many more.

7) Talisker on Main~Chappellet Vineyards, Domaine Napa, Silver Oak Cellars (side note: my husband says, as we are walking up to Will Call to grab our tickets, "If there is a Silver Oak Booth here I am not leaving it all night")... and there it was. A lovely little Silver Oak table with it's lovely broker Kathleen McLeod ( It's a lovely

8) Phoenix Gallery~Riedel Glassware, W.J. Deutsch and Sons, etc.

9) Miner's Park~Bad Ass Coffee, FIJI Water, North Coast Brewery, Shabu Restaurant, etc.

There are so many wonderful brokers, wineries and sponsors not listed here but you can go to the website for all of the details and information on next years Classic.