Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest returns to Hotel Colorado
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Who: Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts
What: Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest
When: 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17
Where: Hotel Colorado
How much: $35 per person or $60 per couple for Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts members, or $50 per person for non-members
2 Rivers Winery
Canyon Wind Wine
Il Castagno Wines
Pioneer Wines and Spirits
Republic National Distributing Company
Roaring Fork Liquors
Southern Wine and Spirits
New Belgium Brewery
Roaring Fork Brewery
Snow Cap Ciders from Cedaredge
The Lost Cajun
New Castle Diner
Riviera Supper Club
Roaring Fork Liquors
Coldwell Banker Mason & Morse
Professional Auto Body
Balcomb and Green, PC
Bethel Party Rentals
Berthod Motors Inc.
Bank of Colorado
Glenwood Springs Ford
Glenwood Hot Springs
Glenwood Insurance Agency
Hays, Maggart, and Hood P.C
Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical, Inc
Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse
Liston Home and Land Design
Matthew Goodstien, MD
S2M Construction Company, Inc
Kaup Engineering Inc.
Murray Dental Group
NAPA Auto Parts
For the 16th year, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is pulling together the best food, wine and beer vendors in the name of raising money for its art operations.
The 16th annual Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest features 13 vintners, nine brewers and 13 restaurants; a cooking demonstration; a huge silent auction; and live entertainment from Brad Vierheller and Vid Weatherwax. And for the first time in three years, it’s all happening at the historic Hotel Colorado.
“We’re just really impressed with their staff and the incredible changes they’ve made to become a community asset,” said Christina Brusig, executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. “They really support the arts.”
Brusig said the wine and brewfest is returning to the Hotel Colorado after three years at the Ramada Inn because the price was right, and the staff is easy to work with. She said her time working with the Ramada was productive and supportive as well, but they decided to change it up this year.
The event will take up both the Colorado and Devereux rooms, each of which will have live music. In the Devereux Room will be pianist Brad Vierheller, who performs a wide variety of jazz, ragtime, classical and easy listening music. In the Colorado Room will be Vid Weatherwax, who is known for a wide repertoire of jazz, blues and R&B.
You won’t just get the opportunity to taste great food, though; you’ll also be able to see how it’s made. Sweet Coloradough will be doing a massive doughnut demonstration topped with a special sauce and bananas foster creme brulee.
“It’ll be really exciting to watch,” Brusig said.
And, finally, to top off the evening of fun is a silent auction with dozens of items. Everything from beverages to ski and golf passes to hotel stays to museum tickets to fine artwork will be available to bid on.
“We have something for everyone,” Brusig said. “There’s a wide variety of offerings, from rounds of golf to Disney on Ice tickets.”
Ticket and silent auction sales at the wine and brewfest generally raise about $20,000 for the Center for the Arts, Brusig said. This year, their goal is $30,000.
“We’re coining this as the part of something good,” Brusig said of the event. “It’s not only a good time, but it’s for a really good cause.”
The Center for the Arts offers kids and adult classes in various visual and performing art disciplines, and it also coordinates with local schools, houses a handmade arts and crafts gift shop, hosts gallery exhibits and organizes public art installations to create a community with art for everyone.
Brusig said she almost can’t believe it’s already been 15 years of the wine and brewfest.
“I think that really says something about the impact this event has,” she said.
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