Every year, a handful of Dallas food and enthusiasts, chefs, and chef groupies head to the rarified air of Aspen for the annual Food & Wine Classic. Thirty two years ago, this gathering was a bunch of hippies drinking wine. Now, it’s a star-studded extravaganza with advertising and endorsements plastered on chef jackets, tents, and programs.
This year, The Brad traveled to Aspen with The John Tesar. Shocker, I know. I asked The Brad to snap some pictures and file a small report of what went on. Here’s The Brad and his pictures:
Yes, the ubiquitous (The) Brad here- once again reporting for Nancy on Texasish goings on at Food & Wine magazine’s Classic in Aspen. We had a nice contingent from Texas at this years event. Many Dallasites call Aspen home as well. In fact, one evening we sat at a bar entirely surrounded by expats and half-timers.The setting is a spectacular backdrop for our type of shenanigans. The “Tent” has its appeal, but the measure if one’s “classic” is the quantity of after-hours parties attended. Here, then, is some of the trouble we got up to: