More Food & Wine
Not only do people come from all over the world to attend the Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen … hundreds of Aspenites also attend and many do the volunteer work. Just everyone has a good time. I will keep the column short so we can get more photos in.And locally … Kurt Wigger, the chef and owner of Sopris restaurant between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, recently was thrilled that Sopris was voted “Best restaurant, chef, bartender and romantic restaurant” in the Restaurants of the Roaring Fork Valley guide. And he received a big write-up in the Glenwood Springs Post and Independent.The summer gala dinner party given by the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf will be held Wednesday, July 7, starting with cocktails and seafood at 6 p.m. at the home of Gloria Scharlin on Pitkin Green. Entertainment will be provided by comedian Robert Klein, because Alan King, who was previously booked, died.The second annual Aspen Antique & Decorative Arts Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18, in Paepcke Park. For tickets call the Aspen Historical Society at (970) 925-3721, as the society will receive a portion of proceeds. There will be twice as many antique dealers as were here last summer. The event is put on by Fetzer’s Interiors and Fine Antiques.A new book, “Basalt and the Frying Pan,” by Earl V. Elmont has been published by Warren Ohlrich of Who Press. Earl was born and raised in Basalt and returns every summer. He writes about the Colorado Midland Railroad, about its wildflower-excursion trains, about the towns and stations along the Fryingpan River, and about the people who lived in those towns. Former Aspenites Brigitte Heller-Ulrych and daughter Barbara Sophia Ulrych, of Carbondale, are featured in “Silk and Glass,” a show that reopened the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities’ Main Street Gallery (The gallery burned in February). The mother-daughter team designs and manufactures comfortable, elegant clothes in a Carbondale studio, with most of the items in silks and suede rayon. The exhibit will hang until July 1; to contact B&B Design call (970) 963-3717 or stop by the studio on Second Street in Carbondale.Named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for spring semester at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, are Aspen students Devon Hutton, daughter of Michael Hutton and P.J. Wallace of Carbondale, who is majoring in chemistry, biochemistry and biology; and Hillary Klug, daughter of Kathy and Warren Klug of Aspen, who is majoring in international studies and French studies.Undercurrent … Aspen looks like a total flower garden all summer with window boxes and big planters everywhere downtown, and front yards and back yards and alleys throughout town filled with fragrant plants.
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