Snowmass Culinary Festival returns |

Snowmass Culinary Festival returns

Staff report
Chef Christy Rost, host of the PBS Texas Cooking & Lifestyle series, gives a cooking demonstration in Snowmass in 2012. Rost will return for the fifth annual Snowmass Culinary Festival on July 12.
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The fifth annual Snowmass Culinary Festival will be on July 12. Food and drink come together in the Palate of Pairings, featuring 20 small plates prepared by local and regional chefs and paired with beer, wine and spirits. New this year, a silent auction will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., with offerings such as restaurant gift certificates, massages and art to benefit the Little Red School House, a Snowmass nonprofit child care and preschool education center.

Leading the free cooking demonstrations in Base Village will be Christy Rost, chef and host of the PBS Texas cooking and lifestyle series “Just Like Home;” Snowmass chef James Mazzio, of The Edge Restaurant; and chef Will Nolan, of 8K Restaurant Viceroy Snowmass.

The Palate of Pairings will be on the east side of the Snowmass Mall and in Base Village. Tickets are $40. Participating restaurants for the Palate of Pairings include:

8K Restaurant/Viceroy Snowmass.

Nest Public House and Gastro Pub/Viceroy Snowmass.

Bistrot Ricard.

Slice Italian Bistro.

Base Camp Bar & Grill.

Sage Restaurant.

Venga Venga.

Snowmass Kitchen/Westin.

New Belgium Ranger Station.

The Stew Pot.

The Artisan Restaurant.

Mountain Bayou.

Bia Hoi.

The Edge Restaurant and Bar.

PBS chef Christy Rost.

For more information, to purchase tickets and for lodging packages, visit http://www.go For more information on the auction, contact Kelly Esch, executive director of the Little Red School House, at 970-923-5020 or


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