Colorado Springs, Colo. (Vocus) October 30, 2009
Prepare your palate for a weekend filled with incredible food and wine as the culinary staff of The Broadmoor presents the 8th Annual "Salute to Escoffier" Weekend, January 29-31, 2010. This celebration of Auguste Escoffier is the only one of its kind in America, and benefits the Education Fund of the Colorado Restaurant Association and The Broadmoor's Culinary Apprenticeship Program and Scholarship Fund.
The weekend commences with a "Taste of The Broadmoor" welcome reception Friday night. Saturday begins with cooking demonstrations by each of the property's acclaimed restaurant chefs, followed by a wine luncheon that gives guests the opportunity to dine on the dishes they saw demonstrated. Next up is an interactive cocktail class led by the dynamic beverage team at Summit restaurant. The day culminates with the dazzling Grand Buffet--a stunning gourmet spectacle that features a progressive dinner of five separate courses with more than a hundred varied offerings. In honor of Escoffier, fine wines and champagnes are served to complement the courses. Broadmoor entertainers Ken Miller and Lila Mori, as well as a live auction, add to the festivities with live entertainment
Package reservations for rooms are now available. Participation is limited to the first 250 people. Visit http://www.broadmoor.com to view and book weekend packages.
Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), a legendary figure among chefs and gourmands, was a French chef, restaurateur, and culinary writer who popularized and updated traditional French cooking. He is known for elevating the status of the profession and his book, Le Guide Culinaire is still used as a major reference.
About The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor is the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star awards. For more information on The Salute to Escoffier event or The Broadmoor, please call 800.634.7711 or visit http://www.broadmoor.com.
Allison Scott, Director of Communications
Ivy Canady, Food & Beverage Public Relations Manager