Colorado Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
In celebration of the 10th Annual “Salute to Escoffier” February 3-5, 2012, The Broadmoor is pleased to announce a special guest. Michel Escoffier, great-grandson of Auguste Escoffier will travel from France to participate in the weekend-long event named after his great-grandfather, famed "father of French cuisine" Auguste Escoffier.
Carrying on his great-grandfather’s legacy, Michel is president of the Auguste Escoffier Foundation and Museum in Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice, France and has an affiliation with Triumph Higher Education Group, owner of the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts which currently have campuses in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas. Michel was inducted by The American Culinary Federation (ACF) into the AAC Culinary Hall of Fame for his accomplishments and contributions to the culinary profession, and is actively involved in many events with the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts, the American Institute of Wine and the ACF. In addition, Michel published Auguste Escoffier: Memories of My Life, by Auguste Escoffier, an account of his great-grandfather’s life.
“A Salute to Escoffier” is an annual event that celebrates the life of Auguste Escoffier, French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer that modernized and popularized French cooking. The food & wine filled weekend event is the only one of its kind in America, and benefits the Education Foundation 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, where Michel will make his introduction. Saturday begins with cooking demonstrations by the property’s acclaimed restaurant chefs, followed by a wine luncheon at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Penrose Room restaurant accompanied by Michel. 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. Fine wines and champagnes are served to complement the courses. Broadmoor entertainers Ken Miller and Lila Mori, as well as a live and silent auction, add to the festivities with live entertainment. The weekend concludes with the Sunday brunch buffet extravaganza, accented by ice sculptures and accompanied by live piano music.
Package reservations for rooms are available now by calling 1-866-837-9520.
Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), a legendary figure among chefs and epicureans, 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 Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts
The Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts offer professional culinary arts programs based on the methods, principles and systems of Auguste Escoffier, the international culinary icon and the source of modern cooking. Students have the opportunity to learn history and context directly from the Escoffier family, as well as from expert chef instructors. At the same time, the programs address contemporary culinary trends from around the globe and put a unique focus on seasonal foods, farm-to-table, and sustainable practices.
The Schools’ affordable and accredited professional Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry certificate programs offer rigorous culinary skills training as well as grounding in the standards of professionalism and excellence sought by employers. Campuses are located in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas, and also offer an array of Home Cook classes for the culinary enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.escoffier.edu.
About The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor is the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and the Forbes 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.