Colorado Springs, CO (Vocus) December 6, 2007
Ladies and Gentlemen: fire up your grills! This June, the historic BROADMOOR will be hosting grilling authority Steven RaichlenÂs acclaimed Barbecue University Â in Colorado Springs. The celebrated grilling school, touted as the Âbest BBQ experience in the U.S.Â by the Food Network, is led by Steven Raichlen, an award-winning author, journalist, teacher, and the man who gave barbecue a college education. BBQ UniversityÂ at The BROADMOOR is a three-night, three-day interactive grilling course that offers techniques to novice and expert barbecue lovers alike, in addition to all of the amenities of the Five-Star, Five-Diamond BROADMOOR. BBQ University will be held at The BROADMOOR June 1-4, 2008, and June 4-7, 2008.
ÂBBQ University and Steven Raichlen have a stellar reputation among the nationÂs barbecue elite as the program of choice to master grilling skills,Â says C.W. Craig Reed, Food & Beverage Director at The BROADMOOR. ÂThe BROADMOOR is thrilled to host this phenomenal programÂthere is truly no better place to grill than in the heart of the Rockies.Â
The adventure kicks off with a welcome reception in Rocky Mountain Style! The progressive-style reception will offer several stations of gourmet Colorado cuisine and the opportunity to ÂmeatÂ and mingle with fellow classmatesÂthen the acclaimed course begins. Every morning Barbecue University Â commences at 9:00 a.m., followed by a multi-course lunch of the dishes learned in class; after all, barbecuing is not spectatorÂs sport. ÂStudents gain confidence with hands-on experience using more than 20 wood-burning, charcoal, gas, and infrared grills, as well as kamado cookers and smokers,Â says Raichlen. ÂThe goal is for the students to learn not only what to grill, but how to grill, using the principles and techniques that will make them grilling rock stars among family, friends, and business associates.Â
After class, students are encouraged to relax and take advantage of The BROADMOORÂs wide-range of activities, from the three championship golf courses to the award-winning Spa, and more than 13 dining options including ColoradoÂs only AAA Five-Diamond Penrose Room, beloved Charles Court, and the Adam D. Tihany-designed Summit. Add in the vast retail shops and on-property movie theater, as well as nightly entertainment at The Tavern and Golden Bee pub, and the options are limitless.
Packages start at $2,428.00 for one student and $3,713.00 based on double occupancy. Suite upgrades are available at a 20% discount.
The BBQ University Package includes:
Â Luxury accommodations for three nights, three days
Â Welcome reception and introduction to BBQ University Â, Rocky Mountain StyleÂgourmet Colorado cuisine offerings and a ÂmeatÂ-n-greet with fellow barbecue classmates
Â Daily continental breakfast
Â Daily barbecue luncheon
Â Graduation photo with Steven Raichlen
Â Diploma from BBQ University Â
Â Book signing by Steven Raichlen, featuring the 10th-anniversary edition of The Barbecue Bible
Â 10% discount for services at The Spa at The BROADMOOR
Â 10% discount at any of the three championship golf courses
Â 10% discount at all BROADMOOR retail shops
For more information, or to make a reservation, please call The BROADMOOR at 800.634.7711 or visit http://www.broadmoor.com. Classes are filling up fast and are limited to the first 50 reservations for each session.
Steven Raichlen is the multi-award winning author of 28 books, including The Barbecue Bible, How to Grill, and BBQ USA (Workman Publishing), with more than 4 million copies in print in 10 languages. He is also the creator of the popular ÂBarbecue UniversityÂ TV show and the new ÂPrimal Grill,Â both airing on PBS.
The BROADMOOR is the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star awards.