This month we have a great giveaway for readers of Gastronomic SLC. We have two tickets to this summers Park City Food and Wine Cassic (Friday Stroll of Park City). These tickets have a face value of $70 each. First though, some information on the event itself, and some additions you can expect this year:
The seventh annual Park City Food and Wine Classic returns to the Wasatch Mountains July 7-10, 2011 and promises a long weekend full of delectable fare and entertainment. The Park City Food and Wine Classic brings guests together with renowned winemakers, culinary experts to play, wine and dine amid Park City’s lush mountain settings. The festival, which highlights Park City’s notable culinary community, also aims to support a selected non-profit organization each year. The People’s Health Clinic was chosen as this year’s featured organization.
A full schedule of wine tastings and pairings, gourmet dinners, educational seminars and outdoor adventures are open to the public. The festival’s signature culinary events include the Park City Stroll on historic Main Street and the Toast of Park City Grand Tasting, two community-wide celebrations that allow guests to mingle with each other and sample gourmet creations created by culinary veterans. Wine industry experts, Master Sommeliers and renowned chefs will also host seminars on topics such as the secrets of food and wine pairing, whiskey, beer, sushi, sake and glassware to educate festival goers on all aspects of culinary appreciation. A schedule of seminars can be found online at www.ParkCityFoodandWineClassic.com.
New for 2011, the Park City Food and Wine Classic will offer an introductory-level Sommelier Certification course at the Montage at Deer Valley for anyone interested in mastering the art and science of wines and spirits. Participants in the intensive, two-day instruction and training session will refine their tasting abilities and study beverage service and wine theory. While most Sommelier Certification programs take months to complete, the certification program, accredited by the Court of Master Sommeliers, is available for individuals with a strong interest in pursuing an education in wine. “The Sommelier Certification course is a rare opportunity for people to learn an elite knowledge of wine and spirits,” said Team Player Event Director, Gail Wiltshire. “The Master Sommeliers are instructing this course at one of Park City’s most reputable hotels, and the Montage reflects the very nature of the program’s level of dedication and education.” More information and details on the Sommelier Certification program will be announced in May.
Team Player, event producers of the Park City Food and Wine Classic, is also committed to supporting the efforts of local organizations by donating a portion of ticket sales to selected charities. The People’s Health Clinic of Park City is the 2011 recipient of Team Player’s fundraising efforts and will receive 5% of all ticket sales and 100% of all auction proceeds. To date, Team Player has donated over $1 million to various charities over the course of their event planning. “Our pledge is to tie in a local non-profit with every event we produce,” said Wiltshire. “The Park City Food and Wine Classic not only benefits the local economy by bringing in thousands of visitors from out of town every summer, but it benefits the entire community spirit.”.
So there you have it, a great event, that supports great causes too. And we have two tickets we can’t wait to give away.
To enter the competition to win two tickets to the Friday Stroll of Park City couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is tell us: What is your favorite way to spend the summer months (when you aren’t enjoying Park City’s fine food and wine that is!) Simply leave your answer as a comment on this post. We will randomly pick one lucky winner next weekend who will win both tickets. Good luck!
For more information, please visit the web at www.ParkCityFoodandWineClassic.com, follow the event on Twitter @PCWineClassic or “like” the Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/ParkCity.WineClassic
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31 thoughts on “$140 Park City food and Wine Classic giveaway”
I like being able to eat dinner on the patio, without a jacket on!
I love to spend the summer months outside! I’m addicted to the sunshine, and I have to soak up as much as I can before the long winter.
I love putting anything on the grill during the summer. Especially veggies. Mushroom, tomatoes, zucchini. Mmmmm….can’t wait!
I love the sitting out side with good company watching the sun set over the mountains and valley, sipping a cocktail as the hot sun sets and turns into a cool dry breeze rushing through my hair.
Enjoying the outdoors, of course! Peak bagging the Wasatch!
Smoking Meat in the backyard.
I love to use my summers for dinners on my wisteria-covered front porch (which I love. Best thing about my duplex by far).
I love taking time off of work to go on travel adventures with my husband.
Grilling steaks on the farm where it is very quiet and peaceful and watching the sun set.
What makes summers great is the availability of fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables. Whether one grows one’s own in a garden or attends one of the myriad farmers’ markets, that great produce can’t be beat!
Packing picnics for concerts at Red Butte Gardens.
My favorite way to spend the summer months is slathering on some sunscreen and chilling poolside.
Reading at the park with a snack from Tulie and my fiancee.
Mountain biking in the Wasatch and traveling with my sweetie.
I love eating home-grown tomatoes and going for evening walks with my husband.
Love biking, hiking & live music in Park City!
Gardening, biking, swimming, and having BBQs!
Exploring the world with my family and enjoying great food and wine with friends.
Riding my horse on the trails in Park City, relaxing on my deck w/ friends while BBQing and enjoying the beautiful views. And going downtown to Main St. for the great festivals and energy.
Biking, eating outside, and getting into the mountains for camping and hiking are the best ways to spend the summer.
Hiking in the natural beauty of the Wasatch Mountains that keep us coming back to Park City year after year.
Going to farmer’s market every weekend and getting fresh food for the week.
Going to red butte all summer w/ wine and picnics!
Toss up between taking my little ones to the Hogle Zoo, and dining outside on a warm night. Chilled Pino Grigio with fresh shrimp, or a day of fun with my kids…Too close to call.
Buying peaches on Fruitway North of Ogden
Going to the downtown farmer’s market
I love spending time at the pool, grilling, and at the farmer’s market! I love summer in Utah!
Thanks for everyone’s entries. We have now randomly selected a winner and contacted them with details!
Escaping the AZ summer heat and enjoying the great outdoors!
Monday: Enjoy coffee and pound out massive amounts of work.
Tuesday: Go to the gym and get in shape for next winter.
Wednesday: Deer Valley’s Free Concert
Thursday: Go to the gym. Heber City’s free Concert in the Park
Friday: Enjoy a smooth Merlot on the front porch. Wave to friends as they drive by and invite them to join me. Pretty soon we have an end-of-the-week cocktail party.
Saturday: Play Day! May include rafting down the Provo, hiking up Sundance, splashing around in the Jordanelle, mountain biking in Park City, or Lagoon. Anything healthy and fun!
Sunday: Hit the Park Silly Sunday. Mooch brunch from my sister. Let my son swim in her pool while I enjoy a good book and some girl chit-chat.
*Note: Schedule may change due to special events, i.e., Savour the Summit, Park City Arts Festival, camping trip to Jackson Hole, etc.
What would summer be without the myriad farmers’ markets? Looking forward to some fabulous finds in the markets with which to enjoy some outdoor dining!