Food & Wine magazine is going into the restaurant business, literally. The Aspen Daily News reports that the magazine has partnered with the St. Regis Resort in Aspen to open Chefs Club, a restaurant featuring the publication's "Best New Chefs." Chefs Club will open in the former Whiskey Rocks space on June 15th, the first day of the Food & Wine Classic. Here's the gist of the concept, reported by the Aspen Daily News:
The magazine’s signature “Best New Chefs Awards” platform honors the country’s most promising up-and-coming chefs. The magazine will choose which chefs will curate a seasonal menu. It’s expected that the chefs will make guest appearances for four to five days in the hotel restaurant.
George Mendes (2011) of Aldea in New York, N.Y.; James Lewis (2011) of Bettola, Birmingham, Ala.; Alex Seidel (2010) of Fruition, Denver; and Sue Zemanick (2008) of Gautreau’s in New Orleans have been chosen to inaugurate the menu, which will rotate bi-annually. These chefs will be in attendance at this year’s classic in Aspen.
Kavanaugh-Bradley said throughout the year, selected chefs will be in the restaurant individually, cooking special dishes for guests, performing demonstrations and leading epicurean classes, among other things.
The St. Regis Resort [Photo: Jen Engel]