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.
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The St. Regis Resort [Photo: Jen Engel]