11 wine savvy chefs compete to 22 make custom paired epicurean delights with
Gold medal winning wines from the Denver International Wine Competition.
Denver' premier annual foodie event has been graced by Colorado master
chefs, including Top Chef Season 5 winner Hosea Rosenberg, who returns this
year as a celebrity judge and host.
"PAISINE" Competition pairs Gold Medal wines from The Denver
International Wine Competition, with some of America's most creative chefs.
While the event is sometimes referred to as "Iron Chef ™" meets wine,
participating chefs have no secret ingredient. They are assigned two gold
medal wines (white & red) just one week before the competition. Chef's are
provided with sample bottles to taste and develop their custom paired
On event day, the participating chefs will create custom paired dishes,
served in appetizer portions. Representatives from the assigned gold medal
winery will pour wine samples alongside the chef's food table.
A panel of notable food and wine critics/experts will taste each culinary
creation with its assigned wine. They select the "Best Chef" and "Most
Creative" Chef winners.
All consumer attendees also get to cast their votes for the "People's
Choice" award. A valuable prize is awarded.
2012 Participating Chefs:
1) Lon Symensma- Cholon Modern Asian Bistro, Denver
2) Jensen Cummings- Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar
3) Sergio Romero and Jeremy Thomas- Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar
4) Matt Crow and Holly Kinney- The Fort
5) Tom Coohill, Coohill's
6) Jay Leandro, Pub 17 on Welton
7) Ryan Leinonen, Trillium
8) Chef Samir Mohammad, Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria
9) David Harker, The Meritage Restaurant/ Omni Interlocken Resort
10) Patrick Hartnett, Kachina Grill, Westin, Westminster
11) Daniel and Kristin Cofrades, Early Bird Restaurant
Wine Country Network is announced that the 8th Annual Denver
International Wine Festival will be held at The Grand Hyatt Denver
The Denver International Wine Festival, Presented By KeyBank is
highly respected as the premier international wine & food festival in
the Rocky Mountain region. Each year the DIWF keeps getting better!
The 2012 Denver International Wine Festival has increased its focus
on quality this year. In it's 8th season, the DIWF has moved to the
Grand Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Denver. This luxury AAA Four Star venue
overlooks all of downtown Denver and the Front Range Mountains.
All festival glassware is now sponsored by Riedel & Spiegeleau
providing the ultimate tasting experience. Educational seminars,
culinary pairings and a selection of more than 400 wines will be
showcased during the two main events. Other exhibits include a
Belgium Beer Garden by Stella Artois, luxury travel destinations and
Showcasing 400 world-class wines, a Belgium Beer Garden featuring
food samplings created by Award-Winning Chef Michael Long,
craft beers & spirits, plus exhibits by luxury travel destinations,
fine art and wine paraphernalia. Educational seminars provided by
wine and beer experts. For full list of exhibitors visit:
Produced by Wine Country Network, Inc, a leading producer of wine festivals and events nationwide.
Wine Country Network owns and operates the Denver International Wine Festival, The Denver International Wine Competition, The Denver International Beer Competition, The Denver International Spirit Competition, Pairsine Chefs Competitions, VinoTasting and Long Island Wine Country.Com
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