Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates is committed to our community and the organizations, people and causes that make it so special. This year we are proud to once again sponsor the Jackson Hole Food & Wine Summer Festival, June 20 – 22.
This outstanding event showcases the area’s unique flavors and experiences, which are as big as the mountains themselves. Called “one of summer’s hottest festivals” by Forbes, the Food & Wine Festival spotlights the local culinary community alongside guest chefs, winemakers, cocktail artisans and craft beer experts from across the country.
Jackson Hole provide the perfect setting for an event of this caliber. From farm-to-table cooking to women empowerment, Jackson Hole’s chef and restaurateurs are at the forefront of the modern food movement. And they will be on full display at next week.
United by a common thread of service and sophistication, Jackson Hole’s food scene is as diverse as the menus at any of its many restaurants. These days, it’s not uncommon to see a bánh mì listed next to the T-bone steak as chefs combine global influences with local ingredients. Items like elk carpaccio and huckleberry scallops à la plancha have become staples—not to mention local favorites—around town, even at some of the most established eateries.
Whatever one’s tastes, a hungry foodie could spend weeks here and still only scratch the surface.
The Food & Wine Festival kicks off on Thursday with a cooking class led by three-time James Beard nominated Best Chef of the Northwest, Jeff Drew. That evening the area’s most renown local chefs will show off their talents atop of Rendezvous Mountain at the Taste of Jackson Hole.
On Friday, the activities continue with Big Wines, Small Plates lunch hosted by Rendezvous Bistro, which will explore the “magical synergy” between food and wine. A Dinner Series in the evening will offer an unforgettable collaboration of passionate fare from outstanding local and award-winning chefs paired with carefully curated wines at several locations around the valley.
From there, the events shift their focus to local spirits. A Cocktail Codex Master Class on Saturday led by Death & Co. mixologists will walk through six root drinks that have influenced cocktails around the world. The line-up culminates with Savor, a dining and educational experience with award-winning chefs Mike Lata, Daniel Boulud, Katie Button, Bryan Voltaggio and Adam Perry Lang.
For those still looking to whet their whistle a little more, Death & Co. will be taking over Glorietta Trattoria for a late-night soiree.
“Jackson Hole is a vibrant community and absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful,” says chef Katie Button, who is among the featured presenters. “I’m excited to finally participate in an event that I’ve always wanted to be a part of.”
Tickets are still available to several of the Food & Wine Festival’s events. We hope to see you there!