The Revival of Steamboat Food and Wine

Dine and sip among culinary talent this autumn in the Rockies

A “Top Chef” winner, an abundance of James Beard nominees and a roundup of renowned master sommeliers: Steamboat Food and Wine Festival may be returning after a two-year hiatus, but the fest hasn’t missed a beat. 

From October 3-6, 2019, the Yampa Valley town will host visiting and local chefs for an exploration of cuisine for outgoing epicureans. For those familiar with Colorado’s dining scene, you may recognize some of the names on the stellar lineup including Blackbelly Market’s Hosea Rosenberg and Caroline Glover of Stanley Marketplaces’ Annette. 

Complete with helpful demonstrations, seminars and good eats every day to navigate through, here’s an amuse-bouche of what the fest is offering this fall.


Bottle Shock: A Film Screening 
October 3, 2019 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM 
Chief Theater

A presentation of the 2008 film, Bottle Shock, that tells the story of a Californian vineyard triumphing over Paris in a 1976 wine-tasting competition. Fare prepared by the likes of Black Cat Bistro’s Eric Skokan and Bésame’s Joe Cambell it set to serve, paired with wines from Chateau Montelena and Stags’ Leap that make an appearance in the movie. 

Chef Dinners
October 4, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Various Locations 

A one-of-a-kind, intimate dining experience that gets diners up-close with the culinary masterminds leading the festival. Chow down at one of the three location options (Marabou, Alpine Mountain Ranch and Jace Romic Gallery) for a tailor-made four-course meal paired with complimenting vino. 

Grand Tasting 
October 5, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
Gondola Plaza 

A major draw-in and one of the biggest events on the schedule, the Grand Tasting will host over 50 wineries and delectable bites from visiting chefs to peruse through. Not sold by the 100 unique wines to taste? There’s also a grape stomp, cocktail seminars and live music on Gondola Stage to participate in. 

Bacon and Bubbles Brunch
October 6, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  
Yampa Street 

Conclude your weekend of feasting with one last savory dining treat at the Bacon and Bubbles Brunch. Everything from mimosas, Bloody Marys and bacon are on the menu from restaurants like Aurum, Taco Cabo and Otto Pint. Served up family-style, the alfresco experience seats hungry foodies at a single table down the middle of Yampa Avenue. 

Mountain Living will be at this event! Stop by to pick up a copy of our magazine and meet us. 

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