2015 Big Sky
Wine Country Network Pairs With Big Sky Resorts for Pairsine Competition on August 13th
Signature food and wine pairing series now part of the Vine and Dine Festival!
Pairsine (pronounced "Pair Zeen") is where premium beverages and spectacular cuisine collide! The National Competition rolls into Montana on Thursday, August 13 to challenge the chef's knowledge and expertise in creating original, gourmet wine and cuisine pairings.
The event will feature ten local chefs, twenty gourmet food pairings and more than twenty premium wines showcased at Big Sky Resort's 2nd Annual Vine and Dine Festival.
The prestigious panel of professional judges includes:
Fred Dame, MS
Jay Fletcher, MS
Kent Torrey, Master Of Cheese, Owner of The Cheese Shop of Carmel, CA
Chef Scott Giambastiani, Google Global Program Chef
Industry professionals will taste the pairings and award the "Best Chef" and "Most Creative Chef" awards. However, the grandest prize of all is awarded by the consumer attendees' votes. The winning chef receives the coveted "People's Choice" award.
Laura Ritter, Chef, Peaks Restaurant
Nick Steen, Executive Chef, Lone Mountain Ranch
Wilson Wieggel, Chef, Summit Hotel
Mason Zeglen, Executive Chef, 14 North
Tony Anderson, Executive Chef, Big Sky Resort
Alex Hoeksema, Chef/Owner, Lotus Pad
Andres Titus, Executive Chef, Peaks Restaurant
Eric Holup, Executive Chef, Huntley Lodge @ Big Sky
Anna Dickson, Personal Chef
Jake Irwin, Executive Chef, Rainbow Ranch Lodge
Confirmed participating wineries include:
Elk Cove Winery
Tickets are now on sale!