New Innovative Restaurant Concept Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE Launches

The St. Regis Aspen Resort is honored to announce an exclusive partnership with American Express Publishing Corporation to debut Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE, an innovative new restaurant concept that will bring the FOOD & WINE brand to life though their signature Best New Chefs Awards platform, which honors the country’s most promising up-and-coming chefs.

Pioneered by OptAsia Capital, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and FOOD & WINE, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE is schedule to open for lunch and dinner in June 2012 in conjunction with the 30th annual FOOD & WINE Classic.  The restaurant will select a group of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs to curate a unique menu of seasonally-inspired cuisine for The St. Regis Aspen Resort. George Mendes (2011) of Aldea, New York, NY, James Lewis (2011) of Bettola, Birmingham, Alabama, Alex Seidel (2010) of Fruition, Denver, Colorado and Sue Zemanick (2008) of Gautreau’s, New Orleans, Louisiana, have been chosen to inaugurate the menu, which will rotate bi-annually.  Throughout the year, chefs will make appearances at the resort to showcase the concept to guests, residents and the local community.  Additionally, FOOD & WINE’s Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle and Mixologists Jim Meehan, will create custom wine and cocktail lists to coincide with the seasonally rotating menu.

Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE at The St Regis Aspen Resort will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and will feature an open kitchen and a chef’s table along with several private dining areas.  The art displayed in Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE will also be curated seasonally by local artists.

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