Denver, CO 11/7/2013

6 to 9pm. Location: Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO

10- Top Colorado chefs will compete to create the best culinary pairings with premium wine

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Pairsine Chefs Fine Food And Wine Pairing Competition @The Denver International Wine Festival 10 Chefs/ 20 Culinary Pairings/ More than 40 Gold Medal Wines!

Pairsine, The Taste of Elegance Chefs Food & Beer Pairing Competition

Thursday November 7, 2013, 6 to 9pm
Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO
Tickets: $100
Includes Riedel wineglass with festival logo ($15 value)

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Pairsine/The Taste of Elegance is a signature foodie event, produced by Wine Country Network. This edition pairs award wining craft beers with outstanding culinary creations prepared by 10 Colorado Master Chefs. A professional panel of judges will choose the "Best Chef" and "Most Creative Chef". All attendees will vote for "The People's Choice Chef".

The Line Up:

  • 6 to 7pm Cocktail Reception
  • 7 to 8:30pm Food & Wine Tasting
  • 8:45pm Last Call For People's Choice Vote
  • 9:00pm Auction Ends & Chef Awards

Chef John Moeller

Our signature culinary event, Pairsine Chef’s Food and Wine Pairing Competition (Thursday 11/07) pairs Gold Medal wines from The Denver International Wine Competition with inventive cuisine prepared by some of America's most creative chefs. Our 2013 edition will feature guest chef John Moeller, a member of the elite corps of chefs who have served in the White House preparing très soigné cuisine for Presidents, First Families, and their guests. Chef Moeller served three First Families in the White House from 1992 until 2005. He is noted for his trademark use of fresh, healthy ingredients in dishes inspired by his classical French training with an American twist.

While the event is sometimes referred to as "Iron Chef ™ “meets wine, participating chefs have no secret ingredient to cook. Their challenge is to create two spectacular wine pairings with just one week’s notice! They are assigned two Gold Medal wines (one white and one red) one week before the competition to taste and develop their custom paired dishes. Bravo TV’s Top Chef Season 5 Winner Hosea Rosenberg is a three-time Champion of The Taste of Elegance (2006, 2007, and 2008) and was our celebrity judge in 2009 and 2010.

2013 Judges:

  • Chef Robert N. Corey, CEC, CIA '87
    Head Judge and Culinary Liaison - PAIRSINE
  • Amanda Faison- Food Editor, 5280 Magazine
  • Lori Midson- Cafe Society Editor, Westword
  • Michael Long- Chef and Radio Host, The Main Course
  • Teresa Farney, Food Editor, The Gazzette
  • Kristen Browning-Blas, Food Editor, The Denver Post
  • Claire Walter, Author of The Culinary- Colorado Blog
  • John Lehndorff, Food Critic and Host of Radio Nibbles KGNU


2013 Charity of Choice

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign-a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015-Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit to get involved

Purchase Tickets By Phone: Call 303 664-5700.

Check out photos from the 2011 Denver Taste of Elegance Chefs Food & Beer Competition