For the first time, KitchenAid is bringing the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen to you. So let’s all have dinner together. Here’s everything you need to create the meal and host an Aspen dinner in your home. Then share your experience. #HaveDinnerWithUs.
Find detailed instructions and order all the ingredients you need to make the dinner Chef Chris Cosentino created for the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. So we can all have one of the world’s greatest meals together, no matter where you are.
These brilliant tips and tricks will help make this ambitious meal seem easy. Watch as Chef Cosentino breaks down the toughest parts of his dinner for the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, so we can all make it together.
Chef Cosentino gives a classic appetizer a refreshing twist.
Chef Cosentino introduces a new take on surf and turf.
Chef Cosetino perfects panna cotta with aromatic bay leaf.
A dinner like this is meant to be shared with friends, family and food lovers. So don’t just make a meal—bring everyone together and make an event!
You’ve got the food covered. Now it’s time for the wine! Here are the best pairings for each course.
For a starter, Chef Cosentino pairs his reimagined bruschetta with an equally refreshing rosé. Vin Gris has vibrant aromas of summer fruits and berries like peach, apricot, and strawberry. Its citrusy notes of grapefruit and kaffir lime complement the mint and avocado nicely. Chef chose this bottle because it's light enough to go with salads and cold vegetables like peas, but sophisticated enough for ingredients like cured egg yolk.
Chef Cosentino pairs his hearty main course with another French farmhouse tradition with a contemporary spin: cidre fermier. He prefers a Norman-style blend made from high-acid Michigan apples aged in French oak because it can cut through the fat of the lamb beautifully. And because the dish and the cidre fermier are both rustic and complex, the gentle tannic finish allows the spices to come through.
For his dessert, Chef Cosentino recommends a late-harvest Dolce dessert wine with aromas of butterscotch and dried apricots. Its subtle notes of nutmeg and caramel go nicely with the vanilla and strawberries in his panna cotta. The sweetness and silky texture of this wine also offsets the lemon, black pepper, and bay leaf well for a pleasant digestif.
From décor to dinner, learn how to give your friends and family a taste of Aspen no matter where you are.
Channel the beauty of Aspen’s bright blue skies, vibrant green trees and majestic mountains with alpine accents like pine cones or bunches of wildflowers. Instead of traditional centerpieces, try terrariums filled with greenery for a sophisticated touch of nature.
Set the scene with your table settings! Take inspiration from classic Aspen ski resorts and old-fashioned hotels and look for rectangular platters, textured cloth napkins and scalloped dishes with simple geometric lines for a vintage feel.
Music plays a big role in creating the atmosphere of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. Carefully make your playlist beforehand—or let a music streaming site do the work for you. Bring the sounds of the festival to life with F&W standards like neo-folk or alt-R&B bands.
With features designed with cooks in mind, KitchenAid® appliances are ideal for bringing Chef Cosentino’s meal to life. See how they can help make pulling off this expert-level meal easier.
The Temperature-Controlled Drawer in the 5-Door Refrigerator has a seafood pre-set that lets you create the perfect environment for your clams.
The KitchenAid® Wall Oven figures out convection times and temperatures for you, so your lamb shoulder braises perfectly.
The induction cooktop gives you precise temperature control, so you can simmer your panna cotta mixture without scorching it.
The 5-Door Refrigerator’s Herb Storage Compartment has a slanted floor to fill with water, so the stems stay wet and the herbs stay dry.