Haute Event: Jose Andres Takes Over the Aspen Food & Wine Classic

Andrew Zimmern, Giada DeLaurentiis and Jose Andres

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and José Andrés hosted the Casa José Spanish Barbeque at the 30th anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen on Thursday.

The Spanish barbeque featured wines from Spain and was hosted by renowned chef José Andrés, the chef and owner of three restaurants at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas including China Poblano, Jaleo and é. Chef Andrés supplied all attendees with favorites from the Spanish songbook of classics, from Pan Con Tomato to Jamón Iberico Ribs to a selection of artisanal cheeses and embutidos. Guests sipped on a compendium of signatures from the Wines from Spain portfolio, from albarinos to prioriats and mezcals from the host chef’s homeland.

Bold faced names in attendance at Casa José included star chefs Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelsson, Jacques Pepin, Giada DeLaurentiis and Jonathan Waxman, industry notables such as Gail Simmons, Andrew Zimmern, Paul Grieco, Dana Cowin (Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief), John Yuzzini (Top Chef Just Desserts), Paul Qui (winner of Top Chef Texas), Mark Murphy and Ming Tsai, as well as Food & Wine “Best New Chef” honorees Josh Habiger and Erik Anderson (The Catbird Seat, Nashville) and Jenn Louis (Lincoln Restaurant, Portland).

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