Aspen, Wednesday 6/11/08. 35°, light snow
The 2008 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen begins on Friday morning and at present it's snowing in Aspen. Why this matters is that it has snowed a lot in Aspen in the last couple of weeks; so much, in fact, that for the first time the mountain is open for skiing during the festival. Eaters who are also skiers care about this (scheduling note: it's all about Saturday morning, people). Eaters who are not for the slopes care about the tastings and demos, speaker lineup, trade seminars and parties. We'll be on the ground as of midday tomorrow. Curious to know how well Jean-Georges skis? Don't touch that dial.
· Food & Wine Classic 2008 [foodandwine.com]