Food and Wine has become a Park City tradition
Event benefits People’s Health Clinic
June 23, 2017
The Park City Food and Wine Classic has become a local tradition since its inception in 2004.
The event — which now includes more than 500 samples from more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors and local buisneeses — will be held in various venues in Park City from July 6 to 9.
The event is a fundraiser for the People's Health Clinic, a nonprofit that provides quality health care to the uninsured in Summit and Wasatch counties.
The Park Record conducted an email interview with Townsquare Events, the producers of the Park City Food and Wine Classic earlier this week.
Park Record: What are some of the new offerings this year?
Townsquare Events: We do have a few new events added to the schedule this year; Blends and Bites, Pinot Gris in the New World, Not Your Mother's Zinfandel and Diner en Blanc are all new to the Park City Food and Wine Classic this year. You can read their detailed descriptions at https://parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com/schedule
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P.R: What seminars and signature events will return?
T.E.: All of Park City Food and Wine Classic's signature events will return this year [including] Wine on the Mountain, The Toast and The Stroll of Park City.
Seminars returning this year include SUP and Suds 1 and 2, Hike and Hops, Fat Tires and Phat Wines, Red, Ryes and Rambles, High West Whiskey Dinner, Moonshine in the Mountains, It's a Mary Morning, Veuve and Vinyasa and Clays and Cabernets.
P.R.: What is the process of selecting the various winemakers, vineyard owners, master sommeliers and master chefs who participate in the event?
T.E.: We want our attendees to have the best experience possible, so we look to select the best winemakers and vineyard owners from all over the world and the best master sommeliers and chefs in Park City to participate in our event.
P.R.: Are there any new winemakers or vineyards participating this year?
T.E.: Yes, absolutely. Our wine participants continue to grow, for the full wine list at the Classic, download our mobile app (parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com/mobile-app). A full wine list will be released approximately two weeks prior to the event.
P.R.: Although it's called the Park City Food and Wine Classic, the event introduced artisan beer and ale events a few years ago. How have the SUP and Suds and Hike and Hops events grown over the past events?
T.E.: Park City Food and Wine Classic offers many ways to make your weekend experience memorable. You can choose from a unique crosssection of fine wine, beer and spirits from a multitude of suppliers. Beer and Ale have been popular, allowing for our SUP and Suds and Hike and Hops events to be very successful for us.
P.R.: Last year was the first that Townsquare Media was fully involved with the Park City Food and Wine Classic and the changes were minimal. Are there any changes in how events were organized this year, with the exception of new seminars?
T.E.: One change we have this year is the new location of The Toast of Park City. We made the decision to move The Toast of Park City to the DeJoria Event Center, a beautiful venue with a scenic view that perfectly fits into the mountain lifestyle. It also allows more space to make the Toast more enjoyable for guests and the wineries. We will offer free shuttles so that people don't feel that it is so far away or a hassle to get to.
P.R.: The Park City Food and Wine Classic has always benefited the People's Health Clinic. Could you tell me the importance of being able to benefit a nonprofit that provides an important service to the community?
T.E.: Part of Park City Food and Wine Classic's mission is to promote and develop an awareness and appreciation for food and wine in the beautiful Park City, all the while raising funds for a great nonprofit beneficiary, The People's Health Clinic.
People's Health Clinic is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality health care at no cost for the uninsured in Summit and Wasatch County, and we are driven to help that goal.
The Park City Food and Wine Classic will run from July 6-9. For information, schedule and prices, visit parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com.