For all you last-minute foodies and libation fans out there, you can still buy tickets to the Fourth Annual Edesia: A Palisade Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure on Sunday, March 30, from 1-5 pm. But you need to act now.
It’s really pretty simple. Log on to the website www.edesiapalisade.com, click on Buy Ticket, and charge on your credit card through Pay Pal’s secure account. You don’t have to have a Pay Pal account to purchase your tickets with your credit card. Or, you can stop by Wine Country Inn in Palisade and purchase them in person.
Cost is $75, which entitles you to food, wine, beer and spirits as well as Celebrity Chef Demos and Live music.
As it turns out, about a half dozen tickets are available for the VIP luncheon at 11 am to 1 pm. Cost is $125, which covers the three course meal and wine pairings for the luncheon and admission to the main event afterwards.
For those who have scheduling conflicts, donations can be made on the website by clicking on the Donate button. All profits benefit Marillac Clinic, which serves uninsured and under-insured patients in Mesa County.
Food will be prepared by Headliner Chef Nitza Mendoza from Coral Gables, Fl; Chef/Owner Theo Otte, 626 on Rood, and Chef de Cuisine Griff Chiono, Bin 707 Foodbar, both of Grand Junction, with an assist from chefs and students from the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Boulder.
Wines from Mesa Park Vineyards, Talon Wine Brands and Whitewater Hill Vineyards will be paired with the food.
Culinary Techniques will be demonstrated in the Vintner’s House Clubrooms as follows: Chef Chiono, 2 pm; Chef Mendoza, 2:45 pm; Chef Graham Mitchell, Escoffier School, 3:30 and Chef Jesper Jonsson, Randolph’s at the Warwick Hotel, Denver, 4:15 pm.
Artists providing music throughout the event include Walt Smith & Friends, Alycia Vince Quartet, Mike Gazdak and Eric Nohe.
Alpine Bank is presenting Edesia , while Remy Martin, the international champagne and cognac giant, is the Title Sponsor.
Other sponsors include The Daily Sentinel, KKCO 11 News, Magic 93.1, the Vault, 100.7, Grand Valley Magazine, Eagle River Associates, Suzi Productions, FCI Constructors Peczuh Printing, Shamrock Foods, Swire Coca Cola, Absolute Prestige Limousine Service, Country Elegance Florists, Dalby Wendland, Farmer Brother’s Coffee, Uniform Junction, the Town of Palisade, the Palisade Chamber of Commerce, ASR and Wine Country Inn.