Alyeska Resort and Chugach Living Magazine Present the Inaugural “Bite of the Chugach”, Alaska’s Quintessential Culinary Event, October 6 – 8, 2017.
September 15, 2017 (Girdwood, AK) – Alyeska Resort has teamed up with Chugach Living Magazine and Visit Anchorage to produce a culinary event held at The Hotel Alyeska October 6 – 8, 2017. The event will feature chef’s from around Southcentral Alaska showcasing their specialties. The event is a celebration of Alaska's food scene and culinary culture with a focus on sustainability and locally sourced Alaskan ingredients.
“This kind of event has never been done at the Resort and we’re very excited to work with Chugach Living on this,” describes Chef Jason Porter, Alyeska’s Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage. “For many people this time of year is a little bit slower so it’s the perfect time to take a trip out to Girdwood, eat some great food and relax. The events we have lined up are lining up to be super fun and amazingly tasty; I’m personally looking forward to the food truck party!”
The event has an informal educational component with an emphasis on pairing unique food creations with specific wine/beverage combinations. The direct interaction with chefs and sommeliers enhances the overall experience for participants. “We have planned a very exciting event with a variety of elements to literally spice up a fall weekend in Girdwood. After attending many of these types of events in the lower 48, we combined several concepts to create a medium for food and wine enthusiasts to come together with the restaurant trade and interact on a more personal level” explained Eric Fullerton, Director of Marketing for Alyeska Resort. There are over 15 food and beverage vendors participating for the weekend to share their experience with food connoisseurs from around Alaska. There will be awards for the chefs and even a special award for consumers on Sunday.
"I'm honored by the outpouring of support from Alyeska Resort, Visit Anchorage and participating restaurants like Orso, Fat Ptarmigan, and Turnigain Arm BBQ Pit, just to name a few. I am obsessed with Alaska's fresh, locally sourced, and sustainable culinary options that our great state has to offer. These world class Southcentral Alaskan chefs' ingenious culinary skills presented all in the same place, at the same time, it’s truly going to be a one of a kind experience. Bite of the Chugach is a “foodies” dream come true” contributed John Ragozzino, Publisher of Chugach Living Magazine.
A special all inclusive “VIP Hotel Package” has been created that includes entrance to all the events, tram tickets and special hotel rate. Locals will be able to purchase a limited number of individual event tickets and the Food truck party on Saturday is open to the public. More information can be found here:
The weekend schedule of events is as follows:
Bore Tide VIP Party - Bore Tide Bar Friday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Meet our culinary trade partners in person and chill to live music by local legend Ava Earl. The VIP party is included for all participants that book the entire VIP Bite of the Chugach package including lodging. Appetizers and 2 drink tickets included.
Bubbles & Bacon - Kahiltna Court Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bubbles & Bacon is the main tasting event of the weekend. It will be held in the Kahiltna Court with select chefs from restaurants in Southcentral Alaska providing interactive educational tastings of their breakfast/brunch bite. Drink pairing suggestions for the breakfast bites will be hand-selected by the chefs and sommeliers. These craftsmen will be joined by Alyeska’s Culinary team hosting a dual champagne & oyster and Bacon & rose tasting. Come taste, sip, learn and enjoy breakfast in an interactive, unique and special way. This event will also be host to a small silent auction to benefit local food banks. Tickets: $45.00 per person *includes 3 tasting drink tickets.
Food Truck Party - Columbia Patio Saturday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Embrace the food truck movement – what is a festival without mobile food. The Bite of the Chugach’s Food Truck Party will allow participants to enjoy the crisp, fall air and feature hand-selected Food Truck vendors from around the state. Each food truck will be providing a handcrafted bite for event attendees in exchange for a food ticket. Their entire menu will be available for purchase as well. A cash bar featuring local beer from Girdwood Brewery will be available on the Columbia Deck nearby at the hotel. This event is open to the public. Tickets: $25.00 per person *includes 5 Food Truck “Bite” Tickets & 1 beer ticket.
Gourmet Slider Competition - Kahiltna Court Saturday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The competitive juice will be flowing at this mouthwatering main event. The one thing all successful chefs have in common is a competitive nature, this not only creates perfection but excitement. Come be a part of that excitement and vote for the best slider in Alaska. Chefs from all over Southcentral Alaska will be facing off in the Kahiltna Court with their concept of the perfect slider. Come decide who will take the title home by voting for your top three. Cash bar will be available with recommended drink pairings. Tickets: $45.00 *includes 2 drink tickets
Breakfast & Bloody Mary Party - Kahiltna Court Sunday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
After tasting so many culinary creations, it is time for you to design your own. Come sample fresh fruit smoothie bar delights, create the perfect Bloody Mary, and indulge in a variety of breakfast taco
possibilities at this final event. An amazing spread of Bloody Mary ingredients and toppings will be presented as well as an ice luge to help the vodka take a chilled plunge into your unique creation. Cash bar will be available for mimosas and other beverages. Don’t miss this chance to show off your skills at the culinary event of the year. Tickets: $45 *includes 1 drink ticket
About Alyeska Resort (www.AlyeskaResort.com) Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 300 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Learn more at www.AlyeskaResort.com or 800.880.3880.