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Blue Sky Food and Wine seminars feature chefs and wine experts July 8-9, 2011

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MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. – Join the Mammoth Lakes Foundation for two fun days of learning and tasting with renowned chefs and wine experts at the Blue Sky Food & Wine Seminars July 8-9, 2011 at Edison Theatre. New to Blue Sky Fest, the seminars share the world of celebrated wines and culinary delights from the perspective of top chefs and vintners. Each seminar features wine tastings paired with tapas-style plates to bring out the best flavors of each. A choice of seven seminars over two days includes:

Spanish Wine and Tapas – Spanish wine expert Chris Collins partners with Winery Chefs’ Richard Haake to introduce guests to the flavors of Spain. Spanish wines including Cava, Tempranillo and Grenache are paired with tapas, or Spanish small plates, to create perfect pairings for all attendees.

The Emergence of Paso Robles – 40 years in the making, this famous California wine region boasts 200 world-class wineries. Join vintner Gary Eberle of Eberle Winery as he engages, entertains and educates attendees about the fastest-growing wine region in California. Gary will pour central coast wines from his estate, paired with a selection of small bites.

An Introduction to the Art of Wine and Food Pairing – David Katz, C.I.A, Greystone chef/instructor and owner of Panevino, Food for Wine in Napa Valley guides guests through the basics of wine and food pairing. David will discuss pairings with the wines of Mirassou Winery. Learn the basics in this unpretentious seminar that pairs attendees with food, wine and chef.

Chef Frederic’s Best – Mammoth’s very own Chef Frederic Pierrel of the Lakefront restaurant prepares two of his favorite recipes from his cookbook, Chef Frederic’s Best. After the demonstration, Chef Frederic signs cookbooks for attendees. This seminar includes pairing with one of our winery partners.

Your Fit Gourmet Yvonne Talley – Chef Yvonne Tally, private chef, fitness guru, and entrepreneur, energizes the crowd with a flavorful cooking demonstration pairing light, healthy, seasonal flavors with the wines of Talley Vineyards.

California Vintage – Join Chef Richard Haake and Peachy Canyon Winery for a pairing seminar introducing the flavors of California that have become a hit in California Vintage, Hong Kong’s first all-California wine bar. Richard is consulting chef for California Vintage. Pairings include the “Central Valley Fry” and Santa Maria BBQ Tri-Tip.

Tickets: Blue Sky Food & Wine Seminar tickets are $50/person and include all seven seminars. Seminars are also included with the Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience ticket.

Blue Sky Food & Wine Seminars . . . . . . $50

• All Friday and Saturday Food & Wine Seminars

• To reserve a seat at the seminars of your choice email [email protected] or call 760-934-3781

Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience. . . . . . $175

• Friday & Saturday Food & Wine Seminars

• Saturday Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience w/ dinner and wine tasting

• Saturday music

All proceeds from the Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience and Food & Wine Seminars support education and the arts through a partnership between the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and the Mammoth Schools NOW Education Foundation.

Seminars take place at Edison Theatre (100 College Parkway in Mammoth Lakes). Seminar schedule to be announced soon. For more information or to purchase tickets visit BlueSkyFest.com or call 760.934.3781.

The Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience is the benefit portion of Mammoth Blue Sky Fest, a celebration of the Eastern Sierra’s breathtaking outdoors featuring world-class music, outdoor adventure activities, and exceptional food and wine. New to this year’s Blue Sky Fest are food and wine seminars; the Blue Sky Beermaker’s Ball with beer tasting, BBQ and bluegrass; and the Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience. For more information or to purchase tickets visit BlueSkyFest.com.

The Mammoth Lakes Foundation is dedicated to supporting higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra. Recent successes include supporting Cerro Coso Community College, which recently graduated its largest class of students, creating a state-of-the-art student apartment facility, and providing 58 scholarships to local students for the 2010/11 school year. For more information or to make a tax deductible donation please contact the Foundation at (760) 934-3781 or visit www.mammothlakesfoundation.org. Our nonprofit work is only possible through your generosity.