Sunday July 2
Experience the transformation of this Skyland home situated on the first tee of the Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course. While outdoors the rolling greens supply a seemingly unrestrained back yard, the interior exudes bold modern masculine with charcoal color scheme and artistically industrial sensibility. The entirely new fireplace is dramatic and stunning, sharp lines composed of concrete and metal, encircled with leather furnishings and a subtle attitude of steam punk. The staircase was opened, with metal railings and wood echoing similar themes in the great room below. Indigo velvet chairs pull up to a dining room table with a barnwood essence situated on top of a heavy iron base. Heidi Sherratt of Interior Visions is the artist behind the revolution of this home, completely reconstructing the feel, while making its sleekly updated features comfortable and accessible.
Visiting Chef Tom Coohill returns touting his well-earned reputation as an internationally recognized culinary innovator with a passion for authentic French cooking and a deep commitment to creativity and cutting-edge techniques. Chef Tom began his love affair with French cuisine at L’Auberge des Champs in Kentucky before training under master chefs at the Michelin Guide three-star L’Oustau de Baumanière in France, the Mobil five-star Le Francais in Illinois, and the fabled Ma Maison in Los Angeles. He owned and operated the acclaimed modern French Ciboulette, ranked in the “Top 10” by the Condé Nast Guide, “Top 25 Nationwide” by Esquire Magazine, and featured by CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Chef Coohill holds a number of culinary awards including “Best Appetizer” (Beaujolais & Beyond Festival), “Most Creative Chef” (Pairsine Chefs Wine Competition), “Great Regional Chef” (James Beard Foundation), and “Chef of the Year” (Chefs of America), among others. Tom and his wife Diane now own Coohills Restaurant & Bar in LoDo, Denver featuring local, regional and farm-fresh ingredients.
Sommelier Aaron Tomcak joins the evening to precisely pair a selection of wines with Chef Tom’s cutting edge cuisine. Aaron has owned the fabulously diverse Mountain Spirits Liquors of Crested Butte since 2004. After receiving his certification as a Wine Sommelier over fifteen years ago, Aaron has taught the incredibly popular “Wines for the Unpretentious” where students taste wines from around the world, focusing on the both affordable and delicious. His study of wine has taken him to explore the best in Tuscany, California, Oregon and Washington. Yet it is Aaron’s laid back style that puts all students of wine at ease, creating a rewarding and pleasurable experience while remaining intensely educational and informative.