New Orleans Jazz Brunch

New Orleans Jazz Brunch

When: August 19th, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Cost:  $225
 

Destination: Mt. Crested Butte
Arrival Time: 10:00 a.m.
Excursion Maximum: 50
Toll: $200
Tour Guides: Maureen & Keith Gamble
Chef: Owner Curtis Higgins, Elk Avenue Prime (Crested Butte, CO)
Music: The Tin Men
 
This New Orleans Jazz Brunch promises to be the most lively and energizing Sunday you’ve spent in years. You’re sure to leave kicking up your heels, armed with a lighthearted joviality to last the whole day.
It’s all hosted at the home of Maureen and Keith Gamble whose home contours perfectly to fully spotlight the unobstructed back drop of the dramatic buttresses and runs of Crested Butte Mountain. It’s the ideal roost to begin the day with a strong cup of coffee, an adult breakfast beverage, a soul-satisfying Creole inspired brunch, and see where the wind blows next. Perched high on the edge of the hillside, your views encompass not only the village below, but Whetstone Mountain in full unhindered bloom. While externally oriented to scrupulously capture the mountains, inside the timber framed beams steal the show, easily illustrating how the whole home was designed around them. Sensational yet graceful arcs are further accented and strengthened by metal turnbuckles.
Chef Curtis Higgins of Elk Avenue Prime Steakhouse cooks up a delectable New Orleans brunch with an inspired twist to start your Sunday morning off with some spice and pizazz as you dine al fresco. Chef Curtis was apparently born with a natural penchant for cooking, rising through the ranks of even the first restaurant he ever worked. Before owning Village Grill in Richardson, Texas, he flashed his culinary prowess on the private audiences of Club Corp of America. Now on Elk Avenue, and with a hard-driven, passionate and consistent desire to be the best in every way, some of Chef Higgins prides himself on his braising and sous-vide techniques with meats in addition to specialties such as Sweet Louisiana Lump Crab Deviled Eggs with Smoked Sea Salt or Jumbo Lump Crab Cake over Corn Crema with Fried Green Tomato and Parsley Oil. So just image the magic he’ll spin when he turns his sense of perfection on the rich and multi-faceted culinary traditions of the Crescent City.
In typical New Orleans brunch fashion, live jazz brightens your meal here provided by members of New Orleans’ Tin Men, featuring the boundless charm of Washboard Chaz (percussion and vocals), the precocious wit of Matt Perrine (sousaphone), and the generous dose of originals by Alex McMurray (guitar and vocals). Together they explore a truly eclectic array of North American Pop from jug band to swing jazz to New Orleans R&B to Motown to Easy Listening. Through it all they put a spin on the material and make it their own through nationwide tours and five albums to date. Offbeat Magazine describes them as "One of the most interesting bands to emerge from New Orleans in years.”