Tickets are now officially on sale for the 33rd annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. The swanky festival will take place June 19 to 21 this year, and attendees can expect a line-up packed with megastars. Celebrity chefs and Top Chef cast members like like Hugh Acheson (Empire State South, Atlanta), Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster Harlem, NYC), Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy, San Diego), and Kristin Kish will all be in attendance, according to a press release. As will Restaurant Startup's Tim Love, restaurateur Danny Meyer (Union Square Hospitality Group), Food Network staple Tyler Florence, Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern, new MasterChef judge and pastry chef Christina Tosi (Momofuku, NYC), and legendary French chef Jacques Pépin.
The press release adds that the three day event features plenty of cooking demos, wine seminars, panel discussions, tasting events, and lots of parties. There will also be "celebrity chef" 5K charity run again this year and a paella party hosted by chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette of Toro (Boston, NYC). Chef Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto, NYC) will lead a sushi class and Food & Wine editor Ray Isle will host a burger and wine pairing class. Plus, there will be seminars with chefs like the world's most interesting man Rick Bayless (Xoco, Chicago), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune, NYC), and Jose Garces (Volver, Philadelphia).
Tickets are a cool $1,350 before March 15 and $1,450 thereafter. The price covers the events, seminars, and most of the parties at the festival, but you'll have to provide your own transportation and lodging. Take a peek at last year's festival to see what 2015's might be like.