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The Friends of the Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts are pleased to present your Passport to: The 2012 Festival of Dinners Revel in “Big Music … Boulder Style” at the 36th season of the Colorado Music Festival at Chautauqua, where worldclass musicians come to play. And just as our summer concert season offers something for everyone, so does this year’s Festival of Dinners. All proceeds benefit the Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. Working with local chefs planned dinners, brunches Whatever your passion, you Dinners – gourmet cuisine, bridge and much more.

and businesses, hosts have and other special events. can find it at the Festival of fine wines, music, fashion,

On opening night, we’re again sponsoring the popular Picnic in the Park, in the pavilion just behind the concert hall. The Chautauqua Dining Hall is catering a traditional barbecue, a glass of wine or beer is included in the price, and you can purchase a ticket to the concert for just $15! This Passport is your ticket to a whirlwind of summer adventure! Space is limited, so please plan your itinerary and make your reservations early. Please consult the page, Making Your Reservations, for specific details. Thank you for supporting the Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts!

Festival of Dinners Committee Maryann Ruck, Chair Hosts and Chefs Liaisons: Cynthia Blankenship Jane Houssière Jenny Cloudman Caryl Kassoy JoAnn Crandall Melissa Mahaney Judy Etschmaier Judy Reid Doree Hickman Catherine Underhill Passport Production: Mary McClanahan Passport Copy Writer: Jane Houssière A Sincere Thank You For helping to underwrite the cost of the Passport for the 2012 Festival of Dinners: Master Chef ($1000 and above) Jean and David Jacobs Pâtissier ($250 and above)

Saucier ($100 and above)

Friends of the Polly Addison CMF & RMCMA JoAnn and Richard Crandall in memory of Sue McMillan Jane Beard Joyce Thurmer Ann and Russell Hayes Lynn Trumble Madeleine and Hans Holland IBM Matching Grant Stan Ruttenberg in memory of Pat Ruttenberg

Making Your Reservations 1. Make your reservations for events on our website at Click on Festival of Dinners in the upper right corner. Or, select Concerts & Events, and then Festival of Dinners. Festival of Dinners event availability updates are posted on our website. Events close for reservations three days prior to the date of the event. 2. Call the CMF Office at 303-449-1397 and make reservations by using a credit card. 3. Visit the CMF Office in the cottage just west of the Chautauqua Dining Hall and use either a credit card or personal check. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. We do not accept reservations made by mail or via e-mail. Payment must be made at the time the reservation is made and is non-refundable. We urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible, since each event has a limited capacity. You will receive any special instructions or maps that are associated with your event. Please call Jenny Cloudman at 303-440-1331, or you may e-mail her at, if you would like additional information. The cost of the event, less your estimation of its actual monetary value, is tax deductible.

Thank You to Hosts, Chefs and Businesses The Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts sincerely thanks the gracious hosts, chefs and businesses participating in the 2012 Festival of Dinners. The following chefs and businesses made these events possible: Chefs and Businesses Ají Restaurant: Jaime Martinez

Alba Restaurant and Wine Bar: Rick Stein and Oscar Arellano Bácaro Venetian Taverna: Fabio Flagiello Bacco Trattoria: Beau Raffensberger Black Belly Catering: Hosea Rosenberg Café Aion: Dakota Soifer Changes in Latitude: Cindy McClelland Chautauqua Dining Hall: Jeffrey Strom Colterra: Michael Drazsnzak and Bradford Heap Dale Lamb Catering: Dale Lamb Four Seasons Restaurant: Ashley Charles James John's Restaurant: Corey Buck Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant: Jaime Martinez Mateo and Radda Trattoria: Matthew Jansen Ozo Coffee: Greg Lefcourt PastaVino: Nick Swanson Q’s and Riffs Restaurants: John Platt Salt Restaurant: Kevin Kidd Tangerine: Sven Hedenas Tahona Tequila Bistro: Matthew Tobin Ted’s Montana Grill: Joleen Park Terroir Restaurant: Melissa Newell and Tim Payne The Academy: John Butera, Guy Lloyd and Skyler Olsen Trattoria on Pearl: Guillermo Casarrubias West End Wine Shop: Manuel Sanchez

Menus and Venues Hungary – A Culinary and Musical Voyage......... 6 A Stylish Repast .................................................... 7 Dinner in the Garden ............................................. 8 Trains, Planes and Automobiles .......................... 9 Special Touch of Mexico....................................... 11 Sojourn through Spain.......................................... 12 Sunset over the Foothills...................................... 13 The Essence of Boulder........................................ 15 Opening Night Picnic in the Park ......................... 17 An Evening in the Mediterranean ......................... 18 Country Elegance .................................................. 19 A Cuppa Joe........................................................... 20 Dinner with the Maestro ........................................ 21 Experience Puglia, Italy ........................................ 22 Para Picar ............................................................... 24 Summer Al Fresco ................................................ 25 Music under the Stars ........................................... 26 Soirée Provençale ................................................. 27 Become Cuisine Cultured! .................................... 28 Savor the Flavors of Old Italy ............................... 29 Old World, New World ........................................... 30 An Historic Evening .............................................. 32 Big Music … Boulder Style ................................... 33 In Memoriam Jane Beard ...................................... 35 It’s Much More Than A Culinary Adventure! ....... 36 Coupon for 10% Off on Concert Tickets ............. 37

Hungary – A Culinary and Musical Voyage Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


1070 Rosehill Drive Saturday, June 2, 5:00 p.m. Karen and Gary Joiner

East meets west when Chef Dakota Soifer of Café Aion blends the traditional culinary skills of Asiatic nomadic horsemen with the heights of western European cuisine. Enjoy delicacies representative of the Puszta, Budapest, forests of northern Hungary and Transdanubia, with its Austrian and Mediterranean influences. Sip “Drops of Gold” from the esteemed wine region of Tokaj-Hegyalja, while listening to authentic Jazz Manouche, performed by the acclaimed, Euro-style gypsy jazz quintet, SacreBleu! Menu Homemade Mortadella, Cured Fennel Salami, Fresh Pickles, Tomato Salad, Devilled Eggs, Potato Salad and Grilled Rye Bread Peppers Stuffed and Roasted with Rice and Sausage Palacsinta with Farmer’s Cheese and Fresh Herbs Smoked and Grilled Fresh Sausage and Sauerkraut Cabbage Dolmas, Boiled Pretzels and Dijon Mustard Fisherman’s Soup: Hot Pot with Semolina Dumplings Chicken Paprika and Spätzle Roast Duck with Spring Root Vegetables Strudel, Beigli, Brandied Chocolate Cherries and Kifli Selected Wines $200 per person

Limited to 10 guests

A Stylish Repast Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


8558 Baseline Road, Lafayette Wednesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m. Noel Hefty (Host Home) CMF & RMCMA Friends Chefs: Cynthia Blankenship, Jenny Cloudman, Ann Hayes, Christina Kertesz, Mary McClanahan, Karen Shepard, and Gail Smith CMF & RMCMA Friends Models: JoAnn Crandall, Judy Etschmaier, Doree Hickman, Marty Kinsley, Melissa Mahaney and June Patterson

Catch up on all the latest travel fashions with Cindy McClelland of Changes in Latitude. A dazzling array of colors, styles, and travel aids awaits you. Plan your travel wardrobe while enjoying a delectable summer luncheon at Noel Hefty’s artful country home. Menu Pâté de Petits Pois with Assorted Crackers Hummus on Cucumber Rounds Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Chilled Curried Carrot Soup and Breadsticks Salade Niçoise with Grilled Tuna Triple Berry Bread Pudding Iced Tea and Wine $50 per person

Limited to 40 guests

Dinner in the Garden Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


313 Foxtail Court Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. Virginia Stainton (Host Home) Norma Ekstrand

We always can count on Chefs Bradford Heap and Michael Drazsnzak of Colterra to highlight the county’s rich garden fare and present an unforgettable experience. This one will be enjoyed in a lovely garden setting at the foot of the Flatirons. Menu Amuse-Bouche Roasted Asparagus Salad: Grilled Hazel Dell Shiitakes La Quercia Prosciutto and Crispy Onions Warm Balsamic Vinaigrette Maine Lobster and Avocado Tian Lemon-Dressed Local Arugula Beets, Crème Fraîche and Capers Grass-Fed Colorado Filet Mignon Truffled Hazel Dell Mushroom Risotto Eight-Year Aged Balsamic Must and Parmigiano Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake with Crème Anglaise, Raspberry Coulis, Fresh Berries and Crème Chantilly Selected Wines $125 per person

Limited to 8 guests

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


2480 Cessna Drive, Erie Saturday, June 9, 5:30 p.m. Jan and Scott deLuise (Host Home) Stephen Tebo

Prepare for a full and fun-filled evening staged in a beautiful hangar home on the runway at the Erie Airport. Enjoy cocktails as the sun sets while you view classic cars from the Tebo collection, ride the “cocktail train” across the airfield to the Spirit of Flight Museum to view its fabulous WWII-themed aviation collection, and watch Maestro Michael Christie fly in to join us and take one lucky guest on a flight over Boulder at dusk. Nancy Brace, harpist with the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts and the Broomfield Symphony, has performed for many famous dignitaries and will further enhance this evening’s experience. Then, sit down and feast on the late spring bounty of television reality show “Top Chef” winner Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Catering. Executive Chef of Boulder’s Jax Restaurant for six years, and a seven-time Flatirons Chef winner, Hosea survived fourteen episodes and worked in New York and New Orleans before emerging the “Top Chef” winner in 2009. He will present a veritable farm-to-table outdoor feast featuring meats and vegetables from his farm in Boulder County, where he personally oversees the entire organic farm-to-table process.

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles


 Continued from Previous Page  Menu Passed Hors d’Oeuvre: Fingerling Potatoes with Chive Crème Fraîche Chilled Green Gazpacho Pork Belly Sliders with Pickled Veggies Smoked Rainbow Trout on Endive Slow-Smoked Local Beef Brisket Slow-Roasted Berkshire Pork from the Farm Brined and Roasted Whole Organic Chickens Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Pistachio Spring Peas with Mint and Basil Yukon Gold Potato Gratin Mascarpone and Herb Soft Polenta Farm-Fresh Greens, Radishes and Fennel Salad Shaved Asparagus Salad with Almonds and Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes Homemade Ice Cream Chocolate Truffles Selected Wines and Beers $125 per person

Limited to 150 guests

Special Touch of Mexico Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


517 Pine Street Sunday, June 10, 6:00 p.m. Stacy Steers and David Brunel

Chef Matthew Tobin of Tahona Tequila Bistro will present his distinctive style of Latin cuisine in a beautiful home in Boulder’s historic Mapleton Hill district. Menu Laughing Bird Shrimp Ceviche Tomato Gazpacho, Avocado Mousse Grilled Sea Scallop and Colorado Sweet Corn Chorizo and Asparagus “Rancho” Dressing Crispy Soft Shell Crab in a Flour Tortilla Bowl Black Beans, Smoked Tomatoes and Arugula Colorado Lamb Barbacoa Masa Sope, Tomatillo Salsa and Mint Jam Steak al Carbón: Grilled Flatiron Steak, Purple Potato Hash, Summer Squash “Slaw” and Mexican Steak Sauce Strawberry Shortcake: Tequila-Macerated Strawberries, House-Made Pound Cake, Sweet Coconut Milk Selected Wines $125 per person

Limited to 8 guests

Sojourn through Spain Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


8678 Niwot Road, Niwot Sunday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. Liz and Paul Schmidt

Talented Chefs Tim Payne and Melissa Newell of Terroir Restaurant in Longmont always present a delectable dinner for our Festival. This year they bring the flavors of Spain to nearby Niwot. Menu Rolled Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with House-Made Bacalao Gambas al Ajillo: Shrimp, Smoked Paprika, Chile, Garlic Patatas Bravas with Romesco Sauce Spiced Marcona Almonds Cava Smoked Tomato Gazpacho, Traditional Accompaniments Verdejo Arugula Salad with Arbequina Olives, Garbanzos, Serrano Ham, Manchego Cheese and Sherry Vinaigrette RosĂŠ Paella Mixta: Valenciano Rice, House-Made Sausage, Mussels, Chicken, Bay Scallops, Sweet Peas and Saffron Garnacha

$125 per person

Flan Sherry

Limited to 10 guests

Sunset over the Foothills Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


7780 Spring Drive Sunday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. Susan Olenwine and Frank Palermo

In a setting reminiscent of the Langhe hills surrounding Alba, enjoy an evening of exquisite Italian fare, fine Italian wines selected personally by Alba Restaurant and Wine Bar owners Rick and Susan Stein, and breathtaking views of the foothills and the ridges of the Indian Peaks. Chef Oscar Arellano will present a dazzling array of specialties representing various regions of Italian cuisine. Dessert will be served on the deck to conclude the evening.

Menu STUZZICHINI: Passed Appetite Teasers Crostini di Granchio: Crispy Polenta Squares with Lump Crabmeat Salad Cannellini alla Toscana: Puréed White Beans with Radicchio and Saba Acciughe in Salvia: Fried Anchovy-Stuffed Sage Leaves Mionetto Prosecco Brut, Veneto ANTIPASTO Insalata di Trote: Poached Trout with Potato, Scallion, Ligurian Olive Oil ’10 Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo, Campania

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Sunset over the Foothills


 Menu Continued from Previous Page  PRIMO Risotto d’Aragosta: Vialone Nano Rice Slowly Simmered in Lobster Stock, Fresh Butter-Poached Maine Lobster ’10 Santa Barbara Verdicchio “Le Vaglie,” Marche SECONDO Costolette alla Griglia: Grilled Rack of Lamb Asparagus and Parmigiano Potato Purée ’07 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Asinone,” Toscana DOLCE Crostata di Frutta: Flaky Pastry with Fresh Seasonal Berries, Crème Anglaise and Vanilla Bean Gelato ’09 Elio Perrone Brachetto “Bigaro,” Piemonte $150 per person

Limited to 8 guests

The Essence of Boulder Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


1995 Stony Hill Road Saturday, June 23, 6:00 p.m. Barbara and Chris Christoffersen

The very name of Salt Restaurant means that you are in for one of the superlative farm-to-table meals they are known for. The dinner, prepared by Chef Kevin Kidd, will be complemented by outstanding wines and served in a beautiful home in one of Boulder’s iconic foothill settings. Menu Hors d’Oeuvre: Bison Carpaccio on Crostini: Capers and Onion, Arugula and Aioli Ahi Tuna Tartare: Local Chiles, Shallot, Chives, Lemon and Wonton La Quercia Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Parmigiano Hazel Dell Shiitake Mushroom Strudel: Haystack Mountain Chèvre and Phyllo Henriot Champagne Salad Course: Fresh Spinach Raspberries, Strawberries and Blueberries Baked Goat Cheese Almond and Citrus ’06 Peter Michael La Carrière, Sonoma County

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The Essence of Boulder


 Menu Continued from Previous Page  Soup Course: Chilled Cucumber Soup: Pickled Local Onion Haystack Mountain Chèvre Sherry and Dill ’07 Pride Viognier, Sonoma County Fish Course: Poached Fresh Maine Lobster Gnocchi Spinach, Tomato, Madeira and Parmigiano ’09 Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay Meat Course: Crispy All Natural Duck Two Ways: Breast and Leg Confit Polenta Grilled Radicchio Roasted Cabernet Bing Cherry Gastrique Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir Dessert Course: Trio of Late Spring Desserts: Meyer Lemon Tartelette Dark Chocolate Salted Truffle Fresh Mountain Blackberries Dessert Wine $200 per person

Limited to 8 guests

Opening Night Picnic in the Park Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


Chautauqua Picnic Pavilion Sunday, June 24, 5:00 p.m. Friends of the CMF & RMCMA

Join us in the Chautauqua tent for a fun kick-off BBQ. Chautauqua Dining Hall’s Chef Jeffrey Strom will be grilling up your dinner and just $15 will get you a good seat to hear Simone Dinnerstein perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, followed by Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. Get a group of friends together to celebrate another summer at the park. Menu Texas Style Barbecued Brisket Kansas City Style Barbecued Chicken Memphis Style Barbecued Pork Baby Back Ribs Jamaican Jerk Barbecued Salmon Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Lime Butter Classic American Coleslaw and Egg Potato Salad Boston Baked Beans with Bacon and Molasses Watermelon Salad Fudge Brownies Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Lemonade and Iced Tea A Glass of Wine or Beer is included! $40 Picnic Only $55 Picnic and Concert

Limited to 75 guests

An Evening in the Mediterranean Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


185 Bellevue Drive Monday, June 25, 6:30 p.m. Pat and Chris Finnoff

Chef Corey Buck of John’s Restaurant, one of our strongest Festival supporters, will whisk you off to the sunbaked shores of the Mediterranean with this combination of specialty dishes from many favorite culinary destinations. Menu Selection of Tapas Greek Salad: Summer Greens Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Fresh Feta Olives Vinaigrette Traditional Paella: Shrimp, Mussels and Clams Chorizo and Chicken Tomato and Saffron Rice Selection of Sorbets Fresh Fruit Selected Wines $125 per person

Limited to 12 guests

Country Elegance Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


88 Caballo Court, Spanish Hills, Boulder Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m. Karen and John Neff (Host Home) Madeleine and Hans Holland

Chef Joleen Park of Ted’s Montana Grill will create a delicious ranch experience right here in town! Enjoy the western cuisine Ted’s has made so elegant in a lovely and quiet rustic setting. Rick Pruitt, Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts Guitarist, will play background music and a Spanish guitar concert between dinner and dessert. Dress is outdoor party casual. Menu Spinach Artichoke Dip on Parmesan Ciabatta Bread Toasts Organic Mixed Field Greens with Romaine Lettuce, Candied Pecans and Choice of Homemade Dressings: Basil Herb Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard and BLT Ranch Fresh Southwestern-Seasoned Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Handmade Guacamole and Slaw Slow-Braised Bison Short Ribs in Homemade BBQ Sauce Grilled Shrimp and Lemon Compound Butter Twice-Baked Potato and Sautéed Asparagus Pecan Apple Crisp with Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream Wines, Beer and Non-Alcoholic Beverages $125 per person

Limited to 12 guests

A Cuppa Joe Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


1228 7th Street Sunday, July 1, 10:30 a.m.

Becky Roser and Ron Stewart (Host Home) Doree and Jerry Hickman

What’s the best cup of coffee ─ French press, pour-over or drip? This unique brunch features gourmet fare, mimosas and coffee tastings presented by Greg Lefcourt of OZO Coffee. Discover nuances in flavor, body and clarity from different brewing methods, and experience coffees from around the world, while enjoying light and savory cuisine prepared by Sven Hedenas, Executive Chef of Tangerine. Sample all of them and choose your favorite! Menu Hors d’Oeuvre: Bruschetta with Rock Shrimp, Pâté, Spring Turnips and Balsamic Raspberries Mimosas and San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water OZO Tasting of Coffee Brewing Methods Omelettes with Local Farmers’ Vegetables, Crab, Bacon and Hollandaise Pancakes with Homemade Jams and Cream Buffeé with Lox, Cherry Berry, and Egg Salads Brioche Toast with Cheese, Speck and Salami OZO Tasting of Regional Coffees Pastries, Coffeecake and Cookies $75 per person

Limited to 20 guests

Dinner with the Maestro Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


692 Reed Ranch Road Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. Jenny and Terry Cloudman

Climb to the heights and off the beaten path to relish the superb cuisine of Chef Jaime Martinez of Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant. The evening features a unique summer experience: an evening with Maestro Michael Christie, off the podium, relaxing with CMF friends and supporters. Music performed by a CMF orchestra trio will enhance the evening. Menu Eggplant Bocadillo: Grilled Italian Crostini with Roasted Eggplant, Manchego Fondue, Fig Jam and Amontillado Van Duzer Pinot Noir Three Leaf Farm Salad: Field Greens, Onions, Red and Yellow Beets, Chèvre Agave and Cumin Vinaigrette Parducci Sauvignon Blanc Phyllo Purse: Roasted Summer Vegetables, Heirloom Beans, Fresh Herbs, Cauliflower PurÊe and Asparagus Le Pousseur Syrah Vegan Almond Panna Cotta: Almond Custard with Plum Coulis Ferreira 10-year Tawny Port $125 per person

Limited to 7 guests

Experience Puglia, Italy Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


1465 Sierra Drive Sunday July 15, 5:30 p.m. Pat Wright and Paul Heffron Louise and Ferd Grauer

With Chef Guillermo Casarrubias of Trattoria on Pearl and Manuel Sanchez of the West End Wine Shop, join us to sample the food and wine of the Puglia region of Italy’s heel. Enjoy beautiful views of Boulder and mingle to piano music in the background, while you savor the small plates inspired by Puglia’s tradition of fresh and rustic food, paired with wines from the region. The evening is starting early enough for you to attend the CMF concert, which features Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K.626 and selections from The Marriage of Figaro.

Menu Focaccia Ripiena: Roasted Tomato and Herb Focaccia, Stuffed with Leeks Ham and Mozzarella, Topped with Mediterranean Sea Salt Botromagno Gravina Malvasia, Puglia Autumn Dandelion Crumble: Puntarelle, Dandelion and Arugula Crumble Burrata di Bari Mozzarella Cremosa. Leone de Castris Rosato, Puglia

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Experience Puglia, Italy


 Menu Continued from Previous Page   Ostriche Gratinate: Broiled Blue Point Oysters Olive Oil, Parsley, Roasted Garlic and Bread Crumbs Negroamaro, Livelli, Puglia Zuppa di Pesce di Gallipoli: Apulian Style Fisherman’s Stew, Topped with a Pizza Toast Botromagno, Primitivo, Puglia Grano al Mostocotto: Sweet Wheat and Grape Must Chocolate-Almond Clusters Zibibbo Feudi San Nicola, Sicily $75 per person

Limited to 18 guests

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Sopes: on the Deck: Hors d'OeuvreSopes: Served Grilled Marinated Flank Steak, Salsa, Smoked Salmon Bruschetta, Goat Guajillo Cheese, Burnt Pickled Onion Cotijawith Cheese Avocado Steak Skewers Mintand Pesto and Red Onion Vegetable Plate, Various Cheeses and Italian Cured Meats Vieiras Crudas: Vieiras Bellinis andCrudas: Prosecco Scallop Crudo with Prickly Pear Citrus, Cucumber, andCheese Red Onion Lobster BisqueTomato with Goat Crostini Corvina yy Prosciutto: Corvina Prosciutto: Insalata Caprese: Prosciutto-Wrapped Bass,Roma Pickled OnionBasil, and Chives Mozzarella di Sea Bufala, Tomato, Sweet Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil Vegan Brocheta de Tofu: Tofu: Vegan Brocheta de Tamarind-Glazed, House-Made Tofu and Plantains Peach Sorbet with Fresh Mint Vegan Champiñones Vegan Champiñones Aztecas: Veal Piccata Aztecas: Stuffed Mushrooms, Cactus, Fresnos, Chayote,Cheese Bolillo Wild Mushroom Saffron Risotto and Pecorino Roasted Vegetable Medley and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes Postres: Postres: Sweet Rolls, Nutmeg Chocolate Vegan Churros: Strawberry Soup with Lemon Sorbet and and Espresso Biscotti Pastel de Crema: Sweet Cream, Fresh Bananas, Wines ChocolateSelected Brownies and Coconut $125 per person

Limited to 14 18 10 guests

Summer Al Fresco Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


2491 23rd Street Wednesday, July 25, 6:15 p.m. Barbara Miller and James Alleman

Bacco Trattoria Chef Beau Raffensberger will usher summer in with some of Italy’s most famous delights. We are pleased to welcome a new chef to the Festival of Dinners! Menu Hors d'Oeuvre Served on the Deck: Smoked Salmon Bruschetta, Goat Cheese, Pickled Onion Steak Skewers with Mint Pesto and Red Onion Vegetable Plate, Various Cheeses and Italian Cured Meats Bellinis and Prosecco Lobster Bisque with Goat Cheese Crostini Insalata Caprese: Mozzarella di Bufala, Roma Tomato, Basil, Sweet Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil Peach Sorbet with Fresh Mint Veal Piccata Wild Mushroom Saffron Risotto and Pecorino Cheese Roasted Vegetable Medley and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes Strawberry Soup with Lemon Sorbet and Espresso Biscotti Selected Wines $125 per person

Limited to 10 guests

Music under the Stars Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


8622 Skyline Drive, Niwot Friday, August 3, 6:00 p.m. Felicia and Tony Santelli

Chef Dale Lamb of Dale Lamb Catering will create a unique summer dinner to be enjoyed outdoors on a summer night in the country. Your host, Tony Santelli, is the President of the Boulder Symphony Board and offers the singular experience of dining to the accompaniment of the Boulder Symphony Chamber Group before and after dinner. Relish the height of summer under the stars with breathtaking views of our own Flatirons and Rocky Mountains. Menu Tuna Poke Seaweed Salad and Pickled Ginger Skewered Shrimp on the Grill Macadamia Butter, Garlic and Cilantro Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad Candied Almonds and Thai Vinaigrette Charbroiled, Wasabi-Crusted Flatiron Steak Wild Mushroom Bulgogi Whipped Basil Potatoes Variety of Grilled and Stir-Fried Ollin Farms Vegetables Pineapple Hawaiian Cake Selected Wines $125 per person

Limited to 20 guests

Soirée Provençale Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


1600 Blue Sage Court Saturday, August 4, 6:00 p.m. Judy and Greg Greenan (Host Home) Marty and Alan Stormo

Chef Matthew Jansen of Mateo and Radda Trattoria will work his usual magic to bring a Mediterranean breeze to Boulder’s foothills. Enjoy the flavors of Provence from a lovely perch at the foot of our own familiar Flatirons. Menu Canapés: Ahi Tartare à la Niçoise and Potato Gaufrette Heirloom Tomato Concassé on Toast Points Duck Rillette on Grilled Bread Chilled Summer Melon Soup, Cucumber Salad and Crème Fraîche Risotto of Carnaroli Rice, Colorado Sweet Corn and Mascarpone Dorade Royale Olives, Capers and Sweet 100’s Tomatoes Wilted Swiss Chard Colorado Peach Galette Tahitian Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Selected Wines $125 per person

Limited to 8 guests

Become Cuisine Cultured! Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


6700 Paiute Avenue, Niwot Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.

Deborah and Andrew Fowler (Host Home)

Maryann and Mike Ruck

In from Hollywood to prepare a tantalizing six-course meal of a lifetime is – Award Winning Four Seasons Executive Chef and TV Host Ashley Charles James! British born Chef Ashley won Young Chef of the Year in France in 1992, then after years of cooking in Spain, became Executive Chef for the Four Seasons in Singapore, Mexico, Buenos Aires and currently Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, where he meets the demands of the stars daily. He is also the host of the award winning show, Cuisine Culture (2012 Taste Awards winner). Menu “Cuisine Culture Inspired” Canapés and Chilled Champagne Lobster and Tropical Fruit Ceviche Chilled Green Gazpacho Summer Truffle Poached Niwot Farm Egg Local Greens, Asparagus and Truffle Vinaigrette Local Beef and Summer Mushroom Risotto Cabernet-Braised Shallots Sustainable Californian Cheese, Balsamic Strawberries Vera Cruz Vanilla-Infused Farmer’s Market Peaches Tel Aviv-Inspired Kanafeh Paired With Selected Wines $175 per person

Limited to 6 guests

Savor the Flavors of Old Italy Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


7134 Cedarwood Circle Wednesday, August 8, 6:00 p.m. Connie Holden and TK Smith

We are excited to announce that with Chef Nick Swanson, Chef Fabio Flagiello will be showcasing the menu for his new project down Pearl Street at PastaVino. Located in the historic Juanita's location, this Italian spot will be a place on West Pearl for more casual Italian fare, created and presented with the famous BĂĄcaro flair. Menu Cuore di Lattughette: Butter Lettuce, Toasted Walnuts, White Mushrooms, Pecorino Primo Sale Pepato Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cozze al Forno: Wood Oven Baked Maine Mussels, Pancetta, San Marzano Tomato, Fresh Herbs, Garlic Confit Gnocchi al Pomodoro Fresco e Mozzarella: Potato Gnocchi, Fresh Tomato Sauce, Basil and Mozzarella Polletto al Forno: Baked Guinea-Hen, Herb Roasted Potato, SautĂŠed Spinach Crostata di Mele: Warm Caramelized Sliced Apple Tart, Almond Frangipane and Caramel Brittle Selected Wines $125 per person

Limited to 8 guests

Old World, New World Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


7305 Spring Court Sunday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. Christina and Peter Kertesz

Taking old world dishes and using new world ingredients and presentations, Chef John Platt of Q’s and Riffs Restaurants has created a menu to complement a selection of highly-rated old world and new world wines. The featured wines come from your host’s private collection and offer a unique opportunity to taste and compare similar wines from different continents. This is an event not to be missed. Menu Selection of Chef-Crafted Hors d’Oeuvre ’03 Roederer Estate Brut L’Ermitage Alaskan Halibut Amandine: Preserved Lemon Sizzled Green Beans Almond Persillade Lemon Fried Potatoes ’09 Walter Hansel Winery, Chardonnay, Hansel Family Cuvée Alyce ’08 Domaine William Fèvre, Chablis, Premier Cru, Vaulorent, France

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Old World, New World


 Menu Continued from Previous Page  Deconstructed Duck Pâté: Seared Duck Breast Cherry “Marmalade” Pistachio Brioche Dumpling, Tarragon Mustard ’03 Domaine Roger Sabon, Châteauneuf du Pape, Cuvée Prestige ’02 Marquis Philips, Shiraz, Integrity, McLaren Vale Melon Sorbet Buffalo Rossini: Peppered Buffalo Loin Steak Foie Gras Emulsion Roasted Porcini Seared Garden Greens Truffle “Caviar” ’98 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux ’97 Harlan Estate, Proprietary Blend, California Colorado Peach “Melba” Frozen Noosa Honey Yogurt Hazelnut Brittle Fresh Raspberries ’00 Disznókö, Tokaji Aszu, 6 Putonyos, Hungary ’02 Mission Hill, Late Harvest Riesling, Reserve, Okanagan Valley Canada $200 per person

Limited to 10 guests

An Historic Evening Destination: Arrival: Tour Guides:


970 Aurora Avenue Sunday, August 26, 5:00 p.m. Karen McMurry and Gary Berg

Step back in time at Chautauqua’s older neighbor, The Academy. Built in 1892, this landmarked gem will be the setting for cocktails in the garden, followed by an elegant dinner in one of Boulder’s most unique rooms, the historic Chapel. Academy Chefs John Butera, Guy Lloyd and Skyler Olsen will delight you with fine cuisine and wonderful wines. One of CMF's very favorite sons, Orion Weiss, will be playing selections from the program he will present at Ravinia the following week. Save some airfare to Chicago and hear him play right here for us! Menu Cocktails and Appetizers Isabelle Farm Organic Heirloom Tomato Salad “La Spinetta” First Press Tuscan Olive Oil Academy Garden Basil and Maldon Sea Salt Choice of: Pan-Seared Diver-Caught Scallops Medallions of Pork Tenderloin Roasted Summer Vegetable Vol-au-Vent Farro Pilaf, Braised Isabelle Farm Organic Greens, Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Agrumato Olive Oil Orange-Scented Sabayon and Fresh Berries Selected Wines $125 per person

Limited to 120 guests

Big Music … Boulder Style


Maestro Michael Christie leads the Colorado Music Festival in its 36th concert season with programming that continues to inspire audiences through especially diverse and entertaining programs.  

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Highly acclaimed Pianist Simone Dinnerstein opens the festival with a performance of Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto. A semi-staged production of "Brundibár" by Hans Krása, the children's opera performed by inmates of the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Holocaust survivor Ela Weissberger, an original cast member, will be present for the performance. The highly acclaimed and popular jazz ensemble, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet who have performed at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North American and Europe. Disney in Concert: Magical Music From the Movies, a multi-media concert experience for the entire family featuring memorable songs from Disney classics such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and more! Magnificent Mozart Mini-Festival – a magnificent week of all Mozart, featuring some of the composer’s greatest masterpieces. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's multi-media Beyond the Score® presentation returns with an exploration of Holst’s The Planets. Back by popular demand – the groundbreaking, category shattering, and CMF audience favorite trio, Time for Three.

Big Music … Boulder Style 


Season Finale, featuring the Festival-commissioned world premiere by Daniel Kellogg, winner of last season’s “CLICK!” Commissioning Club.

 CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS AT E-TOWN HALL This year, the Chamber Music Series will feature three concerts in the brand-new performance space at E-Town Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, in the heart of downtown Boulder. The three-concert series features the CMF Chamber Players and includes:   

A night of Bach, Schumann, and Mozart with world-renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein on June 26th. An evening of Mozart, including his famous Serenade No. 10, “Gran Partita” on July 10th. A program of Piano Trios, featuring Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Opus 32 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Opus 50 on July 24th.

For tickets to any individual CMF concert, please visit after April 15, go to the ticket kiosk near the auditorium at Chautauqua after May 14, or call the Chautauqua Box Office at 303-440-7666.

In Memoriam – Jane Beard


Jane's grandmother owned a cottage in Chautauqua Park. Jane spent many summers there and eventually inherited the cottage. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in History and Political Science, and remained friends with many of her sorority sisters. At one time she was a travel agent with Pan American World Airways, which began her lifelong fascination with going on African safaris and earned her the nickname Bwana Jane. Jane divided her time between Texas and Colorado. She was always a volunteer and was active in Dallas, working at a hospital (she was recently honored for 42 years of service), on the children's concerts of the Dallas Symphony, and for the local chapter of the Humane Society. She almost always had at least four dogs. During Colorado summers, she was very involved with the Music Festival. She was in charge of stocking apartments for musicians for many years. She was more recently involved in the Young People's Concert and acted as the Head Wrangler for the last few years. She was instrumental in getting the fabulous YPC animal costumes organized and stored in weatherproof and animal-proof bins. She lent her support by underwriting both the Festival of Dinners and the YPC, and assisting with other events such as the Family Fun Concerts and Master Classes. She was a sustaining Friends member, a member of the Legacy Club, and a donor to the Endowment Fund. She was honored as CMF & RMCMA Friends Volunteer of the Year in 2011. We all will miss Jane and the contributions that she made in so many different ways to the CMF & RMCMA!

It’s Much More Than A Culinary Adventure! 36 Did You Know? Your entire ticket purchase price goes directly to support the CMF & RMCMA. This is made possible by the extraordinary generosity of our hosts, who pay the cost of the food and wine you enjoy, by our participating restaurants, who provide the raw materials at cost to our hosts, and the talented chefs who donate their time and talent to bring you this year’s culinary adventures. And Did You Know – The revenue from your ticket purchase enables us to provide extraordinary live performances and high quality musical education year round. It supports the full range of our programs, including: • Guest Artist Fees, allowing Maestro Michael Christie to recruit the stars of tomorrow to the summer Festival. • Musicians’ Salaries, to sustain our professional orchestra. • Outstanding music education at RMCMA, including tuition assistance and instrument loans to music students with financial need. • A variety of special concerts, workshops, and musical experiences for everyone, seniors to very young students. • Kaleidoscope – an eclectic concert series presented throughout the academic year at RMCMA, featuring a variety of talented guest artists. Now That You Know, we hope you’ll be inspired to make a donation. It’s easy – as you are registering for your Festival of Dinners choices, go to the “Donate” tab on our home page. You’ll become a bigger part of CMF & RMCMA, an important part of what makes us a truly great community.


***SPECIAL FESTIVAL OF DINNERS PASSPORT COUPON*** $10 OFF TICKETS* TO THIS SUMMER’S COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL! *Sections A & B only Valid June 24 - August 3, 2012 CHAUTAUQUA AUDITORIUM, Boulder Use the promo code FOD2012 when purchasing tickets online. Call or visit the CMF Box Office (900 Baseline Road in Chautauqua Park) after May 7, 2012 for tickets. If ordering by phone, coupon must be presented when you pick up your tickets. Subject to availability. Not valid on general admission seating, or with any other discount; onetime use only. Not valid for Young People’s Concerts (6/23 & 6/25) -orChamber Music Concerts (6/26, 7/10 & 7/24) Box Office: 303-440-7666 CMF Office: 303-449-1397

2012 Festival of Dinners Passport  

The 2012 Festival of Dinners Revel in “Big Music … Boulder Style” at the 36th season of the Colorado Music Festival at Chautauqua, where wor...