It’s not too late for restaurants, wineries, spirits and food purveyors to join other vendors for the fifth annual Edesia: A Palisade Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure on Sunday, March 29, at Wine Country Inn in Palisade.

Alpine Bank is presenting Edesia, along with international champagne and cognac giant Remy Martin. Edesia benefits Marillac Clinics, which serve uninsured and under-insured patients in the Grand Valley.
“We welcome anyone who would like to join us,” says WCI Co-Owner Anne Tally, who is coordinating the vendor sign-up effort. ‘We’ve had a great early response, but there is always room for more wonderful culinary and wine or spirits products or services. The event just gets better every year.”

She says there is no vendor fee for participants, but they need to apply and provide information so that the Inn’s staff can provide the support they need to have a successful showing of their goods or services. Typically, Vendors supply bite size food samples or tastes of their products for 300-400 guests.

To provide more room and better circulation, the event will flow from the Inn’s public areas into a large, heated tent in the courtyard. “We’re ready for whatever Mother Nature orders up that day,” Tally quips. “This set up worked very well for us last year, so we know our vendors and guests will be quite comfortable regardless of the weather.”

Vendors can contact Wine Country Inn for more information or to receive paperwork. Call 970- 464-5777 or send an email request to sales@coloradowinecountryinn.com.

Well-known Chef Jesper Jonsson will create the cuisine for an exclusive VIP luncheon celebrating the culinary contributions of legendary Chef Auguste Escoffier in the Vineyard Ballroom from 11 am to 1 pm. Seating is limited for the event, which costs $125 per person.

The main Edesia event, which features the vendor booths, celebrity chef demonstrations, live music, food, wine and spirits and a silent auction. Among those who will be doing culinary demos in the Vintner’s House are Josh Niernberg, popular Chef/Owner of Bin 707 Foodbar in Grand Junction; Headliner Chef Jesper Jonsson and Graham Mitchell, Executive Chef Instructor, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, and Tronette Alexander, new Pastry Chef at Wine Country Inn. Tickets cost $75 per person.

Tickets can be purchased online through a secure Pay Pal account on www.edesiapalisade.com, www.gvcatalog.com, by phone at 464-5777 or in person at Wine Country Inn.

Other sponsors include KKCO 11News, The Grand Junction Free Press, Magic, Grand Valley Magazine, the Vault 100, Shamrock Foods, Peczuh Printing, FCI Constructors, Absolute Prestige Limousine Service, Suzi Productions, Eagle River Associates, Uniform Junction, Country Elegance Florists, the Palisade Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Palisade and Wine Country Inn.

Media Contact: Jean Tally, bjtally@aol.com
Event Contact: Saunders Stewart, saunders@coloradowinecountryinn.com Vendors Contact: Anne Tally, anne@coloradowinecountryinn.com