Chef Nitza Mendoza Will Lead Edesia Culinary Stars

Award winning Florida Chef Nitza Mendoza will be the headliner for the 2014 Edesia: A Palisade Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure on Sunday, March 30, at Wine Country Inn. Joining Mendoza are Graham Mitchell, Executive Chef, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Boulder; Jean Claude Cavalera, Chef Instructor, Escoffier School, Boulder; Jesper Jonsson, Executive Chef, [...]

By |February 11th, 2014|Categories: news|0 Comments

Jean Claude Cavalera, Chef Instructor

The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Boulder Chef Jean Claude has stories to share about his history with culinary icon Julia Child, who is credited with introducing Americans to the joy of fine dining.   He first met her early in his career in Boston, where he had been transferred from the Ritz-Carleton Laguna Nigel.   [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Categories: news|0 Comments

Griff Chiono, Chef de Cuisine, Bin 707 Foodbar, Grand Junction

A Grand Junction native, Griff Chiono studied Culinary Arts in Denver at The Art Institute. He refined his classic traditional skill set in some of the better kitchens of Seattle before working as a Sous Chef at Il Bistro Italiano in Grand Junction.  While there, Griff had the opportunity to travel throughout Italy,  further studying [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Categories: news|0 Comments

Marcelo Marino, Food and Beverage Director/Executive Chef, Wine Country Inn

Born in Argentina of an Italian father and German mother, Marcelo Marino was destined to embrace the world and its varied cultures. Having apprenticed all over Europe, Marino credits Chef Michel Guerard, one of the founders of the nouvelle cuisine movement in the 50s and 60s, as a great influence on his career.  He incorporates [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Categories: news|3 Comments

Chef Nitza Mendoza Will Lead Edesia Culinary Stars

Award winning Florida Chef Nitza Mendoza will be the headliner for the 2014 Edesia: A Palisade Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure  on Sunday, March 30, at Wine Country Inn. A native of Peru, Mendoza is an honor graduate of the Culinary Arts Program of Le Cordon Bleu College in Miami.   Although trained in classical French [...]

By |January 31st, 2014|Categories: news|0 Comments

Theo Otte, Owner/Executive Chef, 626 on Rood, Grand Junction

Guest Celebrity Theo Otte,  Owner and Executive Chef of 626 on Rood - Modern American Cuisine & Wine Bar in Grand Junction, brings 30 years of culinary experience to Edesia. Best known for innovative takes on American classics, Chef Theo is influenced by the cuisine of southern Europe, Latin American and Asia.   He will prepare [...]

By |January 30th, 2014|Categories: news|0 Comments

Jesper Jonsson, Chef Educator for the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder

Jesper Jonsson, Chef Educator at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, will be the headliner for the 2015 Edesia: A Palisade Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure on Sunday, March 29, at Wine Country Inn. He will create and prepare the menu for the VIP luncheon and participate in chef demonstrations. Recently inducted [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Categories: news|0 Comments

Tasteful event raises $20,000 for clinic

An annual benefit event pairing gourmet foods with wines and spirits raised $20,000 for a a clinic that provides health care services to uninsured residents of Mesa County. Joe Scanlon, general manager of the Wine Country Inn in Palisade and coordinator of Edesia, presented a check to the board of directors of the Marillac Clinic.

By |January 24th, 2014|Categories: news|0 Comments

Edesia food and wine festival benefits Marillac Clinic

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) — Food, wine and flame-igniting cocktails; the Wine Country Inn hosted the annual Edesia Food & Wine Festival. VIEW VIDEO “This is a kick-off to the good food, wine and spirits celebrations, here in Palisade,” said April Nichols of The Wine Country Inn. Edesia is a community event with a cause; i...

By |January 24th, 2014|Categories: news|0 Comments