• 3 Unique Group Activities Give Attendees a Taste of Local Flavor

    Experiences Made Easy 

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • 3 Unique Group Activities Give Attendees a Taste of Local Flavor

    Experiences Made Easy 

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

Distilled Flights by Helicopter

Savor local food and spirits, two unique venues and a helicopter ride during “Distilled Flights” offered by Marble Distilling Company in Carbondale. Available from May 1 to Nov. 1 for groups of up to six participants, the adventure begins at a family-owned ranch less than one mile from the distillery and tasting room. Tour the ranch where grains used by Marble Distilling are grown, then used in the distilling process and eventually returned to Nieslanik Beef for livestock feed. Get whisked away by Aspen Heli Charter’s Eurocopter 130B4 for an aeriel view of Marble, home of the marble used to filter the company’s spirits, build the distillery’s bar, and create national monuments like the Lincoln Memorial. 

Upon return, enjoy a farm-to-table culinary feast featuring Nieslanik Beef and other local ingredients and sip spirits paired with the meal. Complete the adventure at the tasting room, where the entry patio, rooftop deck and barrel room can be reserved by groups and lodging added by booking the five-suite luxury Distillery Inn within the working distillery. 

Creative Offerings from Viceroy Snowmass

During fair-weather months, meeting planners can set up a mini farmers’ market with Roaring Fork Valley purveyors on Viceroy Snowmass’s spacious pool deck. Attendees can meet the farmers, hear the background stories about products, and pick out snacks and items to keep in their room throughout their visit. In keeping with healthy lifestyles, groups also can book wellness walks that include a guided hike and select from a menu of various add-ons such as a post-hike neck and back massage, a meditation session on the trail, and yoga at the summit. 

The property’s You Catch, We Cook takes farm to table to another level. Following a successful hunt with Viceroy Snowmass executive chef Will Nolan, he teaches participants everything there is to know about breaking down the animal and preparing it for a meal. Hunting seasons dictate what guests can bring back to the property for preparation. 

Thirteen meetings industry-related organizations joined forces as the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado to coordinate and host the 24th annual Serving Up Hope Luncheon on Nov. 7 at Denver Mart. More than 700 industry professionals attended and raised more than $30,000 for Food Bank of the Rockies’ Denver’s Table program. Food sta - tions receiving awards included Marriott Denver Tech Center for Best Appetizer, Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel for Best Entrée, Rialto Cafe for Best Dessert, and Scratch Catering Services for People’s Choice.

 

The annual Front Range Trade Show is the place where meeting and event planners and suppliers from around the state gather to network and book business. Destination Colorado’s 21st annual event happened on Dec. 6 at The Hangar at Stanley, located in Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace. 

 

These two have been on a wild confectionary ride since opening Miette et Chocolat in Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace one year ago.