Team Bravo! arrived in Colorado a few days before the 32nd Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. This year is another sold out event and it helps kick off the summer season for the town of Aspen. The weather was fantastic with sunny skies and 80 degree temps all week.
After arriving, we shopped for some basic supplies for the house: Beef Tenderloin, Caviar, Wine, etc, and then headed out for a hike. At almost 8,000 ft., it will take us Michiganders awhile to get used to the altitude. As we drove up toward the historic ghost town of Ashcroft we saw a large Cinnamon Bear! OK, we were still in our car when we encountered the big guy, but it was still exhilarating especially recognizing we all share the same goal, the pursuit of fine food! The hike was amazing, with warm weather, (something we haven't seen in Kalamazoo for a while) and snowcapped mountains as a backdrop. We packed a picnic of rustic bread and chicken salad made with olive oil that we enjoyed on the back deck of a camp house that was across the street from the old mining town.