New Orleans-based chefs John Besh, left, and Emeril Lagasse (Photo: Huge Galdones/Food & Wine).
Michel Nischan, left, chef-owner of Dressing Room in Westport, Conn., with beverage consultant Steve Olson.
Justin Brunson, left, and Steve Allee of Masterpiece Deli in Denver serve whole roasted pig at the Swine at the Mine party.
Drew Nieporent, left, head of the New York-based Myriad Restaurant Group, and Fabio Viviani, chef of Café Firenze in Los Angeles.
Elvis Costello and the Blue Beguilers performed a benefit concert to celebrate the event's 30th anniversary (Photo: Huge Galdones/Food & Wine).
Chicago chefs Sarah Grueneberg, left, of Spiaggia and Ryan Poli of Tavernita.
Aspen Mountain was the backdrop of many parties attached to the Food & Wine Classic, including this one sponsored by a Colorado craft beer maker previewing a hotel in nearby Snowmass, Colo.
Alex Seidel, left, chef of Fruition in Denver, watched on as George Mendez of Aldea in New York City carved jamon iberico (Photo: Huge Galdones/Food & Wine).
From left: Michelle Bernstein, chef-owner of Michy’s in Miami with her chef de cuisine Bernice Daraujo and Jamie Bissonnette, chef and co-owner of Coppa and Toro in Boston.
Marc Murphy, left, chef-owner of the Landmarc restaurants in New York City, with Landmarc executive chef David Nichols.
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