Aspen’s most storied property, Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection, will once again host a weekend of incredible gastronomic events and one-of-a-kind partnerships for its fourth annual Epicurean Passport Weekend taking place in Aspen June 13-16 alongside the Aspen Food & Wine Classic.


From intimate lounges hosted by famed vintners and mixologists, curated multi-course dinners showcasing the artistry of award-winning chefs and Black excellence, to a charity basketball game that rivals head chefs with NBA stars – Hotel Jerome continues to lead Aspen, now a Michelin Guide-recommended destination, with its unique, transformative and all-access experiences to world-renowned industry icons.


Please find some of the highlight events from the weekend below and the press release linked here.


Thursday Events:

  • Luminarias Dinner in Prospect menu by Chefs David Castro Hussong from Fauna, Javier Plascencia from Animalon, Jose Luis Hinostroza from Arca and Erasmo Casiano from Lucina, paired with reserve wines selected by Wero Cham of Vinos Boutique.


Friday Events:

  • “Elevated Hoops” 3×3 Half Court Tournament in partnership with Lexus benefiting Wine Unify, with four teams of chefs, sommeliers and vintners playing on a custom 3×3 half court. Competing chefs include Lexus Culinary Masters – Kwame Onwuachi, Shota Nakajima, Stephanie Izard and Jon Shook – David Castro, and Jose Luis Hinostroza, along with vintners La Fete and Grounded Wine Co.
  • Black on Black v.III with Chefs JJ Johnson and Ashleigh Shanti, co-hosts DLynn Proctor, Alicia Towns Franken and Gary Obligacion presenting wines by vintners Marvina Robinson, Robin + Andréa McBride John, André Mack, Carmelo Anthony, Asani Swann, Artie Johnson, Donae Burston, E40 and Channing Frye. Following dinner, the After Party continues at Bad Harriet with host Derrick Turner and Aspen Vodka.


Saturday Events:

  • Fantesca Estate & Winery Tasting with DLynn Proctorin The Hub
  • The REUNION Reception & DinnerMenu by chef Alex Espinosa from Napa Valley’s Bottega, former executive chef Dominick Maietta of San Francisco’s Coqueta and former executive chef Dena Marino from Tra Vigne Napa Valley, along with wine pairings by Josh Phelps from Ad ViVum, Rob Harrison’s Fluent Glass Cat, and Giana Chiarello, daughter of Michael Chiarello, from Chiarello Family Vineyards.


Weekend-Long Events: 

  • Live Mural Installation with Aspen Artist Jody Guralnick in the Hotel Jerome Solarium, Aspen-based artist Jody Guralnick will be painting a live mural over the course of the weekend that will stretch 32 feet wide by 6 feet high and serve as a stunning backdrop to welcome guests for three days of epicurean adventure. The live transformation of the space is a rare opportunity to witness the entire creative process from start to finish.