There are fine food festivals the world over these days. There's only one in Aspen. The Food & Wine Classic is inextricably linked to this glorious town, to the betterment of both. This is synergy at work.
The event turned out to bring in an odd mix of industry insiders and food network enthusiasts, who have never heard of superstar chefs José Andres and Thomas Keller, but flock to see Giada De Laurentiis and Gail Simmons.