Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection Launches Exclusive Epicurean Passport for Guests Celebrating Aspen’s Food and Wine Epicurean Passport


The Jerome Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection, the area’s most prestigious property, established as the social center of Aspen since its opening in 1889, will host exclusive dining events and partnerships to further complement the celebration of the year. destination: Aspen Food & Wine Classic. As part of Auberge Resorts Collection’s Taste of Auberge, a new culinary journey bringing together exclusive collaborations with chefs and restaurant pop-ups at select properties throughout 2022, weekend activations will take place at the Jerome Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection from June 16-19 and will include exceptional culinary programming and unforgettable epicurean events. The resort has announced an “epicurean passport” that will give guests and locals privileged access to all of the programming curated by Hotel Jerome over the long weekend, from intimate lounges hosted by world-class winemakers and mixologists to a multi-course chef’s dinner hosted by award-winning chef, author and television personality JJ Johnson. Through these transformative experiences, guests will immerse themselves in the wonders of world-class cuisine and innovative mixology that cultivate the heart of the destination and position Aspen at the forefront of the global culinary scene.

“We are honored to welcome this array of incredible talent to curate an unforgettable culinary weekend that will showcase our destination’s unique culture and vibrancy,” said Patrick Davila, General Manager of Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection. “The Jerome Hotel has become an ever-evolving epicurean icon in Aspen and this exciting weekend offers bon vivants an incredible experience that cannot be found elsewhere.”

Known for his barrier-breaking cuisine, chef JJ Johnson will host a multi-course chef’s dinner for the resort’s Black on Black event, celebrating black luminaries across the food and wine landscape. The evening will be complemented by incredible wines and innovative mixology, featuring an unparalleled roster of talent including host Dlynn Proctor, Dwayne Wade of Wade Cellars, Carmelo Anthony of What’s in Your Glass, the McBride Sisters of McBride Sisters Wine Company, Artie Johnson of XYZ Wines and Monte Rosso Brenae Royal Vineyard Manager.

The evening will begin with a private reception in The Garden, followed by a multi-course seated dinner created exclusively by Chef Johnson. Wine personality and host Dlynn Proctor will guide guests through select wine pairings by exclusive winemakers. After dinner, guests can attend a private after party at the resort’s bar and lounge, Bad Harriet, where host Gary Obligacion of acclaimed band Alinea and The Aviary will greet guests with an exclusive cocktail menu created by mixologists Joseph Stinchcomb and Tokiwa Sears. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Wine Unify, Dlynn Proctor’s nonprofit that aims to increase diversity in the wine industry through education.

The long-awaited programming of events and exclusive programming included in the features of the “Epicurean Passport”:

  • Black on Black Chef’s Dinner in the Garden – Friday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m.

The Jerome Hotel has teamed up with Chef JJ Johnson and celebrated the black stars of the wine world for a truly unforgettable evening celebrating black talent in the food and beverage space, including host DLynn Proctor, Dwayne Wade & Wade Cellars, Carmelo Anthony of What’s in Your Glass, the McBride Sisters and McBride Sisters Wine Company, Artie Johnson & XYZ Wines and Vineyard Manager Brenae Royal.

*exclusive to Epicurean Passport holders*

  • Black on Black ‘After Party’ at Bad Harriet – Friday June 17 from 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Alinea’s Gary Oblicacion will host an incredible night celebrating black mixologists at the resort’s Bad Harriet cocktail bar, including Joseph Stinchcomb and Tokiwa Sears.

*Seating at 9:00 p.m. is reserved for Epicurean Passport holders*

  • La Grande Dame Garden Gastronomy Lunch in the Garden – Saturday June 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hotel Jerome’s executive chef, Ross Kilkenny, has concocted a unique menu featuring locally sourced vegetables and herbs, complementing the precise and delicate taste of Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame. Pairings will include La Grande Dame Yayoi Kasuma, La Grande Dame en Magnum, La Grande Dame en Jeroboam and Le Grande Dame Rosé.

  • Jefferson’s Bourbon Tasting Lounge in the Garden Lounge – Saturday, June 18 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. An exclusive partnership with Jefferson’s Bourbon, where attendees will be treated to rare cask bourbon tastings accompanied by appetizers. *exclusive to Epicurean Passport holders*
  • Chef’s Dinner with Carlos Gaytan & Casa Dragones at the Garden Lounge – Saturday June 18 at 6:00 p.m. – (reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.)

Michelin-starred chef Carlos Gaytan will concoct an exclusive multi-course menu with Casa Dragones tequila pairings for an unforgettable experience in the garden of Hotel Jerome.

  • Bar Luminaires: Bar Legends Bash in Bad Harriet – Saturday 18th June – First service: 6.00pm, Second service: 9.00pm, Last service: 11.30pm

The Jerome Hotel brings together iconic bar royalty and top bartenders from Aspen to Bad Harriet for a cocktail jam session. Bar Legends features local icon Jimmy Yaeger of Jimmy’s Aspen, famed bartender and author Jim Meehan, Paul McGee aka The Godfather of Tiki and multiple James Beard Award nominee Julian Cox.

  • William Grant + Death & Co. at Wheeler Lounge – Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 – times and final details to come

Famed Death & Co celebrates Milagro tequila and Hendricks gin with intimate gatherings in the historic heart of the Jerome Hotel.

  • Casa Dragones Tequila & Caviar Petrossian at the Sky Terrace – Thursday, June 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Friday and Saturday June 17 and 18 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sip exquisite Casa Dragones tequila paired with Petrossian caviar while taking in the stunning views of Aspen Mountain from the Jerome Hotel’s private terrace.

  • Codigo Cocktail Hour at Felix Coffee Roasters – Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 16, 17 and 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Codigo takes over the Felix Coffee Roasters outpost of Hotel Jerome for a set of exclusive experiences. After the café closes for the day, the space will transform into a speakeasy, where patrons can enjoy small tastings of Codigo tequila and mezcal and live music.

  • Gray Goose Al Fresco Spritz – Friday and Saturday June 17 and 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Gray Goose Essences vodkas give way to a refreshing respite from the hustle and bustle of the day’s activities.

The Epicurean Passport is available for purchase at $1,750 per person, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting Please note that this passport is only valid for Hotel Jerome programming, it is not affiliated with Aspen Food & Wine Classic. For more details, please visit

The Jerome Hotel will also offer selected a la carte programming with event tickets available through Tock. For more details, please visit our website.

About Hotel Jérôme, Auberge Resorts Collection

Located in the heart of Aspen, the 99-room Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection, is one of the grand hotels of the American West. The 131-year-old landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, offers luxurious, contemporary accommodations and modern amenities that honor the property’s iconic mountain spirit. The hotel’s two luxurious residential penthouses offer everything from private elevator entry to spectacular mountain views. Sophisticated amenities include the legendary J-Bar, which is hailed as an Aspen institution; Prospect, an American bistro; après-ski favorite – the Living Room bar and lounge; sultry bar Bad Harriet; Felix Roasting Co., the brand’s first location outside of New York; an award-winning spa; state-of-the-art fitness facilities; ski concierge; outdoor pool and hot tub.

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About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share a handcrafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the place to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas, and gracious yet understated service. With 22 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, the Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.

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About the Friedkin Group

The Friedkin Group is a private consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit


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