Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Snake River Sporting Club Chef Partners with Jackson Hole Wine Auction and Clio Restaurant Chef

Snake River Sporting Club will be participating in the 2008 Jackson Hole Wine Auction hosted by the Grand Teton Music Festival this summer at Teton Village. Snake River Executive Chef, Bernie McDonough will be hosting Chef Ken Oringer, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Boston’s Clio restaurant at his kitchens throughout the auction festivities, as well as representing Snake River Sporting Club at The Taste of Jackson on Thursday, June 26. The Jackson Hole Wine Auction brings together award-winning chefs and culinary authorities such as the James Beard Foundation, Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appétit Magazine and Food & Wine Magazine biannually. The largest fundraiser for the Music Festival and one of the top wine auctions in the country, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction draws outstanding chefs and winemakers to the beautiful Jackson Hole valley.

Snake River Sporting Club Executive Chef, Bernie McDonough will be preparing crispy lamb cheeks with lavender and peppercorn infused strawberries for The Taste of Jackson on Thursday. Chef McDonough will also host Chef Ken Oringer at his Snake River kitchens in preparation for Oringer’s vintner dinner Thursday evening, as well as for his showcase at Saturday’s Grand Tasting event.

"We are excited to be partnering with Snake River Sporting Club on this event, particularly with their chef, Bernie McDonough, working alongside visiting chef Ken Oringer throughout the weekend,” says Jackson Hole Wine Auction Chairman, W.H. Baird Garrett. “The partnership between Snake River Sporting Club and the Grand Teton Music Festival is so successful because we share the same commitment to bringing quality experiences to the Jackson Hole community."

“The Jackson Hole Wine Auction is one of the kick-off events of our summer season in Jackson Hole and we are honored to be welcomed into the group of fine wine and food establishment on hand at the Auction,” says Bernie McDonough, Executive Chef at Snake River Sporting Club. “Having the opportunity to share my cuisine as well as share our SRSC kitchens with Chef Ken Oringer will make for a delicious, exciting weekend.”

Internationally renowned Chef Ken Oringer has worked with some of the finest kitchens in the United States, spanning stints working with David Burke in New York at River Café, serving as Pastry Chef at Al Forno in Providence, Rhode Island, and then to Boston serving first as Chef de Partie, then Sous-Chef at Le Marquis de Lafayette under Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. Chef Oringer is responsible for the start-up of Terra in Boston, a trattoria that earned a three-start accolade from the New York Times, as well as Silks in San Francisco’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel which has since earned three stars from The San Francisco Chronicle and a place on Conde Nast Traveler’s twenty best restaurants in America since Chef Oringer’s tenure.

Snake River Sporting Club is proud to be involved in the 2008 Jackson Hole Wine Auction. For more information on the Jackson Hole Wine Auction at Grand Teton Music Festival, please visit http://www.gtmf.org/wineauction/wine.shtml

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