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A few seats are still available for when Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute student chefs serve up “A Celebration of Haute Cuisine,” a delectable six-course dinner, at Keystone Ranch.

The annual fundraising event, which supports the institute’s culinary apprentice program at CMC Breckenridge, will be held at Keystone Ranch on Feb. 12.

Student chefs

Student chefs from the CMC Culinary Institute, like these from last year, are preparing to delight diners on Feb. 12. Photo Charles Engelbert

Tickets are nearly gone for this popular dinner, where diners enjoy fabulous food, wine and cocktail pairings. Current students of the institute will prepare the evening’s fare under the direction of Kevin Clarke, CMC director of culinary education.

New this year, the culinary team is pairing each course with a non-alcoholic beverage option in addition to alcoholic beverage pairings. A local favorite, Angry James Brewing of Silverthorne, will sponsor one of the pairings with a special beer selection.

A sampling of this year’s menu features smoked Colorado trout with sturgeon caviar, Colorado lamb with fireplace beets, spinach with candied pecan, and black cherry opera cake.

The Keystone Culinary Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Keystone Ranch, 1437 County Road 150 in Keystone. Tickets are $200 each, with patron tickets for two at $500. Table sponsorships are $2,000 for eight tickets, and supporting sponsorships are $5,000, which includes 10 tickets plus a post-event private dinner for 10 guests prepared by Chef Clarke.

For tickets and more information, contact Julia Bennett at the CMC Foundation at 970-947-8360 or jlbennett@coloradomtn.edu. More information is at cmcfoundation.org.