July 25 - 29, 2018
Crested Butte, Colorado
Chef / Owner Alex Seidel’s fame found its principle fire through his four-star Fruition Restaurant in Denver. Fruition is listed as one of the “Top Ten Restaurants in the U.S.” by gayot.com, and “25 Best Restaurants” by 5280, as well as “Number One Restaurant in Colorado”by Zagat. Food & Wine Magazine named Seidel “Best New Chef,”Denver Magazine and 5280both called him “Chef of the Year,” and he has been a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Southwest.” Alex’s focus on local food shines in his 10-acre Fruition Farms Dairy, Colorado’s first artisan sheep’s milk creamery, as well as home to a heritage breed pork, and fruits and vegetables, that supply his restaurants’ kitchens. With his most recent endeavor, Mercantile dining & provision, Alex further solidifies the continuity and sustainable relationships between restaurant, farm and market.