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Madeline Hotel and Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection Announces Culinary Event with Famed Celebrity Chefs

Telluride’s Only Forbes Five-Star Resort To Host Second Annual ‘Alpine Cookout’ Featuring Visiting Culinary Icons


TELLURIDE, Colo. (June 27, 2022) – This Independence Day weekend, Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, Telluride’s premiere alpine retreat, is hosting their Second Annual Alpine Cookout on July 2. Part of Auberge Resorts Collection’s Taste of Auberge, a new culinary journey bringing together exclusive chef partnerships and restaurant pop-ups at select properties throughout 2022, the Alpine Cookout will include thoughtfully curated menus and an unforgettable event that will place Telluride on the map of top epicurean destinations in the world. Celebrating the spirit of Southwestern cuisine the event will draw visiting culinary icons such as Salt Lake City celebrity Chef Viet Pham, Texas all-star Chef Dean Fearing, Phoenix famed chef Mark Tarbell and Santa Fe legend Mark Kiffin, who will collaborate with the resort’s Executive Chef Bill Greenwood on a specially curated menu, including Chef Pham’s famed Pretty Bird signature hot chicken sandwich.


“We are thrilled to welcome this impressive roster of chefs to Telluride and to our Madeline family,” said Bryan Woody, general manager, Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection. “The Southwest’s vibrant culinary culture and Telluride’s local bounty offer the perfect canvas for these chef’s skilled merging of esteemed technique with the best local ingredients to create distinctive dishes. Through the celebrity chef collaboration in partnership with our acclaimed executive chef Bill Greenwood, we look forward to guests enjoying this legendary experience to savor the culinary delights of the destination with a Southwestern twist.” 


Set to take place in Reflection Plaza, located adjacent to the resort in Village Center, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. visiting chefs will artfully infuse their masterful expertise while utilizing the vibrancy and flavors of the four corner states. Thus, providing culinary enthusiasts and apprentices with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to indulge in renowned dining experiences and world-class Southwestern cuisine. 


Jazz, folk, and indie-pop-style musical performances feature stirring acoustic guitar and mandolin as musician Daphne Gale commands melodies with lyrical sincerity and tells stories with resonance. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to INDIGENOUS LED, a project of The MICA Group, whose mission is advancing biocultural conservation on Indigenous lands through the rematriation and restoration of keystone species like buffalo. 


Culinary menu highlights include duck confit tacos, mole, cherry relish, and New Mexico corn tortillas by Chef Mark Kiffin; chicken fried quail and jalapeño cream corn with pickled red onions helmed by Chef Dean Fearing; whole sucking Berkshire pig, creamy antebellum grits with roasted local summer vegetables, slow cooked jowl cornbread, whisky BBQ sauce and sweet Carolina bbq sauce by Madeline Hotel & Residences’ Chef Bill Greenwood. Additional menu items include Rocky Mountain elk chili, lavosh, rocking with sunset cheddar and chipotle crema by Madeline Hotel & Residences’ Chef Lonnie; veracruzana octopus tostada, pickled ramps, chili aioli, avocado mouse, and scallop crudo, tomato water, house aioli, crispy garlic by Chef Mark Tarbell; ice cream cart and mountain cookie pie dessert to finish.


In addition to the epicurean experience, the resort has partnered with Crossbow Leather for a dedicated activation happening over the weekend. Designed, created and produced directly in Telluride, the brand is offering a pop-up custom hat shaping and decorating experience featuring high quality fur felt, Palm leaf hats and leather goods. Guests can create their own unique accessory to wear around town during this one-of-a-kind event and to take a piece of the local community home by means of their own work of art.


Alpine Cookout event tickets are available through Tock, linked here. For more details, please visit our website at   




About Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection

Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection is a stunning alpine resort in the historic town of Telluride, Colorado. The 83-room and 71-residence hotel blends Auberge’s distinctive flair for authentic and elevated experiences with the local flavor of the destination. Surrounded on three sides by the dramatic 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Madeline features both guest rooms and suites, as well as one- to four-bedroom residential condominiums that offer expansive Mountain Village views. Sophisticated amenities include the best ski-in/ski-out access in town; slope side Ski Valet; the Alpine Swim Club featuring a heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tubs, fire pits and al fresco lounge; an alpine-inspired spa and salon; The Madeline Ice Rink and a personal training studio. Mountain dining options include signature restaurant Black Iron Kitchen + Bar, Timber Room featuring outdoor fire tables and an indoor/outdoor bar, a private dining room. In May 2021, Madeline unveiled a dramatic propertywide redesign encompassing its social and public spaces, and guestrooms.

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Follow Madeline Hotel & Residences on Facebook and Instagram @MadelineAuberge


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 crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 22 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.

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Connect with Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook Twitter and Instagram @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge


About The Friedkin Group 

The Friedkin Group is a privately-held 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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