Save the date! The Shore Lodge Spring Culinary Festival is back with more chops. After a highly successful first year, the weekend-long event, dubbed a ‘must do’ for all Idaho foodies, returns April 10-12, 2015.

Guests will experience high-end cuisine firsthand, learning from some of our state’s top chefs. The festival kicks off Friday evening with Meet The Chefs reception and cooking demonstration. Four simultaneous cooking classes will allow attendees to get up close with the featured chefs and practice their tricks of the trade. Afterwards, meet and mingle over cocktails and passed appetizers.

The following morning, the heat gets turned way up with the second ever Culinary King of the Mountain competition. Our own Executive Chef Steve Topple will be defending his title as the other three chefs vie for it in a cooking competition modeled after Food Network’s popular show, “Chopped.” Want to throw down alongside the chefs? A very lucky few will have the opportunity to join in the battle with the VIP Chef’s package. During the competition a farmer’s market will be hosted in the lower pavilion where guests can enjoy goods from some of Idaho’s most acclaimed culinary purveyors. Later that day, a wine education class will be offered in The Narrows and Saturday night will round out with an extremely special winemaker’s dinner. All four chefs will put their competitive sides aside and come together to create a special menu to be paired with the wines of Joseph Phelps Vineyards.

To round out the festival, Sunday will feature a celebratory farewell brunch. Guests can head to the Lake Grill to enjoy an omelet making class and celebratory champagne cocktails to toast to the end of an unforgettable weekend.

Whether you were a part of last year’s fun or new to the experience, this is a McCall, Idaho event that’s not to be missed. Lodging and event details are available now for booking on our packages page. Stay tuned for more information on our featured chefs and all of the excitement from the 2015 Shore Lodge Spring Culinary Festival.