Spring is here! There is about one month left of the ski season here at Canyons Resort, which would be depressing if hanging out on the Ski Beach in the warm sunshine each afternoon wasn’t so utterly awesome. Things are shaping up for Spring Gruv with events coming thick and fast that add to the constant party atmosphere around the base area. This saturday saw a BBQ Showdown between the two top chefs in town, Aussie celebrity Chef Peter Evans and Canyon’s own Chef John Murcko.
Yeah, I’m a sucker for BBQ, so there wasn’t a chance of me missing out on some free ribs. This job is pretty tough.
The two Chefs were each cooking a special one-day only BBQ menu for the newest dining spot on the mountain, The Farm. BBQ is serious business. And the menu from each of these guys was pretty impressive: Spiced Moroccan Lamb, Seafood Cupino, Rum & Coke Ribs, Indian Lamb Lollipops and even shots of hot Butternut Squash Cider. In the name of blogging I dove into just about everything and anything I could, no prisoners!
The smell eminating from the two competing grills was perfection! I love the smell of BBQ in the . . . afternoon. It smells like victory!
The Ski Beach is definitely my favorite place to hang out on the mountain after skiing, especially on a weekend when everyone is mixing around, enjoying the sunshine and checking out everything else going on. Over the weekend, in addition to the BBQ showdown, there was another live band playing as part of the Spring Concert Series and Oakley was hanging out in their Rollin O-Lab giving away some free SWAG. I like to wander around and see what’s going on:
Obviously, I returned to the BBQ where Chef Murcko was still grilling away, this time cooking up a Seafood Cupino. I have no idea what a Cupino is, but it’s bloody delicious!
The BBQ showdown was a huge success – for my stomach! I wasn’t keeping score and there’s definitely no way I’d be able to say one amazing menu was better than the other equally amazing menu, but I’ll give the win to Chef Evans. He’s from Australia and it’s about time they got back to their winning ways again.
Seriously, come and hang out on the Ski Beach. It’s rockin’ all weekend and the best place to Apres!