Article by Maddie Vincent – July 2020
With the guiding values of connection, food and community, Snowmass Base Village is partnering with local chefs Mawa McQueen and Martin Oswald to host a community dinner next week.
The dinner, which will be outside of The Collective and will feature four courses with an optional wine pairing, aims to bring people together for a fun, unique culinary experience while abiding by public health and safety guidelines.
“We’ll use Colorado ingredients prepared with an international flair,” McQueen said. “It’ll be a fun, safe way to bring the community together.”
McQueen and Oswald — renowned Aspen chefs who have been friends for years — are “neighbors” in Base Village, with McQueen running The Crepe Shack and Oswald the mix6 restaurant inside of The Collective.
“We’re pouring our hearts and souls into this so people can experience something different in Snowmass,” McQueen said.
Dawn Blasberg, plaza and events manager for Snowmass Base Village, said the village developers have been wanting to host a community dinner for some time and are excited to be working with McQueen and Oswald.
“All in all it seems a lot of people want to do stuff and to do it in a way that’s safe for them and their families,” Blasberg said. “And it’s important to us to help make that happen.”