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Get your tickets for Cocktails & Cookie Creations

There’s still time to get your tickets for Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs on Thursday, May 28, 2015. This annual adult tasting event features savory appetizers made with Girl Scout Cookies, wine, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and more.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect this year:

  • Rah-Rah Raisins: Chef Kate Rench from Café Diva will be preparing Rah-Rah Risotto Gyro Sushi Rolls
  • Do-Si-Dos: Chef Ben Hunt from Catamount Ranch & Club will be preparing Short Rib Do-Si-Do Pad Thai
  • Samoas: Chef Jacob Jaime from Catamount Ranch & Club will be preparing Samoa Coconut Shrimp with Mango Salsa
  • Tagalongs: Chefs Sarah Seguin and Chereen Leong from bistro c.v. will be preparing Caribbean Tag-A-Bobs
  • Trefoils: Chef John Faris from Steamboat Meat and Seafood will be preparing Duck Confit with Green Chilies
  • Thin Mints: Chef Greg Smith from Fireside Catering will be preparing The Chocolate BMT with Port Wine Sauce. Chef Smith describes this dish as, “The classic BLT meets The Thin Mint Cookie.  Fireside Catering starts out by making bread with the Thin Mint cookies and Butcherknife’s Buzzcock Mild Beer. Then Chef Greg dips Applewood Smoked Bacon into a Thin Mint chocolate mixture and topped it with fresh mint and tomatoes.  Right before serving we drizzle a port wine reduction over the sandwich and add more fresh mint. It’s a perfect match for dessert.  Chocolate, Beer, and Bacon all in one bite size sandwich.”

For more information on Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs, email Carol Griffin.

Save the Date: Cocktails & Cookie Creations

Join fellow Girl Scouts, supporters, and community leaders for Cocktails & Cookie Creations! These adult tasting events feature savory appetizers made with Girl Scout Cookies, wine, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and more. Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Grand Junction is Friday, April 17, 2015.  The event in Steamboat Springs is planned for Thursday, May 28, 2015. Tickets for both nights are on sale now and sponsorships are still available.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect at Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Grand Junction:

The Local: Samoa encased in chorizo-made into a slider with chipotle aioli

Spoons: Pico de gallo corn fritter with Tagalong mole braised beef

Citrolas: Rah-Rah Raisin salmon risotto with cookie crumble balsamic reduction

Bin 707 Foodbar: Do-si-do crusted pork belly sliced on barley risotto with rhubarb gastrique

Community Hospital: Panko shortbread Ahi tuna on a honey coconut rice cake with wasabi siracha aioli

No Coast Sushi: Braised beef with Thin Mint curry, Thin Mint tabbouleh and Thin Mint Naan bread

Here are the recipes from Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs last year:

Asian Braised Pork Belly with Dos-i-dos

Mole Pork Tenderloin with Tagalongs

Samoa Badge of Courage

Good news! Greg Smith and Kate Rench are returning this year and we can’t wait to taste the new dishes they’ve created.

For more information on Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs, email Carol Griffin.

For more information on the event in Grand Junction, email Cindi Graves.

 

 

 

Cocktails & Cookie Creations raises funds for Routt County Girl Scouts

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Our May 30, 2013, Cocktails & Cookie Creations event at Catamount Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs was a huge success! More than 80 people attended this inaugural event and helped raise more than $8,500, which will be used to provide Girl Scout programming in the area and to send Routt County Girl Scouts to Keystone Science camp.

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks all event sponsors and chefs, Catamount staff and the many Routt County volunteers who made this possible. The chefs/restaurants involved included:

  • Catamount Ranch & Club, Golf Course, Chef Ben Hunt prepared Chicken Satay with Spicy Do-si-Dos Sauce
  • Catamount Ranch & Club, Lake House, Chef Dan Hoffman prepared Lamb Chop Thin Mint Mole
  • Creekside Café, Chef Joe prepared Ancho Tenderloin Crostini (Trefoils)
  • Moving Mountains, Chef Heather Craigen prepared Lemon & Almond Crusted Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto (Savannah Smiles)
  • Vista Verde Ranch, Chef Chol McGlynn prepared Shrimp Mole with Pineapple Salsa (Tagalongs)
  • Steamboat Grand, Chef Midnight Wahya prepared Samoa Crab Cakes

Lead sponsors for the event included Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation and Steamboat Motors. Beverage sponsors were South Side Liquors and Breckenridge Brewery.

In addition to fabulous creations made with Girl Scout Cookies, the evening included games, a silent auction and live entertainment by Todd Musselman. We are already looking forward to the 2nd annual event in Spring 2014.

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado, with assistance from Carol Griffin, Donor Services Manager, Girl Scouts of Colorado

Grand Junction’s Cocktails & Cookie Creations event raises funds for Girl Scouts

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Our April 19th Cocktails & Cookie Creations event at Two Rivers Winery and Chateau in Grand Junction was a huge success! More than 200 people attended and helped raise more than $19,000, which will be used to provide Girl Scout programming in the area.

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks all the event sponsors and chefs who participated, particularly our presenting sponsor U.S. Bank. Also congratulations to Christopher Boyd and Michael Aschmann of No Coast Sushi who won fan favorite with their lobster quiche with 118 votes!

We also received a lot of great media coverage of the event, including from one of our media sponsors KREX-TV (CBS) (Clip 2).

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado with assistance from Cindi Graves, Fund Development Manager for Girl Scouts of Colorado on the Western Slope.

Cocktails & Girl Scout Cookie Creations

This year marks Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary Year of the Girl, and as part of that celebration Grand Junction is hosting the 2nd annual Cocktails & Cookie Creations April 20th at The Chateau at Two Rivers Winery.

Eight of the valley’s most talented chefs will create one-of-a-kind savory appetizers using a famous Girl Scout Cookie as an ingredient. These creations will be formally paired with Colorado wine by Sommelier Monty Haltiner of Crossroads Wine & Spirits. The proceeds from this signature event provide programming for Girl Scouts throughout Western Colorado. It is the largest fundraiser for Girl Scouts on the Western Slope.

US Bank has generously agreed to serve as title sponsor for this event, but lesser sponsorship opportunities are now available. Please contact Cindi Graves, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Community Relations Manager on the Western Slope, at 970-628-8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org for more information on how you can support Girl Scouts in our community.