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No time like now, just four days before Christmas, for those of you blessed with holiday bonuses to blow some of that wad on tickets to the annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic, one of the biggest culinary blowouts of the year.Tickets went on sale last week for the three-day feedbag, which comes down June 19-21 and costs a mere $1,085 before March 15. Miss that deadline, and you'll dish out $1,185 -- and that, by the way, is per person. In the event that you want to spring for a "Green Pass," which gets you more friends and benefits, don't forget to wrap one for me, too.
It's by no means a cheap date, but if you fancy hobnobbing and handshaking with the likes of Danny Meyer, Rick Bayless, Mario Batali, Giada De Laurentiis, Thomas Keller, David Chang, Jacques Pepin and first-timers Art Smith and Tim Love, a hot chef from Texas, then buy your tickets now; the Classic sells out every year. You can see a slideshow from this year's Classic here.