Photos: Pairsine Food and Wine Uncorks Another Great Culinary Competition

As part of the three-day Denver International Wine Festival, the Pairsine Chefs Fine Food and Wine Competition set up tasting tables at the Westin Hotel DIA last night. Ten Colorado chefs prepared two dishes each to match with award-winning wines. This was a judged event, so the chefs brought their A-game, and ticket holders were also able to vote for the People's Choice award. This year's winners were executive chef Kyle Viera of the Oceanaire Seafood Room for the People’s Choice Award; chef de cuisine Jonathan Kaiser of Fruition for the Judges' Choice Best Chef; and Scott Snodell, executive chef of the hotel's Grill & Vine restaurant for Judges' Choice Most Creative Chef.

For more photos of the Pairsine food and wine competition, see our complete slideshow.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.