Win two free admissions to the Ruth Tobias book signing at Trillium (WINNER UPDATE)


We have a winner of our Ruth Tobias book signing contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many hours did it take Tobias to complete her manuscript? Congrats to chrisdoubleyou, who guessed 500; the actual number is 513 hours! Chrisdoubleyou, we'll send you an e-mail with info about how to claim your prize.

Original post: "Landscape has everything to do with who Coloradans are and thus how they cook, eat, and drink," writes local food blogger and culinary author Ruth Tobias in her new cookbook Extraordinary Recipes from Denver & Boulder Chef's Table, a 224-page compendium of eighty recipes from many of the state's best chefs.

"Combined with a spotlight on cooking traditions from around the world, the Front Range dining scene has never felt so exciting and vibrant, all the while set against a singular backdrop: the Rocky Mountains," notes Tobias, who will take center stage at Trillium on Sunday, August 25 to sign copies of her book -- and you (and a guest) can join the festivities, which include a copy of Tobias's book (the stunning food photography, by the way, is courtesy of Beckenridge-Wynkoop chef Chris Cina), plus cocktails and Scandinavian canapes from Trillium chef Ryan Leinonen, for free.

See also: - Cookbooks that first inspired local chefs -- and what they turn to today - My favorite cookbooks of 2012: the first installment - Midson's favorite cookbooks of 2012: part two

But in order to be granted complimentary admission, you'll need to answer this question: How many hours did it take Tobias to complete her manuscript?

The person who comes the closest to the actual number without going over, will win. To enter, please submit your best guess, your name and a valid e-mail address (if you're already registered with MyVoiceNation, then we have your e-mail; if you're not, then we don't, and without an e-mail address, you can't win) in the comments section below.

We'll announce the winner by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 23.

The event starts at 5 p.m., and you can also purchase tickets to the book release party for $40 per person (they're going fast) by calling 303-379-9759; advance RSVP is required.

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