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The Ultimate Holiday Gift for Grillers and Barbecuers, Plus a Festive Holiday Menu

Sure, you could give that live-fire cooking-obsessed special person in your life another piece of grill gear. Or a cookbook or barbecue seasonings or a gift certificate to a favorite barbecue joint.

But this year, how about a gift that keeps on giving and the barbecue experience of a lifetime? {Researchers at Cornell University determined that unlike material goods, experiences actually become part of who we are.)

We speak, of course, about Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue University™—ranked the #1 barbecue experience by the Food Network.

Picture a summer camp for adults, set at a Forbes 5-Star, AAA 5-Diamond resort—the luxurious Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.   Envision three days and nights of burning grills, smoking barbecue pits, sizzling meats, succulent seafood, dazzling desserts, and dishes you’d never dream you could grill.

Our students come from as far away as Austria, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Graduates leave with finely honed grilling and smoking skills, through-the-roof barbecue confidence, and memories that will last a lifetime. Forbes.com writer and BBQ U™ graduate Larry Olmsted summed it up this way:

What you learn here has instant practical applications and almost every student was eagerly looking forward to getting home and wowing friends and family… 

Your professor will be PBS TV personality and bestselling author, Steven Raichlen. The world’s foremost authority on live-fire cooking (he’s lectured at Harvard and the Smithsonian), Raichlen has personally led thousands of people up what he calls “the ladder of barbecue enlightenment.”

Students learn by doing, using the more than three dozen grills and smokers at our state-of-the-art mountainside classroom, the Cheyenne Lodge at the Broadmoor.   The popular host of Project Fire and Project Smoke delivers his lessons through engaging lectures and 30-plus carefully curated recipes. Attendees will master the five methods of live-fire cooking, learn how to grill meat (including the best brisket of their lives), seafood, vegetable, and more (even cocktails) under Steven’s supervision.

Class concludes with a belt-loosening lunch of the day’s recipes.  Students have afternoons off to enjoy the Broadmoor’s three championship golf courses, spa, hiking, fishing, and other activities as well as stunning Colorado Springs.

Barbecue University™ is the ultimate holiday gift, an awesome bonding opportunity for husbands and wives, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, grandparents and grandchildren, as well as friends and co-workers.

Two sessions of BBQ U™ 2019 are scheduled: May 23 – 26 and May 26 – 29.  Packages start at $2425 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call The Broadmoor at 855-634-7711.

In the meantime, here is a sensational holiday menu we culled from past sessions of BBQ U:

Cedar planked camembert to start

Green lightening shrimp or smoked shrimp cocktail:

Grilled corn chowder

Whole smoked beef tenderloin w 3 hots horseradish sauce:

Stuffed potato

Thai grilled kale

Bacon bourbon apple crisp to finish


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