By Lou Jane Temple
The knives are out!Heaven Lee-- proprietress extraordinaire of Kansas City's celebrated Cafe Heaven-- knew she needed to watch her again at Aspen's gossipy actual Dish meals pageant. however it wasn't until eventually the saucy prepare dinner stumbled around the battered physique of 1 of the easiest Chef contestants that she discovered how lethal the contest may be.Every June, 5 thousand gourmands from around the globe assemble within the stylish inn city of Aspen, sipping wine within the pristine mountain air as 5 star cooks conflict for the simplest Chef identify. whilst the rivals begin to drop, there is a bountiful offer of suspects. The intrepid Heaven discovers ratings to settle, Hollywood objectives, and outright malice earlier than ensuring a vicious killer will get their simply deserts!
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Joe and Chris were both performance artists and did traditional theater stuff to boot. Together they produced an open mike night at Café Heaven, and this had gotten them and the café lots of publicity, sometimes more than they wanted. Chris did a lot of work with social issues and gay social issues in particular. He had received several grants and writing awards in the last couple of years. Joe concentrated more on acting and set design. He had worked on three or four films and made-for-TV movies that had been shot in Kansas City.
Holding his Kansas City wine dinner at Café Heaven wasn’t his first choice. But the elegant, white-tablecloth restaurants hadn’t been interested in Australian wines when Rowland started these tours. Heaven, however, already had four Australian wines on her list. Heaven’s trendy-but-poor midtown customers were always looking for alternatives to those expensive California cabernets. When Rowland’s wholesaler called and explained the situation, Heaven didn’t mind being asked to do a dinner after the fancy establishments had said no.
Lots of Kansas City people have houses in Aspen, so I can usually get a free place to stay. And one of my husbands…” “Oh, oh. One? That implies there have been more than one. I should have known,” Rowland said. “And that, my dear, is another story. Sol Steinberg was a great skier. ” “Oh, yes, the infamous journalist. Well, even without Hunter Thompson, I find Woody Creek full of local color. Good margaritas, too. ” Rowland slowed down for the speed bump that announced they were almost at the log building that housed an art gallery, the Woody Creek post office, and the tavern.