You see it each year as a prize on Top Chef: a showcase at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. But what exactly does that mean? And what separates the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen from everything else on the food festival circuit? To find out, we tapped the brains of Michael Symon, Jacques Torres, John Besh, Ed Lee, and a slew of other star talent. Is it the fresh mountain air? The sheer quantity of culinary celebrity? Keep watching for the answer — and our Aspen trend report, straight off the slopes.