Foodie Events: A Deal and A Dinner
By March 10, 2009 12:50 PM
This week, forget the laundry, taxes, and even the family, because food is more pressing.
Wednesday night Fromage to Yours
throws "A Spirit Cheese Tasting." The last time the Centennial-based shop hosted this indoor food fair of local artisans, including MouCo
and Haystack Mountain
, appetizer gurus Primo
and 34 Degrees
, and even dessert mavens Rocky Mountain Rustic Foods
, the cost was $25. But tomorrow's gathering, which features a talk by local distiller Todd Leopold
, is only $10.
Then Thursday evening, make a date for Tambien Cantina
's annual mezcal dinner ($75). Once a year, chef Sean Yontz (of both Tambien and Colfax's Mezcal
) pulls his best bottles of the agave liquor off the shelves and pairs them with a multicourse meal. This year, Yontz has assigned out each of the courses to a guest chef. Dave Query (owner of Big Red F
restaurant group) serves roasted scallops, Lola
's chef Jamey Fader will be making a chocolate duck sope, and Yontz' brother Cy Yontz, of The Rio Grill
in Carmel, California, is preparing crisp pork shank. Each course is paired with a different pour of the smooth, Oaxaca-made Scorpion Mezcal.
A Spirit Cheese Tasting, Curtis Ballroom, Comedy Works at the Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Scorpion Mezcal Dinner, Tambien Cantina, 250 Steele St., 303-333-1763