Wine-paired: sounds fancy—and expensive—doesn't it? It doesn't have to be. Learn the basics by sampling six varietals of wine from around the world, each paired with an unintimidating dish (like what to pair with a burger). Then go home and impress your friends. Sun 3-5 p.m.
Don't let those great farmer's market finds rot in your crisper. Learn to prepare seasonal veggie fare at this evening workshop. Students can look forward to chilled carrot soup, English pea and mint risotto, strawberry sorbet, and more—all farm fresh. Tue 5:30-9 p.m.
A favorite of craft beer lovers for its hoppy goodness, IPA is the star of this summer brewfest. Enjoy sips from 20 breweries (like Oskar Blues Brewery, Upslope Brewing Company, or Lagunitas Brewing Company), barbecue from West End Tavern's Rolling Smoke mobile catering, live music, and lawn games. Sun 1-5 p.m.
Sicilian cooks are known for their rustic cuisine built on tradition. Learn from and eat with famous Italian chef-instructor, Fabrizia Lanza as she prepares some of her favorite dishes (fresh tagliatelle pasta with artichokes, saffron potatoes, braised lamb stew, and cannoli) from her cookbook Coming Home to Sicily. Guests will take home a signed copy. Sat noon.
Coloradans have been making wine for more than a century. Taste the tradition and meet our great state's winemakers including those from Littleton's Avanti Winery and Palisade's Varaison Vineyards at this 10th anniversary celebration grand wine tasting event. Pair your sips with eats from the Bistro Colorado, Little India, or Jessie's Smokin' NOLA food trucks. Sat 2-8 p.m.
How do you make dinner without meat—or dairy? Learn to cook vegan (including desserts) with star chefs of the vegan cooking world—including Alan Roettinger, author of Speed Vegan and private chef to the stars—at this health/environment fair. Get inspired by sampling dishes and listening to health, diet, and environmental talks. Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Raise a Boulder County brew in participation of a nationwide cheers, honoring American Craft Beer Week. Sip craft beer samples from 13 local breweries including Avery Brewing Company, Oskar Blues, and Fate Brewing Company. Peruse the Boulder's History on Tap exhibit inside the museum. Thu 5:30-8 p.m.
Denver's top chefs coming together to make dinner—count us in! The all-star Five team (Sean Yontz of El Diablo, Brian Laird of Sketch, Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall, and sommelier Jonathan Greschler) will be led by Matt Selby of Corner House for this five-course wine- or cocktail-paired dinner. Secure your spot as tickets go fast for these intimate dinners (part of an on-going series).
When Denver's favorite bartenders face-off to create the tastiest cocktail everyone wins. This afternoon fund-raiser pits people's choice bartenders from Denver bars including Black Crown, Charlie's Denver, and the Denver Wrangler in competitions like favorite flair bartending routine (think: tossing, spinning, and juggling booze) to raise funds for the Denver Colorado AIDS Project.
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