Look at your grocery list. Now scratch off milk, eggs, cheese, peanuts, fish, shrimp, and anything containing gluten. That’s what Amanda M. Faison, 5280’s food editor and mom to a child with food allergies, has to cope with on a daily basis. And she’s using her experience to help you by teaching the basics of allergy-specific dining—without losing the flavor you crave.
Mom always said not to play with your food, but she obviously didn't know about molecular gastronomy. Learn tricks like how to change olive oil into a powder. This class breaks down the intimidatingly named modern cooking technique to make food even more fun and encourages you to break one of your mother's kitchen commandments—for the sake of science, of course. Wed 6-9:30 p.m.
This is not the festival for small-fry brews. More than 200 commercial and home brewers will converge in Vail to share their Belgians and other high-ABV beers. The fest includes seminars, a homebrew competition, and, of course, beer tastings. Don't forget the brewmasters' dinners pairing top breweries with local Vail restaurants such as Atwater on Gore Creek.
Zengo, the Latin-Asian fusion restaurant, is ringing in the year of the horse (which starts January 31) with a special menu celebrating luck, wealth, longevity, and prosperity. Take your pick from a tailored list of entrées including steamed scallop gyoza, adobo chicken lettuce wraps, and Singapore style noodles. Thu-Sun 5-10 p.m.
Have you ever wondered if it's possible to make your own vino? The connoisseurs at Wine & Whey will show you the process for crafting your own red, white, and sparkling blends. Once fermentation is complete 45 days later, students will be invited back to bottle, label, and take home their creations. Sat 4-6 p.m.
All of Denver's southern boys and girls can get a little taste of home this Thanksgiving. The Corner Office will be serving a three-course meal complete with traditional Southern fixin's including roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, cornbread chorizo stuffing, and collard green beans. Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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