Some of the nation's most promising chefs, from Colorado and beyond, are taking turns manning the burners during an 11-week series at the iconic Stanley Hotel. Each weekend, the venue's newest restaurant, Table, will host a guest chef—including Trillium's Ryan Leinonen and Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg. Each chef will prepare a five course dinner with wine pairings.
Eat and drink your Broncos’ blues away at this four-course dinner with dedicated wine pairings. Celebrating PastaVino’s special relationship with their winemakers, Enzo Boglietti is in Denver from his vineyard in Italy to personally attend this annual dinner at the restaurant. Be sure to save room for the house-made limoncello served with dessert. Fri 6 p.m.
There’s no good reason to get stuck in a beer rut—especially considering all of Colorado’s craft options. Sample more than 20 innovative creations formulated by paired brewers from the Centennial State and beyond. Partnerships including Odell and New Belgium, Great Divide and Crooked Stave, and Oskar Blues and San Diego’s Saint Archer.
It's like GABF, but with liquor. Join distillers, mixologists, and craft cocktail aficionados for this weeklong celebration of all things spirited. Don't miss Thursday's Showcase—the main tasting event. Bonus: The American Craft Distillers Association will hold its first-ever national convention in Denver at the same time. Daily, times vary.
Instead of ordering takeout, make Chinese night a more special—and healthier—occasion. This cooking class emphasizes eating with your entire clan with four Chinese recipes—including shrimp and vegetable pancakes and chicken with sticky rice—that are sure to satisfy everyone. Sun 1-4 p.m.
Learn about a traditional cuisine at this lecture and dinner hosted by the Tesoro Cultural Center and Dr. Lois Frank, a professor of American Indian arts in Santa Fe. Listen to Frank discuss her curriculum on indigenous Native American foods, before sitting down for a four-course dinner, including wine pairings. Sun 7-9 p.m.
If you can trust anyone with wine pairings it's Doug Krenik, one of Colorado's 13 master sommeliers. Sample wines—a white, three reds, and a sherry—from five different regions of Spain as you enjoy a Spanish-inspired, five-course meal prepared by the chefs at Arugula. Tue 6:30 p.m.
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