Join our hometown culinary heros for a festive day of food education. Try samples from local cookbooks, like the margarita from author Amy Stewart's The Drunken Botanist. Lone Tree Brewing Company, among other microbreweries, will be there to ensure your palate is cleansed between tastings. Hunt down some nibbles of the Real Dill's artisan pickles. Sat 4-9 p.m.
Eat to help Lyons dry out. Mateo Restaurant Provencal's in-house chef Niate Bychinski joins a powerhouse team—including Oak at Fourteenth's chef Bryan Dayton—to create a seven-course meal with cocktail and wine pairings. Proceeds will benefit the Lyons area farms and ranches that were devastated by the flood. Tue 6 p.m.
Watch two swine experts—one from the city and one from the mountains—join forces during this indulgent, multicourse dining event. Chef Mark DeNittis of Denver's Amerigo Delicatus and chef Kelly Liken will present a meal and butchery demonstration on Liken's turf in Vail: Restaurant Kelly Liken. The seasonally-inspired menu will pair with craft cocktails from Leopold Bros' mixologist Ian Tulk.
Sit down to an array of stunning tapas prepared by executive chef Brandon Foster and his Vesta Dipping Grill culinary team. As far as libations are concerned—there will be an open bar. This dinner is one of Urban Peak's oldest fund raising events, with proceeds helping to benefit Denver's homeless youth. Mon 6 p.m.
Sometimes foodies get agressive. Watch 15 top chefs and 15 local brewers of Colorado's Front Range compete to create the ultimate food and beer pairing. Attendees will sample authentic creations from town fixtures like Jensen Cummings of Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery (former chef of Row 14) and Elise Wiggins of Panzano. It's gastronomy game-time, people. Fri 7-10 p.m.
Try 40 bites for 40 bucks. Taste a variety of cuisine, with participating restaurants ranging from LoHi's Lola to South Broadway's Punch Bowl Social. Share Our Strength aims to end childhood hunger in Colorado—all you have to do is dine. Bonus: Don’t miss craft cocktails from Williams & Graham. Sun 5 p.m.
This 10-day-long culinary celebration features restaurants spanning across two neighboring world class mountain resorts: Vail and Beaver Creek. Escalate your dining experienc (literally) with stunning views and savory eats. We have our eyes on the the three-course chef's menu at Vail Village's Sweet Basil. Fri-Sun, times vary.
In the heart of LoHi, choose any six samples of whiskey (Central Bistro and Bar serves more than 140 kinds) with the help of Crown Royal's expert on the topic: Robert Sickler. A multicourse menu will complement popular spirits like Bulleit Bouron and George Dickle Tennessee Whiskey. Bonus: A buzzing patio overlooks downtown—don't miss the sunset.
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