Meet chef Mark Denittis of Amerigo Delicatus, the shoebox-sized eatery that made our most recent "Best New Restaurants" list, and learn the basics behind one of the most eccentricly festive culinary feats: the turducken. As a professional butcher, Denittis will help you gain some stuffed-turkey savez fair. Skip tradition this holiday season. Sun 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
For one full week, more than 40 of Boulder's finest restaurants—like Brasserie Ten Ten and Radda Trattoria—will offer an exculsive three course dinner menu for the fixed price of $26 per person. In light of this year's devastating floods, there's never been a better time to support our neighboring food-focused community. Fri-Sat 5 p.m.
Austin Cueto may be the Michelin-trained chef of Hotel Teatro's Restaurant Kevin Taylor, but he's also a personable mentor—eager to help you boost your kitchen know-how. Let Cueto walk you through his "Four-Star basics" of cooking, to prepare dishes like potato crusted halibut with chanterelles and vintage port reduction. Mon 6-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a weekend spread of Icelandic cuisine at this upscale Lodo locale. Chef Tom Coohill and Icelandic guest, chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson, have prepared four and five-course transcendent dinner menus. Try dishes like the free-range lamb complemented by braised sun chokes, onions, dried grapes, and roasted hazelnuts. Thu 5-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-10 p.m., Sun 5-9 p.m.
Four courses, eight beers, and fresh seasonal fare straight from the Lucky Pie Garden—what more could you ask for? Indulge in hearty dishes of lamb and pork, before trying the melange dessert. Thu 6 p.m.
Celebrate education, local business, and cuisine all-in-one at this fundraising event to benefit the culinary students of Emily Griffith Technical College. Acclaimed chefs from restaurants like Del Frisco's and the Palm pair with these students to create a one-of-a-kind tasting menu for an evening of eclectic food and live music. Fri 6-9 p.m.
Oktoberfest heads farther west for this mountain rendition of the popular beer holiday, and Colorado microbrews replace the typical German selection. Kickoff the weekend with a cruiser bike parade through historic downtown, complete with tasting stops at various restaurants and bars. Fri 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.; Sun 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ben Parsons, a Denver-based Brit, is no ordinary winemaker. Arugula chefs Alec Schuler and Sven Hedenas have created a multicourse menu to pair specifically with Parsons' acclaimed urban vino (fermented in the heart of RiNo). Celebrate the local tastes at this highly anticipated event. Tue 6:30 p.m.
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