What's on the menu for this week? A host of wine-tastings, classes and the Winter Brew Fest. Here's a taste:
Monday, January 24:
Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, will present Quick Sautes and Pan Sauces, part of the Culinary Techniques Series, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $75; call 303-377-3222 or go to www.theseasonedchef.com.
The City of Aurora will offer Cooking for Two, a class at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $46 to $60; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.
Tuesday, January 25:
The City of Aurora will present Component Tasting, a wine-tasting class at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $24 to $31; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.
The Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, will host its Warming Winter Soups & Chowders II class, with recipe and dinner included (bring a place setting). Class runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $20 to $24; pre-registration is required. Call 720-865-3500 or go to www.botanicgardens.org.
The Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 East 35th Avenue, will host its monthly Argonaut Wine Tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., featuring wines from Australia and New Zealand as well as appetizers. Tickets are $30 to $35 and proceeds benefit the Positive Project; call 303-333-5411.
Wednesday, January 26:
The City of Aurora will present Recipe Makeovers, a class at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $46 to $60; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.
Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, will host Le Marche Wine Dinner, a five-course meal with chef Alec Schuler and importer Antonio Race presenting wine and food of Le Marche. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $40 to $65; call 303-443-5100 or visit www.arugularistorante.com.
Firenze a Tavola, 4401 Tennyson Street, will present the Wine Tasting Community Table, with four three-ounce glasses of wine included. The family-style dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $44; call 303-561-0234 or visit www.firenzeatavoladenver.com.
The Cork House, 4900 East Colfax Avenue, will host a French vs. American Winemaking Styles session with Peter Klann of Little Raven Vineyards, who will present a sampling of wines from different regions. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $45 to $55; sign up on Blacktie, www.blacktie-colorado.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=21175.
Thursday, January 27:
The City of Aurora will present a wine tasting, What's My Wine?, at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $24 to $31; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.
Benihana, 515 Zang Street in Broomfield, will kick off Sushi & Sake 101 at 6 p.m., a two-hour sushi-rolling demonstration and sake tasting. Admission is $35; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Kris Carr will share her Crazy Sexy Diet know-how.
Friday, January 28:
Bauman College, 1128 Pine Street in Boulder, will present a Taste of Bauman College from 6 to 9 p.m., with tips on nutrition and healthy cuisine, demos and guest speakers. It's free; RSVP to www.baumancollege.org.
Avery Tap Room, 5757 Arapahoe Avenue, Unit B1, in Boulder, will host the Margarete Release Event, featuring a stout with sour cherries fermented eleven months in bourbon barrels. It starts at 6 p.m. and there's no cover; call 303-440-4324 or visit www.averybrewing.com.
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, will host Kris Carr (the subject of the TLC documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer), who'll sign her new book, Crazy Sexy Diet, at 7:30 p.m. Call 303-322-7727 or visit www.tatteredcover.com.
Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue, will be the site of the Winter Brew Fest, which runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and features more than 28 craft breweries serving more than 75 beers. Tickets cost $30 to $35 and proceeds benefit Swallow Hill; go to www.denverbrewfest.com.
Saturday, January 29:
The City of Aurora will offer Fondue Fun for Kids, a class at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, for ages 6 to 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is $26 to $34; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.
Sunday, January 30:
The Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, will offer Around the World With Tea, a tasting class that runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $25 and pre-registration is required; call 720-865-3500 or visit www.botanicgardens.org.
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The Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue, will host the Meanest Green Chili Cook-Off and Sizzlin' Jazz Benefit Concert to support the victims of the Four Mile Canyon Fire. It starts at 2 p.m.; for more info, call 720-475-1182 or visit www.hatchfoundation.org.
For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.