There's a cornucopia of culinary events overflowing in town, starting with five memorable meals of Denver Harvest Week at the GrowHaus. You can also celebrate a big birthday, National Noodle Day and the reopening of a historic hall. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar this week.
Monday, October 5
ChoLon Bistro celebrates its fifth anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with an anniversary party featuring the restaurant's most memorable dishes from the past and present. A $60 ticket includes all food, drinks, and gratuity for the evening; grab yours here.
Harvest Week, which got under way on Sunday, will be popping up all week long at The GrowHaus. The local food fest will showcase over 35 independent Denver restaurants, and each night a group of chefs and eateries will come together to create pop-up dinner parties that include a full bar, copious amounts of food, and more. Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. you can dig into "Comfort Food Redefined," presented by Mizuna, Coohills, Vesta Dipping Grill, Work & Class, Biker Jim’s and Steuben’s. Live music will be provided by La Pompe Jazz. For tickets — prices range from $50 to $85 — and the complete lineup of this week's dinners, head over to harvestweek.com.
Blue Island Oyster Bar is celebrating its grand opening by kicking off Oystober-fest today. Every Monday in October the restaurant will be offering $1 oysters from 5 to 7 p.m., plus happy hour food and drinks from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit blueislandoysterbar.com.
Tonight Frasca Food and Wine welcomes guest Rachel Dixon, who will pour and explore the wines of Littorai. The Monday Night dinners are $50 for a prix fixe four-course tasting menu, not including the optional wine flights, which range from $40 to $50.
Tuesday, October 6
It's National Noodle Day! Celebrate at Noodles & Company, and you might just win some free grub. The homegrown fast-casual chain will be holding its second annual “Lucky Bowl” in-restaurant giveaway; stop by one of the participating locations for the chance to win hundreds of prizes — including the grand prize of free noodles for a year, given to one lucky guest at each restaurant. Today also marks the first day that the chain will be running 20 Days of Noodles Giveaways, during which guests can win even more prizes. For more information, visit the Noodles & Company Facebook page.
Johnson & Wales University just completed a $15 million renovation of Centennial Hall—formerly known as Treat Hall. You can come experience the renovations in person while you dine and drink your way through the Denver Centennial Soiree. For a $125 ticket, you can enjoy tasting stations, drinks and tours of the updated historic building. The festivities will run from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight; purchase your tickets here.
Wednesday, October 7
Firenze a Tavola will be exploring the wines of the Italian region of Trentino Alto-Adige during a mountain-vineyards wine dinner. The four-course dinner is $60; reserve your spot at the table by calling 303-561-0234.
Anthony's Pizza & Pasta and Declaration Brewing will sponsor the Well Planned Party, the Chanda Plan Foundation's Fall Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Declaration Brewing. Partake in games, brews, food and more — and raise funds for Chanda Plan Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for persons living with physical disabilities. Tickets for the fundraiser are $30 and can be purchased here.
EatDenver hosts Ed Talks at the Oriental Theater at 9:30 a.m. today; it's part of a series of six local service-industry leaders talking about hospitality and the service ethos. Tickets to the talks cost $21.97, and can be purchased here. The event is free for EatDenver restaurants and their staff.
Thursday, October 8
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The Conscious Alliance is throwing the second annual Art That Feeds Harvest Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Guests will get hors d’oeuvres created by some of Boulder's best chefs (led by chef Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Market), libations to pair with the food, a musical performance by Nahko, a silent auction and more, all at eTown Music Hall. Tickets are $125 per person for general admission or $200 for VIP; grab yours and learn more here.
Friday, October 9
Range will host Hill Family Vineyards for a special wine dinner tonight at 7 p.m. tonight, after a reception at 6:30 p.m. Ryan Hill, of Hill Family Vineyards in Napa Valley, will present five his family's award-winning wines and chef Paul Nagan will whip up food pairings. Save your seat for $125 by making reservations here.
For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to firstname.lastname@example.org. And watch for our full weekend calendar Friday.