Great Divide's monthly beer-and-cheese pairing is always a good draw -- and there's lots more taking place this week in Denver's foodie scene. Here's what's on the menu:
Tuesday, May 31:
Chef Daniel Asher prepares a weekly five-course, raw vegan dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. The dinners are $42, by reservation, and take place at Root Down, 1600 West 33rd Avenue. Call 303-993-4200 or visit www.rootdowndenver.com.
Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe Street, presents its Monthly Beer and Cheese Pairing, five artisan cheeses paired with five Great Divide beers. Admission is $18; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.greatdivide.com or call 303-296-9460 for details.
Wednesday, June 1:
Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, presents the Colorado Wine Dinner: Jack Rabbit Hill pairs with chef Alec Schuler to present five courses paired with organic wine. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $40 to $65; call 303-443-5100 or visit www.arugularistorante.com.
Le Central, 112 East Eighth Avenue, hosts this round of D.I.N.E.: Dinner, Ideas 'N Exchange, with professor and poet laureate David Mason. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $35; call 303-863-8094 or visit www.lecentral.com.
Zengo, 1610 Little Raven Street, offers a Sugarcane Tasting Menu, a four-course sharing menu with optional rum pairings through the end of June. The menu is $35, and rum tastings are an additional $55; call 720-904-0965 or visit www.modernmexican.com.
Flagstaff House Restaurant, 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder, hosts Tastes on the Terrace, small plates and Hawaiian-influenced cocktails inspired by Monettes and served on the terrace available throughout the summer (through the end of September). It runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and costs $10 to $15; call 303-442-4640 or visit www.flagstaffhouse.com.
Thursday, June 2:
Amendment XXI Wines, 2548 15th Street, presents the Think Pink! Rose Wine Tasting, featuring fresh and fruity Roses from the French from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free; call 303-477-5646 or visit www.amendment21wines.com.
Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue, hosts a City of Aurora Cooking Class: Wine Tasting - Viognier. It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $24 to $31; call 303-326-8630.
Friday, June 3:
Novo Roasting Facility, 3008 Larimer Street, hosts an open house with coffee tastings, ice cream, street food, a macchiato competition and more from 2 p.m. to midnight. Call 303-295-7678 or visit www.novocoffee.com.
Crested Butte Restaurant Week, showcasing dining and lodging deals in the mountain resort, features restaurant multi-course meals for $88.85 for a party of four ($22.21 per person) through Friday, June 10. Visit www.crestedbutterestaurantweek.com.
Saturday, June 4:
Sip Fine Wine & Spirits, 1920 Market Street, features free wine tastings from 4 to 7 p.m. Call 303-298-9463.
Interstate Kitchen & Bar, 901 West Tenth Avenue, presents Slot Car Saturdays: Qualify for road racing on the custom slot-car track, with drink specials available. Call 720-479-8829 or visit www.interstaterestaurant.com.
Colorado Mills, 14500 West Colfax Avenue in Golden, hosts Super Duper Mini Chefs: Budding chefs are invited to enjoy food-related activities, giveaways and more. It runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and is free; call 303-384-3000.
Sunday, June 5:
In honor of the first annual Colorado Winefest in Denver, Governor Hickenlooper has named this week Colorado Wine Week. Visit www.coloradowinefest.com.
The Boulder Brew Bus leaves from the West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, and visits Upslope, Avery and Twisted Pine Breweries every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The tour costs $30; call 303-444-3535 or visit www.thewestendtavern.com.
The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street, presents Disco Brunch Sundays; dance to a disco DJ and enjoy brunch favorites. It runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 303-825-6500 or visit www.thecornerofficedenver.com.
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