Five @ Five, Earth Day and more on the calendar this week
Matt Selby, Kevin Morrison, Sean Yontz, Jorel Pierce and Ian Kleinman
It's the sixth anniversary of the Denver Five -- a collaborative dining project from some of Denver's most reputable chefs. And the crew is celebrating tonight with a Five @ Five dinner featuring five paired courses from Matt Selby, Sean Yontz, Ian Kleinman, Kevin Morrison and Jorel Pierce. The location, however, has changed due to the number of seats sold so far. The dinner was originally planned to be held at El Diablo, but has since been relocated to Studio F, 1801 Wynkoop Street.
There are still seats available, but they're going quickly. Call 303-293-2224 for more information. And keep reading for the rest of this week's menu.
Monday, April 22:
Ace, 501 East 17th Avenue, introduced a new happy-hour menu yesterday. For $5, patrons can customize their own cocktail, matching one of Ace's eight signature sodas with eight different types of liquor. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Call the restaurant -- our choice for Best New Bar in the Best of Denver 2013 -- at 303-800-7705 for more details.
Edge Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th Street, has also released a new spring menu. The seasonal dinner menu features seafood, soups and an updated version of the popular Foie Gras PB&J; check the website for the full menu.
Monday, April 22 (continued):
It's Earth Day at Pizza Fusion, 571 East Colfax Avenue, and the shop is honoring Mother Nature by offering a buy-one-get-one deal on pies all day. Call 303-830-0223 for more information.
Highland Tavern, 3400 Navajo Street, is hosting a screening of the restaurant's appearance on the popular Food Network show, Diners Drive-in and Dives tonight at 8 p.m. Call 303-433-1990 for more details.
Tuesday, April 23:
Charcoal, 43 West 9th Avenue, is hosting a five-course beer dinner this evening at 7 p.m. Each course will be paired a rare Belgian beer; tickets are $70 with pairings. Call the restaurant at 303-454-0000 to reserve a seat.
Wednesday, April 24:
Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street, is celebrating spring with a four-course lamb dinner this evening. The dinner costs $65 and includes wine pairings; call 303-379-9759 to RSVP.
Project Angel Heart Facebook page
Thursday, April 25:
Over 300 Denver area restaurants will be participating in Dining Out for Life today. The annual fundraiser benefits Project Angel Heart, which provides life-sustaining meals for Coloradans suffering from illness. Each of those restaurants will donate 25 percent of that day's food sales to the cause. Visit the website for a full listing of participating businesses.
Bruegger's Bagel's is providing free bagels at all of its locations today until 2 p.m. In exchange for the deal, the chain is encouraging customers to donate to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Visit the bakery's Facebook page to download the coupon.
Opus & Aria Facebook page
Friday, April 26:
Opus & Aria Wine Bar is unveiling a new spring menu at its new Cherry Creek location, 250 Josephine, from 4 to 6 p.m. today. The selection is locally-inspired and includes meats from Two Mile Ranch and Tender Belly. Call 303-355-5853 to RSVP.
Saturday, April 27:
Carlo Petrini, founder of the International Slow Food Movement, will be in Denver April 27-28. Petrini will be speaking about global food systems tonight from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the University of Denver. He will also be visiting school garden projects to promote the local food community; visit the Slow Foods website for details.
For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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