Flood relief and Monkey Town 4 on this week's culinary calendar
Even with Denver Restaurant Week keeping many restaurants (and their chefs) bustling and busy, this week's culinary calender is still brimming with important events.
The tasty lineup starts with "Still Waters Run Deep: Recipes, Stories and Songs." The Flood Relief Project asked victims of Boulder's floods to share their experiences through their recipes, stories and songs; it will culminate in a benefit dinner tonight at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. For this evening the bARTer collective, which helped organize Still Waters Run Deep, collaborated with chef Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Catering to reinterpret shared recipes.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at BMoCA, 1750 13th Street in Boulder; the $100 ticket price cover an elegant dinner, as well as some artful surprise takeaways. To see if there are still spots left, go to bmoca.org/2014/01/the-flood-project-dinner-benefit or call 303-443-2122.
Tuesday, February 25
The Kitchen crew will be opening will be opening the latest location of The Kitchen in Glendale's CitySet project this week, and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight will host a grand-opening celebration. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds benefit the Kitchen's philanthropic nonprofit arm, the Kitchen Community.
OAK at Fourteenth will host its annual winter Rioja Roast at 6 p.m. tonight. The five-course meal, created by Chef Steve Redzikowski, will include dishes such as grilled Spanish octopus and chorizo-stuffed wood-oven roasted quail. Each dish will be paired with wines from the Muga Winery, a Spanish bodega; Juan Muga will be on hand. Tickets are $85 per person; for more information and a full menu, visit Oak's website.
Thursday, February 27
Colorado native Montgomery Knott will be returning to the Mile High City from New York, and bringing along his experimental, immersive food and film experience: Monkey Town 4. The curated program of video art will feature eighteen local and national artists' works projected on the dining cube's four massive walls, with a changing slate of pop-up performers and a meal of several courses created by chefs from the Populist, City, O' City/WaterCourse and Noble Swine Supper Club to complete the experience. The video cube and dining installation will operate as a nightly pop-up dinner spot, which kicks off tonight in the Exdo Hall at 3545 Larimer Street. After tonight's debut, the dining experience will run nightly except Mondays through June 1, with two seatings of 32 guests each night for the five-course meal. The price is $80, gratuity included; there's also a $50 three-course option on Tuesdays only. Go to monkeytown4.com for reservations and more information.
Friday, February 28
For this edition of Gather, the quarterly dining experience at the Denver Botanic Gardens, there will be a special price: $52.80, instead of the usual 75, in honor of Denver Restaurant Week. (It's also BYOB.) The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m., is limited to 75 attendees and seating will be family-style. The featured chef this round is Rachel Kelsey, executive chef of WaterCourse Foods. Alert: Ticket sales end Monday, February 24; to buy them, click here.
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