From WomenCook! to Civic Center Eats, Fourteen Tastiest Events This Week

Jennifer Jasinski with the late Neil Maxwell making Rioja's incredible pea risotto at an earlier WomenCook!
Jennifer Jasinski with the late Neil Maxwell making Rioja's incredible pea risotto at an earlier WomenCook!

With Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day and Mother's Day all headed our way, many of us already have full plates. But still, there are culinary events earlier this week you won't want to miss, including WomenCook! and the start of Civic Center Eats. Keep reading for all the tasty details.

Monday, May 2 

WomenCook! brings an all-women, all-star lineup of chefs (with some male helpers) to Temple Emanuel from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The twelfth annual event benefiting Work Options for Women will feature over a dozen of Denver's top chefs, live and silent auctions, and more. You can grab tickets, $125, and find all the details at

Ashley Hausman-Vaughters will be pouring the wines of Ca' del Baio at Frasca Food and Wine tonight. Frasca's Monday Night Wine Dinners are $50 for four courses, not including optional wine pairings, which range from $45 to $50. For reservations, call 303-442-6966.

Street tacos at Civic Center Eats.
Street tacos at Civic Center Eats.
Danielle Lirette

Tuesday, May 3

Civic Center Eats returns for another season at Civic Center Park — and this year, you'll want to head there not just on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but also on Wednesdays, because the trucks and vendors will roll in that day, too. The fun — including live music — runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; find out more on the Civic Center Eats site.

Range is hosting a four-course Kendall-Jackson wine dinner tonight, with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30.  Hosted by Jackson Family Wines wine master Randy Ullom, the event is $65 and includes Kendall-Jackson wine pairings with each course. For reservations, call 720-726-4800. 

From 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month, the Crimson Room will hold a cocktail class featuring mixologists AJ Snowhite and Drew Howell. Today's inaugural class will focus on juleps with a Kentucky Derby theme. Tuition is $30, which includes two cocktails, recipes to take home and more. You can register and learn more here

The Alamo Drafthouse will screen Nacho Libre at this week's Craft Dinner, which will feature the beers of Ska Brewing. The dinner-and-a movie-event starts at 7:30 p.m. and is 21-and-over only; a $30 ticket includes food and brews. Grab yours and learn more here

Keep reading for more events this week.

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