This week's culinary events start off strong with a farm dinner at Ototo Food and Wine Bar, and continue with dinners devoted to wine, sushi, sake, roasted corn and green chiles. Here's what's on the menu:
Monday, August 22:
Ototo Food and Wine Bar, 1501 South Pearl Street, will host a Farm Dinner combining what's being harvested that day at the Kizaki's Den Farm in Brighton with Chateau St. Jean wines. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $70; call 303-733-2503 or visit www.ototoden.net.
Tuesday, August 23:
Row 14, 891 14th Street, will host an Intimate Monkey Theorem Wine Dinner, feature five courses paired with IMT wines. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $95; call 303-825-0100 or visit www.row14denver.com.
Wednesday, August 24:
Izakaya Den, 1518 South Pearl Street, will present "Sliced!, a sushi-making class" featuring chefs from Sushi Den, Izakaya Den and Ototo; after class, sit for a meal that includes sushi, miso soup and green tea. Call 303-777-0691 or visit www.izakayaden.net.
Thursday, August 25:
ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, 1555 Blake Street, will host Sake Event Thursday, with passed small bites and sake education. It runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and costs $35. Call 303-353-5223 or visit www.cholon.com.
Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, will be the site of Wine & Wishes, a benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation featuring wine tastings and a silent auction. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $75; visit http://cowish.ejoinme.org/myevents/2011winewishes/tabid/277294/default.aspx.
Randolph's, 1776 Grant Street, will host its regular Wine Tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. with live jazz, appetizers and tastings of eight to twelve wines. Tickets are $25; call 303-318-7272 or visit www.randolphsdenver.com.
Govnr's Park Restaurant & Tavern, 672 Logan Street, will present the iX MiXer "No Regrets" Happy Hour Experiment: The first forty drinks will be free, so get there early! Anyone who attends the event and drinks iX MiXer with their alcohol is encouraged to report on the Facebook wall how they feel the next day. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; call 303-831-8605 or visit www.govnrspark.com.
Friday, August 26:
Saturday, August 27:
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House will be the site of Art from the Heart, with cocktails and food by chef Kevin Taylor. It runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and admission is $100; call 303-235-6927.
Writer Square, 1512 Larimer Street, will be ground zero for the Shoes & Brews block party, featuring live music, complimentary drinks, restaurant tastings and more than $1,000 in shoe-shopping sprees offered in a contest; proceeds will benefit Love Hope Strength. It runs from 4 to 8 p.m., and admission is $50 to $125; visit http://shoesandbrews.org.
Lakewood's Heritage Center, 801 South Yarrow Street in Lakewood, will host the annual Chile Harvest Arts Festival through Sunday, August 28, featuring Chicano/Latino artists, fresh-roasted green chiles and more. Call 303-987-7859 or visit www.lakewood.org/hca.
Sunday, August 28:
Sustainability Park, 2500 Arapahoe Street, will be a stop on the Food Justice Tour; spokespeople from Greenleaf and Revision International will discuss food deserts, food access and more starting at 10 a.m. Admission is free; visit http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?event_Key=70129.
Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th Street, will host the Boulder Fringe Festival's Encore! Brunch, a community brunch celebrating the final day of the 2011 Fringe Festival. Ticket includes food, drinks, entertainment, and admission to one Encore show. It runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and costs $40; call 303-803-5643 or visit www.boulderfringe.com.
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