Mother's Day is coming next Sunday, and restaurants throughout town are cooking up plenty of opportunities to show your appreciation. We'll post a list of places that still have space later this week, for those in need of inspiration. In the meantime, here's a rundown of what's on the rest of the culinary menu this week:
The Kitchen in Denver.
Monday, May 7:
It's Magic Monday at Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street. Enjoy a magic show courtesy of Dan the Magician from 7:30 to 10 p.m. tonight.
Tuesday, May 8:
Don't miss the free weekly wine tasting at Cured, 1825 Pearl Street in Boulder, from 4 to 7 p.m. this evening.
Wednesday, May 9:
An all-chefs dinner tonight at Simms Steakhouse, 11911 West Sixth Avenue in Lakewood, will feature a collaborative menu from the chefs of Morton's The Steakhouse, Willie G's Seafood & Steak House, Simms Steakhouse, Chart House and Oceanaire. Dinner, which is paired with wine, costs $125; call 303-237-0465 to make a reservation.
Boulder Wine Merchant, 2690 Broadway Street in Boulder, is hosting a free in-store wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m.; Ernesto Catena Winery GM Matias Fraga will be pouring its signature wines. Call 303-443-6761 for details.
Thursday, May 10:
Every Thursday through summer, Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street, hosts a jazz night from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday, May 11:
The Colorado Chocolate Festival gets under way at the Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, today at 4 p.m. The two-day celebration of all things chocolate includes competitions, demonstrations, chocolate-and-beer pairings, and more than 75 vendors offering samples. Admission is $5; kids under twelve get in free. Tickets for sampling are $10 for a dozen or $20 for 25. For more information, call 303-347-8252.
Saturday, May 12:
The Colorado Chocolate Festival continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check out the website for a full schedule of events.
Sunday, May 13:
The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, 1401 Curtis Street, presents its Sexy Mama Disco Brunch in honor of Mother's Day. Beginning at 9 a.m., mothers of both children and pets are invited to enjoy free champagne, massages and childcare in addition to a disco-themed brunch menu. Call 303-825-6500 for more details.
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Mother's Day Brunch at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street, with live entertainment from the 17th Avenue Allstars and food from Hands of Thyme Catering. The all-ages show takes place at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Visit the website for more information.
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.