Plenty of beer and wine will be flowing this evening
The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce will host the fourteenth annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival at Infinity Park Event Center, 4400 East Kentucky Avenue, tonight from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The fundraiser features more than twenty local restaurants, and participating chefs will take part in a culinary challenge to create French-inspired dishes paired with Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Among this year's judges? Cafe Society's Lori Midson.
Also on tap tonight: Chef & Brew at the Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue. The beer and food festival, which runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m., will pair twelve local chefs and breweries in a friendly competition judged by attendees.
Participating restaurants for Beaujolais & Beyond include Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery, Epicurean Catering, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, Jonesy's EatBar, La Cave Wine, Food & Boutique, Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria, Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, Lou's Food Bar, Opus Restaurant & Aria Wine Bar, Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, Root Down and Linger, Sunflower Farmers Market, Table 6, The Big Easy, The Westin Denver Downtown, and Zink Kitchen + Bar. Admission is $75; visit the website for more information.
Tickets to Chef & Brew are $39 in advance and $49 at the door. Here's the lineup:
Elise Wiggins - Panzano, paired with Prost Brewing
Troy Guard/Steve Jones- TAG, paired with Wit's End
Sheila Lucero - Jax Denver, paired with Funkwerks
Jensen Cummings - Row14, paired with Caution: Brewing
Chris Cina - Ghost Plate and Tap, paired with Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale
Brendon Doyle - City, O'City, paired with River North Brewing
Jay Leandro - Pub 17, paired with Crooked Stave
Victoria Vittori - Crock Spot, paired with Strange Brewing
Sean McGaughey - Aria/Opus, paired with West Flanders Brewing
Taylor Drew - Russel's Smokehouse, paired with Elevation Beer Company
Cory Treadway - Wynkoop, paired with Wynkoop Brewing
Travis Masar - Uncle, paired with Hogshead Brewing
Visit the Chef & Brew website for more information.
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