In the Haus

The folks at CultureHaus, the Denver Art Museum’s social and educational group for a younger adult demographic, are always looking for a new way to raise money or have a good time, and the resulting parties never fail to raise the bar on hip entertainment. So expect their latest tony benefit, Heir to the Grown: A Fête for the Urban Locavore, thrown in collaboration with Slow Food Denver, to follow suit.

The event will showcase local food and art and feature fare from Grower’s Organic, McCurry Farms, Haystack Mountain and the Truffle Cheese Shop prepared by Barolo Grill’s Executive Chef Brian Laird, with Colorado wines and a special GreenHaus cocktail created for the occasion. All of it will be served up in the historic Charpiot Building, 1240 31st Street in RiNo, an 1884 Italianate gem that originally served as Denver’s first apartment building and is now a renovated mixed-use urban treasure. In addition, there will be open bidding on artisan-created containers filled with artfully arranged flowers and foods from an unusual crew of contributors, including Renaissance woman Gigia Kolouch, who is a chef, artist and educator, and floral designer Shelli Nelligan of Stems Garden Design.

Eat to your heart’s delight and bid on the beautiful at Heir to the Grown from 6 to 9 p.m.; admission is $45, or $75 for a couple ($60 for CultureHaus and Slow Food members). Find information and a registration link at
Wed., July 22, 6-9 p.m., 2009

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