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The Monday night wine dinners keep flowing at Frasca Food and Wine; tonight's edition, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature a flight of various wines presented by Jeff Morgenthal, wine director for Drago in Santa Monica. Morgenthal, along with Frasca's Bobby Stuckey, will pour the wines of Tercic, a winery based in the San Floriano del Collio region in the easternmost area of northern Italy and will include such wines as Friulano, Malvasia/Friulano blend, Vino deli and Merlot. Wines will be paired with a seasonal, four-course meal prepared by chef/co-owner Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson. Tickets are $50, not including optional wine pairing for an additional $45 to $50. Call 303-442-6966 for a reservation.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 Join local master sommelier Doug Krenik at Arugula Bar e Ristorante as he and Arugula's own Master Sommelier guides guests through a tasting of various wines from Spain beginning at 6:30 p.m. All wines -- one white, three reds and one sherry -- will be accompanied by a Spanish-inspired menu created by chefs Alec Schuler and Sven Hedenas. Tickets are $45, with an additional $35 per person for the wines (plus tax and gratuity); to reserve a seat, call 303-443-5100.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 Foodscapes, a new project by Soul Cocina that explores the farm-to-table movement through the arts, will be partnering up with SERES, a non-profit organization that helps spread sustainability in Guatemala, on a Chocolate Odyssey. Tonight's event starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Posner Center, will be a sensory exploration of the cacao plant and surrounding issues. Chef Roger Feely of Soul Cocina will create a multi-course meal featuring chocolate in every dish. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 The Warwick Denver Hotel is teaming up with Colorado Springs-based Bristol Brewing Company for a winter beer tasting, with beers ranging from the robust Smokebrush Porter to the Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout. Hors d'oeuvres will be served alongside the beer. Tickets are $20 and also buy you a great panoramic view of the city from the fifteenth floor; call 303-318-7272 to reserve a spot.
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 [email protected].