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From Cookies to Cooking Lessons, Nine Tasty Culinary Events This Week

Get ready for Valentine's Day by making your sweetie a cookie today, or sign up for a couple's cooking class later this week. And for those who simply want a lovely time this week, with or without a mate, there are plenty of appetizing events on the culinary calendar. Keep reading for a taste.

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Monday, February 9

Frasca Food and Wine will feature the Wines of Tenuta Sette Cieli, with guest Ambrogio Cremona Ratti, tonight at its Monday Night Wine Dinner. Dinners are $50 per person for four courses, not including optional wine pairings (ranging from $45-$50/person). For reservations and more information, call Frasca at 303-442-6966.

Today from 11 a.m. to noon, you can drop by the Ross Cherry Creek branch of the Denver Public Library to decorate a sweet treat for your valentine. Decorating supplies and cookies are complimentary, courtesy of Whole Foods.

Tuesday, February 10

Flour and Fire, the dinner series at the original BoulderPizzeria Locale, is designed to showcase Pizzeria Locale's pizza oven as the restaurant expands beyond pizza to explore traditional southern Italian cooking "al forno" with the head pizzaiolo Matt Perez. The dinner starting at 7:30 p.m. is $45 per person; for more information call the pizzeria at 303-442-3003.

In honor of year one for Atticus, chef Matt Mine will be offering a Chef's Tasting Menu all week; the lineup will change daily. And tonight, the restaurant will hold its official Anniversary Dinner featuring four courses for $60, with an optional $30 wine pairing. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m.; call Atticus at 720-459-8273 for more information.

Wednesday, February 11

Frasca Food and Wine's first Tastemaker event of the year features Luca Currado of the Barolo region's Vietti Wines. Get to know the wine and winemaker over dinner, which starts at 6 p.m. Seats are $465 per person; visit

The Denny's at 1605 Federal Boulevard is reopening at 9 a.m. today after a remodel, and will celebrate by giving the first hundred guests a free Original Grand Slam breakfast. The festivities will continue through lunch and dinner, and hundreds of additional prizes will be given away during the day-long celebration.

Thursday, February 12

Boulder County Farmers' Markets will host an informational CSA Fair at Chautauqua's Community House from to 5 to 7 p.m., featuring thirteen local producers involved with community-supported agriculture programs. Guests will learn about the benefits of having a CSA share and about their membership options for the 2015 season, involving everything from fruits and vegetables, to meat, eggs, flowers, wine and even preserved local produce. The first firty guests will receive a half-dozen fresh eggs from Jodar Farms; Three Leaf Concepts will be providing the refreshments and snacks. For more information, visit

Friday, February 13

Maya, in Beaver Creek, will be holding a special dinner and book signing with chef Richard Sandoval, in support of his book New Latin Flavors. The dinner will feature four courses paired with Arta Tequila cocktails; each guest will receive a signed copy of the cookbook. The price for the dinner, which starts at 7 p.m., is $75; make a reservation by calling Maya at 970-790-5500.

Head to Cook Street Cooking School to spice up your love life with an evening that's guaranteed to stir up more than just delicious dishes. Take date night to new heights with a cooking class that's perfect for pairs. The course is $99 per person and the price includes wine or cocktails with the meal.

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].