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The Twelve Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, April 22-24

Today is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate our planet this weekend than by indulging in its delicious bounty? The culinary calendar is overflowing with everything from Earth Day celebrations to the Spring Flea; keep reading for the delicious details.

Friday, April 22

In celebration of Earth Day, Denver-based organic produce businesses Earthbound Farm and WhiteWave Foods are teaming up with Denver area Safeway stores to surprise a few lucky shoppers by purchasing their carts of groceries.Teams have been stationed at five Front Range Safeways, and at 3 p.m. will pick shoppers who are making eco-friendly product purchases at Denver Safeway, 3800 West 44th Avenue, and Superior Safeway, 1601 Coalton Road. 

Jill's Restaurant at the St. Julien in Boulder will celebrate by serving up a multi-course vegan dinner. For $49.95, the six-course menu includes spring-carrot consommé with toasted chickpeas and sugar snap peas; spring-vegetable succotash with fiddlehead ferns, asparagus and morel mushrooms; roasted Colorado beets with peanuts, coconut curry and pickled onion; celery sorbet with crystallized fennel and candied orange; open mushroom ravioli with saffron potato “pasta,” toasted sesame and eggplant ragout; and Key lime pie with coconut crémeux and raspberry coulis. For reservations and more information, contact the restaurant at 720-406-7399.

Keep reading for more events this weekend.