A Taste of What's on the Culinary Calendar Christmas Week

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Christmas has finally arrived and this week many in Denver will be celebrating with family and friends, but if you're not feeling up for cooking for yours this week there are still plenty of options for eating out on Christmas and Christmas eve as well as a few other tasty events this week. Keep reading for more information on this weeks festive events.

See also: Ouch! That's a Painful Name: A Second Helping of Cafe Society, December 15-19

Monday, December 22

The German American Chamber of Commerce has been hosting a Christmas market on the 16th Street Mall, where craftspeople and artisans offer rare, imported products, and food vendors dish out European fare. Grab a Brat and a Glühwein (spiced mulled wine) and warm up in the large tent while listening to free music. Christkindl market runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through tomorrow, December 23 at Skyline Park; find more information here.

Larimer Square is all decked out for the holidays. On your way to dinner tonight, stop by to hear carolers from 5 to 7 p.m. Find more details here.

Tuesday, December 23

Copper Kettle Brewing is counting down the days with the 12 Firkins of Christmas -- twelve unique casks themed around the holiday tune, "12 Days of Christmas." Today's beer is 2 Turtle Doves, a decadent chocolate and caramel stout. For more information, head to copperkettlebrewing.com.

Wednesday, December 24

Elway's Downtown will be open and serving a three-course prix fixe twist on the traditional Christmas dinner. The special menu, which is priced at $75 per person, will be offered from 5 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas day. For reservations, call Elway's at 303-312-3107.

SALT Bistro will be celebrating Christmas Eve all day long with seasonal specials including coal-roasted Monroe Farm onion soup and Alaskan king crab legs. For more information call 303-444-7258 or go to here.

The Fort Restaurant is getting all decked out and lit up for Christmas Eve, when it will be serving up a four-course holiday menu with choice of wine. For more details, visit thefort.com.

Thursday, December 25

EDGE Restaurant & Bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas day. Chef Simon will be curating a three-course prix fixe Christmas Day menu -- with a special take-home treat from the pastry kitchen. The menu is priced at $70 for adults and $30 for kids. For more information, click here.

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 cafe@westword.com.

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