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Asbury Provisions Hosts a Benefit for SAME Cafe, and Two More Tasty Events Today

Find the perfect bottle of bubbly for that New Year's Eve toast at Alliance Française De Denver's Champagne and cheese tasting today, help solve homelessness with pizza purchases in Boulder or enjoy an evening of old-school dishes and craft beer benefiting SAME Cafe. Keep reading for more information on this trio of tasty events.

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Just in time for your New Year's preparations, Alliance Française De Denver is holding an educational wine-tasting class on Champagne from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Alliance Française sommelier Ashley Vaughters and cheeses expert Devin Lamma from Whole Foods Market Cherry Creek will explore the taste of celebration in six Champagnes and pairings. Tickets range from $50 to $60; you can grab yours here.

Project Pie in Boulder will be donating half of the day's proceeds to benefit the Boulder Bridge House and its work to address homelessness in Boulder. The deal runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; find more information at

Asbury Provisions is throwing a Blue Plate Special Auction to benefit SAME Cafe at 5 p.m. today. Asbury is teaming up with Platt Park Brewing Co., Fort Collins Brewing, Renegade Brewing Company and Station 26 Brewing Co. for the evening of old-school dishes and craft beer -- and all proceeds from these featured specials will go to SAME Café. To increase their donation, diners can opt to "bid" more than the cost of the plate on throwback classics like meatloaf, chicken a la king, tuna noodle casserole and more. For more information, visit

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].

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