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The Best Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

Stoic & Genuine's OysterFest runs through October 11.
Stoic & Genuine's OysterFest runs through October 11. Marc Piscotty

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Saturday, October 10
Normally, the second week in October brings a packed schedule of food and film events to Boulder as part of the Flatirons Food Film Festival. This year, of course, everything's been turned upside down, and the fest has been delayed until January 28 of next year. But you can still tune in on Saturday, October 10, when the FFFF is screening a preview of Gather, a documentary about Native Americans fighting to restore their traditional foodways. The evening includes a chef's demo from the owners of Tocabe, a Native American Eatery at 5:30 p.m., and the film screening at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the film director and participants. Viewers can also pre-order dinner from Tocabe — braised bison and wild rice bowl ($15) or three sisters wild rice bowl ($13) — by emailing [email protected] by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7; pick-up is at Tocabe, 3536 West 44th Avenue, on September 10 after 12 p.m. or Savory Spice Shop, 2041 Broadway in Boulder, on September 10 after 2 p.m. Tickets for the festival preview, $24, are on sale now at Eventive. See the Flatirons Food Film Festival website for complete details.

Saturday, October 17
If you're feeling flush on Saturday, October 17, consider splurging big on Somms for Sophie, an extravagant virtual wine dinner with a star-studded roster of chefs and sommeliers. At 6 p.m., emcee Jensen Cummings will kick off the proceedings, which consist of wines presented by Master Sommeliers Doug Krenik (Maverick Wine), Brett Zimmerman (Boulder Wine Merchant), Pascaline Lepeltier (Racines NY), and Damon Oronowski and Sean Razee (both of Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits). Food will be courtesy of Jen Jasinski (Rioja), Alex Seidel (Mercantile & Provision), Dave Query (Big Red F Restaurant Group), Hosea Rosenberg (Blackbelly) and Ty Leon (Olivia). The price tag (hefty at $1,000 per couple) benefits Sophie's Neighborhood, a nonprofit founded by Rosenberg and his wife to raise funds for the research of MCTO, an ultra-rare skeletal disorder that affects only thirty kids worldwide — among them the Rosenbergs' young daughter, Sophie. To purchase tickets, email [email protected]; everyone else who wants to help can make a donation on the Sophie's Neighborhood's website. You can find dinner details on the organization's Facebook page.
Danielle Lirette
Sunday, October 18
Italian eatery Coperta, 400 East 20th Avenue, is hosting another installment of its oft sold-out Sweet Moon brunch on Sunday, October 18. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the kitchen will be turning out sweet and savory pancakes, sides and cocktails inspired by maple syrups from across North America. Menu details have yet to be released, but September's Sweet Moon brunch included salmon, crème fraîche and bonito flake pancakes; Cubano cakes with roasted pork, ham, Swiss and mustard greens; and playful kimcheese cakes, studded with kimchi, fontina and yuzu kosho (a spicy fermented Japanese condiment). Reserve your spot now on Tock to ensure you get a shot at the most creative flapjacks in town.
West End's Really Old Whiskey dinner doesn't need a clever name. - WEST END TAVERN
West End's Really Old Whiskey dinner doesn't need a clever name.
West End Tavern
Wednesday, October 21
On Wednesday, October 21, Boulder's West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street, will be pouring whiskey that's probably older than a good portion of you reading this calendar. At 6:30 p.m., the kitchen will turn out a five-course dinner paired with a flight of 21-, 22-, 23-, 24- and 25-year-old Rhetoric bourbon. Also on the menu: a welcome cocktail, pumpkin and blue-crab risotto, short ribs, a cheese course and sticky date pudding with chocolate truffles. Tickets are $100 (includes tax and tip) on Tock. For details, including a full menu, visit the Tavern's website.

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