Bitter is better at Taste, tonight's culinary cocktail pop-up in the Golden Triangle

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The five sensations -- salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami -- that titillate and tempt our taste buds have been the focus of Taste, a pop-up culinary arts series this fall hosted by Bulthaup, a kitchen distribution company, at its studios in the Golden Triangle. And from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tonight, the final sensation -- bitter -- will be explored in food pairings and cocktails concocted by the Root Down and Linger crew. Resident mixologist Mike Henderson will be featured, creating specialty cocktails made with Art of the Age spirits.

See also: Mike Henderson says, "Be nice!"

This is the second series that Bulthaup has hosted. The first highlighted the local chef scene; this round has focused on mixologists.

The Bulthaup company was founded in Bodenkirchen, Germany over sixty years ago; it focuses on clean, modern kitchen layouts. That aesthetic is reflected in Taste, which has recruited top Denver mixologists and chefs to lend their talents to benefit the non-profit arts service Fractured Atlas. Proceeds from the tasting go to One of 99, an outreach program that helps the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver provide community food and culinary arts programs.

The bitter TASTE event starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Bulthaup location at 1038 Bannock Street. Tickets (21+) are $30; find more information 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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