Cafe Society

Contest alert! Win two free seats to the Highlands Chef Collaborative Farm Dinner at Aspen Moon Farms

The final Highlands Chef Collaborative Dinner of the year is exactly six days away, and take our word for it: You don't want to miss it.

Why, you ask?

Well, consider this: The five participating chefs -- Max Mackissock (Squeaky Bean); James Rugile (Venue); Brad Rowell (Colt & Gray); Tyler Skirvanek (Duo); and Justin Brunson (Masterpiece Deli) -- are all hopping on a party bus that will chug its way to Aspen Moon, a farm in Hygiene that supplies the Squeaky Bean with the majority of its produce, where they'll cook a five-course farm dinner paired with libations from Bull & Bush Brewery, Stranahan's Colorado whiskey and the Infinite Monkey Theorem.

And one lucky Cafe Society reader will get to partake in all the frolic, which includes free bus transportation with the chefs, dinner, drinks and a tour of the farm. Oh, and you get to bring a guest. And drink on the bus. Woo-hoo!

Question is, what do you have to do to win tickets?

Simple. We're looking for your best green bean pun -- so to squeak.

See? Easy.

Bean there, pun that before, haven't you?

Put your puns in the comment section below, and we'll announce the winner with the best pun later this week, on Friday morning. By the way, the winning pun will be slapped onto the back of a T-shirt.

The dinner takes root on Monday, August 30, and the bus leaves at 5 p.m. sharp from the Squeaky Bean, 3301 Tejon Street, so before you pelt us with your best puns, make sure you can get your butt to the bus on time.

If you want to purchase tickets to the dinner, they're $75 each (bumpy bus ride included); call 303-284-0053 or e-mail [email protected] to solidify your seat.

If you want a squeak peak of the menu, it's after the jump.


First course: Heirloom tomatoes with fine herbs vinaigrette, Haystack Mountain Snowdrop cheese and focaccia tuille

Second course: Pork rillettes with grilled bread, peach compote and Aspen Moon Farm greens

Third course: Chilled corn soup with basil creme fraiche

Fourth course: Kale-wrapped chicken with ratatouille terrine and stuffed squash blossoms

Fifth course: Stranahan's Bourbon cake with peaches and crème anglaise

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Lori Midson
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