The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival begins on July 11. The three-day event features a full schedule of seminars, demonstrations (the local chef line-up follows) and dinners. Visit the website for details and ticket information.
And here's a taste of what else is on the culinary lineup this week.
Monday, July 8:
Prospect Eats, which normally takes place every Monday at Prospect Park, 700 Tenacit in Longmont, has been canceled this evening. The food truck gathering will rev back up next Monday; visit the website for the full schedule.
Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, is welcoming Charlie Humphries of Volio Vino for the restaurant's Monday night wine dinner. The four-course dinner costs $50, with additional charges for pairings; call 303-442-6966 for reservations.
Tuesday, July 9:
Ocean Prime,1465 Larimer Street, presents a wine dinner with Napa Valley's Honig Vineyard. There will be two special menu items paired with the Californian wines from 4 to 10 p.m. To make a reservation, visit the website or call 303.825.3663.
Wednesday, July 10:
Kachina Southwestern Grill, 10600 Westminster Boulevard in Westminster, has introduced a "Beast & Beer" dinner series that showcases locally raised meat and Colorado craft beer. Tonight's feast features cuts of bison from Prairie Ridge Buffalo Ranch paired with brews from New Belgium. There will be a beer-cocktail hour at 6 p.m followed by a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations are required; seats are $55 and space is limited. Call the restaurant at 303-410-5813 for more details.
The third Denver metro-area Sprouts Farmers Market opens at 7 a.m. today on East Colfax Avenue. The first 200 shoppers get a goodie bag; there are other deals and freebies through the day. Check the website for more information.
The new Broadway Farmers' Market, 23 Lincoln Street, will begin hosting vendors from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight, and continue every Wednesday through September 11. The market will focus on organic produce, flowers, Colorado goods and a changing cross-section of local live music in the street. There will also be a variety of food trucks (including Quiero Arepas, Vegan Van and Hey PB&J) stopping by throughout the season. Visit the website for more details.
Thursday, July 11:
Every Thursday through September, EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th Street, hosts a cooking class that focuses on grilling outside in the summer. Tonight's lesson starts at 6:30 p.m., and will feature chicken tacos. The $40 cost includes tastings and one well cocktail, draft beer or house wine. Call 303-389-3343 to reserve a seat.
The Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival kicks off; here's the chef-lineup:
Friday, July 12 - Location TBD Hosted by: Chef Eric Jaeger of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Featuring cuisine by Jason Vernon of Soupcon Restaurant in Crested Butte, CO, Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall in Denver, CO, and Kelly Whitaker of Pizzeria Basta in Boulder, CO.
Saturday, July 13 - Maxwell's Restaurant Hosted by: Chef Anthony Reichenbach of Maxwell's Steakhouse in Crested Butte, CO Featuring cuisine by Mike Isabella of Graffiato Restaurant in Washington D.C,. Alex Seidel of Fruition Restaurant in Denver, CO and Kelly Liken of Kelly Liken Restaurant in Vail, CO.
Saturday, July 13:
Breckenridge Brewery will throw its 23rd Anniversary Hootenanny with a Kalamath Street block party today from noon to 6 p.m., featuring specialty beers, barbecue and live music from Head for the Hills, Colorado Goat Ropers Guild, Marty Jones & the Great Unknowns and others. Tickets, $23, are available here, and include four beers, unlimited tasters of rare and unique beers, and BBQ. Call 303-623-2739 for more information.
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