The city is awash in beer dinners this week -- but there are also many classes, food drives and the annual Top Latke Cookoff. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Monday, November 29:
The Monday Night Wine Dinner at Frasca Food & Wine, 1739 Pearl Street in Boulder, features Chiaria Leonini presenting the wines of Fattoria Felsina. Dinner, which starts at 6 p.m., is $45, and wine pairings are an additional $30 to $45. Call 303-442-6966 or go to www.frascafoodandwine.com.
Mountain High Appliance, 1130 Pine Street in Louisville, hosts Healthy Holiday Cooking & Eating, a practical cooking and nutrition workshop. The class runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $49.99; call 303-443-0353 or visit www.everydaygoodeating.com to sign up.
Door to Door Organics has started its second annual food drive, collecting canned goods from customers' doorsteps through December 10; it will deliver them, plus a company donation of fresh organic produce, to local food banks. For more info, go to www.coloradodoortodoororganics.com/fooddrive.
Tuesday, November 30:
Rioja, 1431 Larimer Street, will present a five-course wine dinner featuring the food of chef Jen Jasinski. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $95; for info, call 303-820-2282 or visit www.riojadenver.com.
Wednesday, December 1:
Star Bar, 2137 Larimer Street, will present a four-course beer dinner with chef Michael Long of Opus and New Belgium Brewing beverages. It starts at 7 p.m., and admission is $49; call 729-328-2420 or go to www.starbardenver.com.
FreshCraft, 1530 Blake Street, will host a three-course dinner inspired by barbecue/Mediterranean fusion, paired with beers from Left Hand and Ska Brewing. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $25; sign up at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/138414.
Thursday, December 2:
O's Steak & Seafood, 10600 Westminster Boulevard in Broomfield, will hold a four-course Great Divide Beer Dinner. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $50; call 303-410-5066 or visit www.westindenverboulder.com.
The Ritz-Carlton, 1881 Curtis Street, presents a Hanukkah Party with candle-lighting, latkes, wine and more, starting at 6 p.m. Call 303-312-3800.
Friday, December 3:
Temple Micah, 2600 Leyden Street, will host its annual Top Latke Cook-Off and Chanukah Party, featuring a silent auction, kids' activities and the ever-popular latke cook-off. Reserve a spot by December 1 to ensure there's enough food to go around. The event runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; call 303-388-4239 or visit www.micahdenver.org.
Saturday, December 4:
Culinary School of the Rockies, 637 South Broadway, Suite H in Boulder, will hold a Holiday Vegetarian Feast class with chef Michael Montgomery from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is $95; call 303-494-7988.
TV chef Lidia Bastianich signs her new children's picture book, Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia's Christmas Kitchen, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue, 2526 East Colfax Avenue; call 303-322-7727 or visit www.tatteredcover.com.
Q's, 2115 13th Street in Boulder, will host a Bubbles Dinner, with five courses inspired by the flavors of brioche, caviar, oysters, lemon and cream, all paired with champagne. Dinner is $90; call 303-442-4880 or visit www.qsboulder.com.
Sunday, December 5:
The Margarita, 7350 Pine Creek Road in Colorado Springs, will offer a cooking class featuring demos of four courses paired with wine at 4 p.m. for $60; call 719-598-8667.
The Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th Street, hosts the annual Dolls' Tea Party, a traditional tea with hot cocoa for kids, tea sandwiches and assorted treats, with sessions at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for kids and $40 for adults; e-mail email@example.com or call 303-628-5514.
For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.
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