Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer dinners, Super Bowl parties and more

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Looking for somewhere to spend Super Bowl Sunday? We've got a few options -- plus beer dinners, workshops and more to keep you occupied in the meantime. Here's what's on the menu:

Monday, January 31:

Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents its Monday Night Wine Dinner, where Anne Hay of Domaine Select Imports will present the wines of Veneto's Corte Sant'Alda. Dinner is $45, with wine pairings running an additional $30 to $45 per person, and reservations are required; call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.

Tuesday, February 1:

Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, 950 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents Vino 201: Spain, at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25 to $35; call 303-442-7771 or visit www.centrolatinkitchen.com.

Culinary Connectors hosts a supper club at 6:30 p.m. with a three- to four-course dinner with wine pairings at Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street. Visit www.culinaryconnectors.com.

Elway's Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street, presents Aphrodisiac Delights through February 14: Enjoy additions to the daily happy hour menu, a Flirtini cocktail and specials; there's a package featuring overnight accommodations and the opera Rusalka on February 12. Call 303-312-3107 or visit www.elways.com.

All three Mountain Sun Pub locations host Stout Month, with featured stouts on tap, a homebrew competition and more -- as well as the 13th annual Chop Month, where employees and owners will cut their hair in unusual styles and shapes, culminating in Chop King competitions for the public -- throughout the entire month of February. Visit www.mountainsunpub.com.

Colorado Free University's Lowry Campus, 7653 East First Place, hosts Cupcake Love from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $49 to $61; call 303-399-0093 or visit www.freeu.com.

Wednesday, February 2:

Rioja, 1431 Larimer Street, hosts a Cookbook Dinner with a multi-course feast from the pages of the new Rioja cookbook, The Perfect Bite. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $150; call 303-820-2282 or visit www.riojadenver.com.

Thursday, February 3:

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street, presents the Winter Beer Pairing Dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. (tickets can be reserved by time slot). The dinner offers five courses paired with winter brews and costs $45; reserve your spot at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153111.

Lucy, 5345 Landmark Place in Englewood, presents the Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Wine Dinner, five courses paired with Kendall-Jackson wines and hosted by comedian Chuck Roy. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $65; call 720-274-6800 or visit www.lucyrestaurant.com.

Both Ling & Louie's locations (8354 Northfield Boulevard, Suite 1710, and 1201 16th Street, Suite 104) present Chinese New Year Celebrations, with a special "Feast of Fortune" menu, Chinese traditions and more through Saturday, February 5. Visit www.lingandlouies.com.

Friday, February 4:

Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, releases the Coupler, a Valentine's imperial stout with hot peppers and cocoa nibs aged in a Stranahan's barrel. Call 303-297-2700 or visit www.wynkoop.com.

Bonacquisti Wine Company, 4640 Pecos Street, hosts the CESDSA wine tasting to help benefit the Colorado Educational Services and Development Association. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $25 to $40; visit www.cesda.org.

Saturday, February 5:

The Assistance League of Denver, 1400 Josephine Street, hosts the Victorian Valentine Tea at 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. for $25. Call 303-338-1014.

The Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, presents a Salad on the Sill class, where you can learn to grow organic produce mid-winter. It runs from 10 a.m. to noon and costs $32 to $37; pre-registration is required. Call 720-865-3500 or visit www.botanicgardens.org.

Erico Motorsports, 2855 Walnut Street, hosts the Jewish Experience Wine & Cheese event with exotic European motorcycles, live street performers, wine and cheese and more, all to benefit the Jewish Experience. It starts at 8 p.m. and costs $100 to attend; call 303-308-1811 or visit www.ericomotorsports.com.

Olde Town Arvada will be the site of the annual Chocolate Affair, a family event featuring a treasure hunt, contests, face-painting, storytelling and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 720-898-7400 or visit www.arvadafestivals.com.

Vesta Dipping Grill, 1882 Blake Street, hosts the seventh annual Mustache Festival at 5 p.m. Admission is free; call 303-296-1970 or visit www.vestagrill.com.

Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, hosts the Reel Social Club Oscar Nomination Brunch, the kickoff to the annual Party With Oscar with a catered brunch, bottomless mimosas and a private screening of one of the nominated Best Pictures. It starts at 10 a.m. and costs $15; call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org.

Sunday, February 6:

The Denver Zine Library, 1644 Platte Street, Studio 107, presents the Denver Zine Library Super Bowl Chili Cookoff at 1 p.m.; admission is a $3 to $5 sliding scale. Visit www.denverzinelibrary.org.

Highland Tap and Burger, 2223 West 32nd Avenue, presents the Super Bowl Brunch and Party with brunch, bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar, patio tailgate and more starting at 10 a.m. Admission is free; call 720-287-4493.

The Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 East First Avenue, presents the Ultimate Super Bowl Party, an all-you-can-eat buffet with pizza, wings and a chili bar, plus unlimited Bud and Bud Light drafts and the game projected on three giant movie screens, a "square pool" and more. It starts at 3:30 p.m. and costs $40; call 303-366-0007 or visit www.soileddove.com.

Elway's Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street, is hosting a Superbowl Game Day Celebration with drink and appetizer specials, including green chili nachos, wing flight, sliders, Guinness floats and more. It runs from 2 to 9 p.m.; call 303-312-3107 or visit www.elways.com.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.

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