This week in culinary news, Breckenridge Brewery celebrates its anniversary, different venues around town offer Tour de France specials, Le Central launches a Wednesday night crepe special through July -- and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Tuesday, July 6:
Le Central, 112 East 8th Avenue, offers the Tour de France Prix Fixe: Belgium through Sunday, July 11, a three-course meal featuring Belgian-based mussels, waterzooi (freshwater "bouillabaisse of Flanders" and gaufrettes. The meal is $24.95; call 303-863-8094 or visit www.lecentral.com.
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, offers a Beat-the-Heat Summer Meals cooking class. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $65. Call 303-377-3222 or visit www.theseasonedchef.com.
Wednesday, July 7:
Head to Le Central, 112 East 8th Avenue, every Wednesday in July for Crepes on the Terrace, where you can make your own crepe or watch your crepe made-to-order before you enjoy it. Offering both sweet and savory crepes starting at $3.50 and up; call 303-863-8094 or visit www.lecentral.com.
Head to the GrowHaus, 4751 York Street, for a Local Food Potluck with special guests Robert DuBois and Aaron Zueck; bring food and beverages made with ingredients from local growers or highlighting local products, local beer or local wine, as well as your own plates, utensils and napkins. It starts at 6 p.m. and is free. Call 720-231-0906 or visit www.thegrowhaus.com.
Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, presents the Meinklang Biodynamic Wine Dinner, five courses paired with the Austrian wines of Meinklang. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $65. Call 303-443-5100 or visit www.arugularistorante.com.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way in Commerce City, presents the World Cup of Wine & Beer, where you can enjoy wine, beer and food, plus a silent auction, with Rapids players and coaches. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and costs $55 per individual, $100 per couple. Visit www.dickssportinggoodspark.com.
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, offers a Culinary Techniques: Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know cooking class. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on July 7 and 14 and costs $135. Call 303-377-3222 or visit www.theseasonedchef.com.
The City of Aurora offers a teen cooking class, Cake Decorating, for ages 11 to 15 through Friday, July 9. It runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and costs $54 for Aurora residents and $70 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8360.
Thursday, July 8:
The City of Aurora offers a teen cooking class, Bento Box, for ages 12 to 16. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon and costs $32 for Aurora residents and $42 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8360.
Rebecca Wood signs The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia at 7:30 p.m. at the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street in Boulder. Call 303-447-2074 or visit www.boulderbookstore.com.
The City of Aurora offers a cooking class, Crisp Italian Wines. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $22 for Aurora residents and $29 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8330.
Visit Parisi, 4401 Tennyson Street, at 6 p.m. for the Tasting Tennyson: A Gourmet Progressive Dinner, which will also stop at Tastes Wine Bar, House and Brasserie Felix on a progressive dinner with wine pairings. Admission is $89; sign up at www.denvergourmettours.com.
Breckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath Street, presents a Beer Dinner, four courses prepared by Todd Usry and paired with five beers. Admission is $40. Call 303-573-0431.
Friday, July 9:
Chefs from Beaver Creek restaurants give free culinary demonstrations on the plaza in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek through July 10. Visit www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/culinary-demo-series.aspx.
The City of Aurora offers a kids' cooking class, As the Dough Rises, for ages 7 to 12. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon and costs $24 for Aurora residents and $31 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8330.
The Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 5623 Owl Creek Road in Snowmass, hosts a Summertime Auctionette, a barbecue lunch with an ice-cream bar and art auctionette. It runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., and admission is $10. Call 970-923-3181 or visit www.andersonranch.org.
Holy Family Church, 4377 Utica Street, offers a Taste of Tennyson through Sunday, July 11, featuring popular culinary experiences from Tennyson Street's art district, live music and Italian sausage sandwiches, pizza fritta, Mexican food specialties, coffee, cake and wine. Call 303-455-1664 or visit www.holyfamilydenver.com.
Saturday, July 10:
The Colorado Anti-Violence Program presents a fundraising all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, featuring vegan pancakes, plus live entertainment to support CAVP. It runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and admission is $5 to $10 on a sliding scale. Visit www.coavp.org for details (including location).
The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl Street, co-host A Night in Morocco: Rebecca DiDomenico and Stephen Perry open their home for an abundance of Moroccan-inspired food, cocktails and music; proceeds benefit the School Food Project. Admission is $75; visit https://schoolfood.giveo.com/causes/u7pxw.
Fresh City Life offers street food cooking demos, featuring street food from different cultures. This week: Cusco, Peru, at the Denver Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway. Admission is free, and classes run from 10:30 a.m. to noon; call 720-865-1206 or visit http://denverlibrary.org/fresh.
The City of Aurora offers a cooking class, Superfood Rainbow. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $43 for Aurora residents and $56 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8360.
Visit Breckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath Street, for the 20th Anniversary Party featuring a pig roast, live music, special single-release brews and more. Admission is $10 to $20; call 303-573-0431.
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, offers a Culinary Techniques Series: Mastering Sauces cooking class. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $70. Call 303-377-3222 or visit www.theseasonedchef.com.
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