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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: From a collaborative dinner to gingerbread workshops.

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The holiday season is in full swing, and there are plenty of food-and-drink events for every denomination -- atheists included! See our online Food & Drink listings for dozens of culinary events around Colorado; meanwhile, here's a taste of what's to come this week:

Monday, December 14:

The second Highland Chefs Collaborative Dinner takes place tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Shazz, 4262 Lowell Boulevard, featuring courses by Tyler Skrivanek of Duo; Benny Kaplan of Shazz; Brad Rowell of Colt & Gray; James Rugile of Venue; and Max Mackissock of Squeaky Bean. Each course includes a wine pairing, and dinner is $75. Make your reservation -- fast -- by calling 303-477-1407.

Tuesday, December 15:

The Green Gringo is offering curbside delivery service starting today; between 1 p.m. and 1 a.m., you can get food delivered directly to you (ten-person minimum per order). Call 303-246-6723 to get yours.

Thursday, December 17:

Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe Street, hosts its monthly Hop Disciples meeting at 6 p.m.; come enjoy the delicious beer and esoteric knowledge dispensed at these meetings. RSVP to info@greatdivide.com if you plan on attending; call 303-296-9460 or visit www.greatdivide.com.

Friday, December 18:

The Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, stays true to its roots with an Organic Local Food & Wine Pairing, featuring a five-course meal of local, organic food paired with Jack Rabbit Hill and Peak Spirits Brandy libations; options include elk, fish, pork, vegan or vegetarian dishes. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. and costs $45; make reservations at 303-294-9258 and get information at www.mercurycafe.com.

The Top Latke Cookoff and Chaunukah Party takes place at Temple Micah, 2600 Leyden Street, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; admission is $5 or $20 for a family. Visit www.micahdenver.org or call 303-388-4239.

Saturday, December 19:

Bring a travel mug and a donation of a non-perishable food item to Seven Cups, 1882 South Pearl Street, for the Tea & Wassailing party. Fill your cup with tea and carol around the neighborhood; handouts of the carols will be provided, and the store is also offering 20 percent off every item today only. Call 303-777-2877.

The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys wants to help you create the best gingerbread house ever this year via the Gingerbread House Workshops; included is admission to the galleries. Staff and volunteers will help you build your house. Workshops take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today and tomorrow; call 303-322-1053 or visit www.dmmdt.org.

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