If you can't make tonight's Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner at Zolo, consider picking up a signed copy of the latest America's Test Kitchen cookbook in Denver or Boulder this week, or dishing with the Kings of Pastry filmmakers. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Monday, October 4:
The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Sweet & Salty. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $43 to $56. Call 303-326-8630.
Culinary Institute of America hosts an Admissions Reception at Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer Street. Meet CIA representatives and learn about programs at 6 p.m. Call 1-800-285-4627 or visit www.ciachef.edu.
Encore Restaurant, 2550 East Colfax Avenue, and Culinary Connectors present the Culinary Connectors Supper Club at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $59; call 303-355-1112 to sign up, and visit www.culinaryconnectors.com for details.
Tuesday, October 5:
The Tattered Cover at 2526 East Colfax Avenue hosts John Willoughby, who will be discussing and signing The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook at 7:30 p.m. Call 303-322-7727 or visit www.tatteredcover.com.
Winemaker Craig MacLean will be available at Sketch, 11 West First Avenue, which is hosting a JAQK Cellars wine-tasting from 6 to 10 p.m. for $20. Call 303-484-9305 or visit www.sketch-restaurant.com.
Wednesday, October 6:
The Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents John Willoughby, who will sign America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook at 7:30 p.m. Call 303-447-2074 or visit www.boulderbookstore.com.
Thursday, October 7:
Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway, hosts the DocNight Series, featuring Kings of Pastry with filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus in person. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session and French pastries. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $12 to $15; call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter.
Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, hosts the Harvest of Hope, which raises funds for School Safe Zones and will feature a tour of Africa buffet, live entertainment, a silent auction and a marketplace. It starts at 5:30 p.m.; call 303-979-0699 or visit www.harvestofhopecolorado.org.
The Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series features Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets with author and chef Deborah Madison. A tour of heirloom vegetables in the gardens and a Slow Food Denver tasting at 5:15 and 6 p.m. precede the lecture, which takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street. Admission is $20 to $30, or $110 to $140 for series tickets; e-mail your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3580 for information.
Friday, October 8:
The City of Aurora presents a couples cooking class, Fall Food & Beer Pairing. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $48 to $112. Call 303-326-8630.
The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Frost on the Pumpkin Tea. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $23 to $29. Call 303-326-8630.
The Doubletree Aurora, 13696 East Iliff Place in Aurora, is the site of the Agency Conference: Information for food agencies, including a keynote speech, workshops and much more. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visit www.foodbankrockies.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AgencyConference.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church hosts a Dinner with Imam, vegetarian and meat options prepared by Ibrahim Kazerooni. Admission is $25, and the meal starts at 6 p.m. Call 303-832-4929.
Saturday, October 9:
The City of Aurora presents an intermediate techniques cooking class, Herbs and Spices. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $60 to $80. Call 303-326-8630.
The City of Aurora presents a kids' cooking class, Halloween Cookie House, for children age 6 to 12 accompanied by a parent. It runs from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $32 to $42. Call 303-326-8630.
The City of Aurora presents a teen cooking class, Full Flavored Vegetarian, for ages 12 to 16. It runs from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $32 to $42. Call 303-326-8630.
Visit www.chundenver.org or call 303-830-1651 for information on the inaugural CHUN Pub Crawl.
Sun Rose Cafe, 379 Main Street, Longmont, hosts Art for the Palate, presented by ArtLink Longmont and offering food and wine inspired by the Mediterranean. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit www.artlinklongmont.org.
Sunday, October 10:
Metro CareRing, 1100 East 18th Avenue, hosts the Hunger Blues BBQ, featuring local music, great food and more; bring non-perishable items to donate. It runs from noon to 2 p.m., and admission is $10 or ten pounds of food. Call 303-860-7200 or visit www.metrocarering.org.
Garden of the Gods' Gourmet, 2528 West Cucharras in Colorado Springs, hosts a Farm-to-Table Community Dinner, a fundraiser for Work Party. It starts at 5 p.m. and costs $10 to $25; call 719-471-2799 or visit www.godsgourmet.net.
For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.
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