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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Tequila dinners, beer tastings and more

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Monday, January 10:

Frasca Food & Wine hosts its Monday Night Wine Dinner, this week featuring Kelly Wooldridge of Alpha Wine Company presenting the wines of Aldo Conterno. The dinner costs $45 (with $35 to $45 additional for wine pairings); call 303-442-6966 or go to

Black Cat Bistro, 1964 13th Street in Boulder, is offering chef Eric Skokan's James Beard menu as a tasting menu option through Friday, January 14 -- and on Saturday, January 15, and Sunday, January 16, you can attend the James Beard Formal Dinner at Black Cat for $109 ($149 with paired wines). Visit or call 303-444-5500 for details.

Tuesday, January 11:

Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, will host a Rollin' Sushi Workshop from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for $75; reservations are required. Call 303-377-3222 or go to

El Diablo, 101 Broadway, will host a five-course tequila dinner featuring Del Maguey Single Village mezcals at 7 p.m. Admission is $75, and reservations are required; call 303-954-0324.

Culinary Connectors will host a three- to four-course dinner with wine pairings at Pizzeria Basta, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, at 6:30 p.m. For details, go to

Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, will present "One Night in Rome" from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for $79. Call 303-308-9300 or visit

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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