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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Valentine's Day fills the menu

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Tuesday, February 8:

Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery, 4700 Cherry Creek Drive South, presents the Barley Wine, Cheese and Salumi Pairing from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is $40; call 303-759-0333 or visit www.bullandbush.com.

Oak at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts a wine dinner with Fabrizio Uuli and a five-course menu. Admission is $75; call 303-444-3622.

The Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, presents a Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class and Dinner, with recipes and dinner included (please bring a place setting). It runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $39 to $44; pre-registration is required. Call 720-865-3500 or visit www.botanicgardens.org.

Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria hosts a Chocolate & Wine pairing, four chocolate desserts paired with four wines for $15 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Lala's is at 410 East Seventh Avenue; call 303-861-9463 or visit www.lalaswinebar.com.

Culinary Connectors hosts a supper club at 6:30 p.m. with a three- to four-course dinner with wine pairings at Bacaro Venetian Taverna, 921 Pearl Street in Boulder. Visit www.culinaryconnectors.com.

The Exdo Event Center, 1399 35th Street, presents the National Kidney Foundation Great Chefs of the West event, featuring hors d'ouevre, entrees and desserts in a dine-around atmosphere from some of Denver's best restaurants, with live musical entertainment and more. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $150; visit www.kidney.org/site/505/greatchefs.cfm?ch=505.

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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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