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

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Thursday, February 10:

Encore Restaurant, 2550 East Colfax Avenue, presents the Colorado Wine & Spirits Dinner, featuring five courses. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $60; call 303-355-1112 or visit www.encoreoncolfax.com.

Citron Bistro, 3535 South Yosemite Street, presents a five-course wine dinner for $45. It starts at 6:30 p.m.; call 303-771-5800 or visit www.citronbistro.com.

Union Station, 2419 North Union Boulevard in Colorado Springs, hosts a benefit for the Third Way Center, Say It With Chocolate, the sixth annual chocolate-tasting competition. It runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $25; visit www.thirdwaycenter.org.

Amendment XXI Wines, 2548 15th Street, presents the New Zealand Wine Tasting with Sian Nagan; it runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Call 303-477-5646.

Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, hosts Valentine Cocktails, a hands-on cocktails class and cooking demo. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $35, and reservations are required; call 720-570-8686 or visit www.loladenver.com.

Baur's Ristorante, 1512 Curtis Street, hosts the Sinfully Delicious Wine Party, with Michael & David winemaker Derek Devries and six wines paired with appetizers. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $29.99; visit www.uncorkeddenver.com.

Learn how to make your own chocolate and which chocolates have the most health benefits at Mederi Health Center, 100 Jackson Street, Suite M. It starts at 7 p.m.; call 303-933-2323.

Find dozens more culinary events taking place Thursday, February 10.

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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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