D.I.N.E., Colorado Wine Dinner and more on this week's culinary calendar

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Great Divide's monthly beer-and-cheese pairing is always a good draw -- and there's lots more taking place this week in Denver's foodie scene. Here's what's on the menu:

Tuesday, May 31:

Chef Daniel Asher prepares a weekly five-course, raw vegan dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. The dinners are $42, by reservation, and take place at Root Down, 1600 West 33rd Avenue. Call 303-993-4200 or visit www.rootdowndenver.com.

Casselman's Bar & Venue, 2620 Walnut Street, offers Taco Tuesdays -- free ground-beef tacos available from 6 p.m. until they run out. Call 720-242-8923 or visit www.casselmans.com.

Tahona Tequila Bistro, 1035 Pearl Street in Boulder, offers Meal & Marg, where you can enjoy an appetizer, entree and blue agave margarita for $18. Call 303-938-9600 or visit www.tahonaboulder.com.

Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe Street, presents its Monthly Beer and Cheese Pairing, five artisan cheeses paired with five Great Divide beers. Admission is $18; RSVP to info@greatdivide.com. Visit www.greatdivide.com or call 303-296-9460 for details.

Wednesday, June 1:

Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, presents the Colorado Wine Dinner: Jack Rabbit Hill pairs with chef Alec Schuler to present five courses paired with organic wine. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $40 to $65; call 303-443-5100 or visit www.arugularistorante.com.

Le Central, 112 East Eighth Avenue, hosts this round of D.I.N.E.: Dinner, Ideas 'N Exchange, with professor and poet laureate David Mason. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $35; call 303-863-8094 or visit www.lecentral.com.

Zengo, 1610 Little Raven Street, offers a Sugarcane Tasting Menu, a four-course sharing menu with optional rum pairings through the end of June. The menu is $35, and rum tastings are an additional $55; call 720-904-0965 or visit www.modernmexican.com.

Flagstaff House Restaurant, 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder, hosts Tastes on the Terrace, small plates and Hawaiian-influenced cocktails inspired by Monettes and served on the terrace available throughout the summer (through the end of September). It runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and costs $10 to $15; call 303-442-4640 or visit www.flagstaffhouse.com.

Thursday, June 2:

Amendment XXI Wines, 2548 15th Street, presents the Think Pink! Rose Wine Tasting, featuring fresh and fruity Roses from the French from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free; call 303-477-5646 or visit www.amendment21wines.com.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue, hosts a City of Aurora Cooking Class: Wine Tasting - Viognier. It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $24 to $31; call 303-326-8630.

Friday, June 3:

Novo Roasting Facility, 3008 Larimer Street, hosts an open house with coffee tastings, ice cream, street food, a macchiato competition and more from 2 p.m. to midnight. Call 303-295-7678 or visit www.novocoffee.com.

Paonia hosts the Gears and Beers festival through Saturday, June 4, with early-season riding, scavenger hunts, a costume parade, live music, brews and more. Visit www.gearsandbeersfest.com.

Crested Butte Restaurant Week, showcasing dining and lodging deals in the mountain resort, features restaurant multi-course meals for $88.85 for a party of four ($22.21 per person) through Friday, June 10. Visit www.crestedbutterestaurantweek.com.

Il Mondo Vecchio, 1174 South Cherokee Street, presents Loading Dock Fridays, tours and tastings from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Friday. Call 303-744-6328 or visit www.mondovecchio.net.

Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 East 17th Avenue, hosts a wine tasting; taste the wines of the month and take advantage of sales. Call 303-894-9499 or visit www.marczykfinefoods.com.

Rialto Cafe, 934 16th Street, presents Free Beer Fridays. Enjoy a free draft beer with any lunch entree from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 303-893-2233 or visit www.rialtocafe.com.

Saturday, June 4:

Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria, 410 East Seventh Avenue, offers a three-course prix fixe menu with wine pairings for $29 starting at 4 p.m. Call 303-861-9463 or visit www.lalaswinebar.com.

Sip Fine Wine & Spirits, 1920 Market Street, features free wine tastings from 4 to 7 p.m. Call 303-298-9463.

Interstate Kitchen & Bar, 901 West Tenth Avenue, presents Slot Car Saturdays: Qualify for road racing on the custom slot-car track, with drink specials available. Call 720-479-8829 or visit www.interstaterestaurant.com.

Colorado Mills, 14500 West Colfax Avenue in Golden, hosts Super Duper Mini Chefs: Budding chefs are invited to enjoy food-related activities, giveaways and more. It runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and is free; call 303-384-3000.

Sunday, June 5:

In honor of the first annual Colorado Winefest in Denver, Governor Hickenlooper has named this week Colorado Wine Week. Visit www.coloradowinefest.com.

Cru Wine Bar at 1442 Larimer Street hosts Swirl Sundays; purchase a bottle of wine and enjoy 1/3 off the regular price. Call 303-893-9463 or visit www.cruawinebar.com.

The Boulder Brew Bus leaves from the West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, and visits Upslope, Avery and Twisted Pine Breweries every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The tour costs $30; call 303-444-3535 or visit www.thewestendtavern.com.

The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street, presents Disco Brunch Sundays; dance to a disco DJ and enjoy brunch favorites. It runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 303-825-6500 or visit www.thecornerofficedenver.com.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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