Eighteen Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, September 12-16

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This week you can brush up on your culinary skills at a couple of cooking and cocktail classes, and also check out the Stanley Marketplace during the CherryArts Festival. Those are just a few of the tasty events on the calendar; keep reading for the delicious details.

Monday, September 12

The Five Fridges Farm Dinner, a five-course farm-to-table dinner, will be hosted tonight by the GrowHaus’ Aquaponic Farm Manager, Marielle D’Onofrio, and the Plimoth’s Jeff Deakyne at Five Fridges Farm, 11100 West 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge.Only 75 seats are available; find out if you can still grab one at anottedenver.com.

Frasca Food and Wine welcomes Angela Maculan for this week's Monday Night Wine Dinner Series. The Monday night dinners are $50 for a four-course meal, with optional wine pairings ranging from $40 to $50. Call Frasca at 303-442-6966 for reservations.

Tuesday, September 13 

The 29th Annual Uptown Sampler takes place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today, when you can stroll through the neighborhood while enjoying food, drinks and live entertainment from nearly two dozen restaurants. Get tickets, $25, and all the details at uptownonthehill.org.  

The Crimson Room continues its monthly Cocktail Class from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight. At the class, $20 will get you bar basics, two cocktails, recipes to take home and more. The theme for this month's class is Creative Cocktails you'll FALL for. Email angela@thecrimsonroom.com to register.   

Arugula will be holding a five-course Avery beer dinner this evening at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $50, plus $29 for the beer pairings. Call 303-443-5100 to reserve your seat. 

Wednesday, September 14 

The Aurora Municipal Center is holding a Flavors of Fall cooking class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight. Learn to cook fall-inspired dishes for $64 ($49 for Aurora residents). Register and check out the evening's menu at auroragov.org.  

Keep reading for more events this week.

Thursday, September 15

Restaurateur Justin Cucci will do a one-on-one interview with Adam Lerner, director of the MCA, from 3 to 5 p.m. at one of Cucci's creations: Ophelia's Electric Soapbox. This is part of Startup Week, and admission is free; register here.

The fifth annual Fill a Plate for Hunger event benefiting We Don’t Waste and presented by Denver Union Station will be at the Denver Botanic Gardens from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Along with live auction items, the evening will feature bites from popular Denver restaurants including members of TAG Restaurant Group, The Palm, Rioja, Lola, Old Major, Beast & Bottle, Jing and more. Tickets are $100; find more info and purchase them here.

Five Points Food Wine and Jazz livens up the neighborhood from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight. The free event is at RedLine; for more information, or to register for the event, click here

Euclid Hall continues its beer-dinner series leading up to the Great American Beer Festival with special guest brewery Prost. The beer dinners begin at 6:30 p.m. and are $65; get your ticket at brownpapertickets.com

The Fall Harvest Dinner, which benefits the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust, will be at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield from 6 to 9 p.m. today. The evening will feature music, cocktails and appetizers followed by a family-style dinner, all for $85. Grab your tickets here.  

Thrive will be the scene for a Breckenridge Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout Pop-Up Cafe today from 4 to 7 p.m. You can try the new seasonal beer alongside specially made confections from Cake Crumbs Bakery and acoustic music. Call Thrive at 303-297-3338 for more information.  

Friday, September 16 

As part of Denver Startup Week, Voodoo Comedy Playhouse will host Green Giants: Little Stories of Mighty Food Brands, today at noon. You can learn the story behind the startups of six local business through ten-minute stories. Get all the details here.  

Parker Oktoberfest pours into O'Brien Park today, where you'll find the free fest all weekend long. The festival will feature German music, dancers, German food, beer, wine, beverages, vendors and more. Get more information here.  

The Clayton Moonbeam Harvest will be cooking for a good cause from 6 to 10 p.m. today. The event will feature twelve local chefs, each creating an original recipe including at least one fresh produce ingredient that is grown on the Clayton campus. Tickets are $150, and proceeds benefit the Clayton Early Learning City. Purchase tickets at claytonmoonbeamharvest.org.  

Starting at 5 p.m., the Terminal Bar Plaza Beer Garden in Union Station will throw an Oktoberfest celebration complete with live music by the Polkanauts, plus a bratwurst-eating competition with a New Belgium Cruiser Bike as the grand prize. For more information, click here

The CherryArts Festival takes over the Stanley Marketplace this weekend, starting with a ticketed tasting tonight at 6 p.m. You can browse art from national artists, nosh on food from local restaurants and food trucks, and enjoy live entertainment. Tickets to tonight's tasting, which starts at 6 p.m., are $60 for general admission and $75 for early-admission VIP. Saturday and Sunday's festivities are free to attend. For more information, check out cherryartsstanley.org

Blue Moon Brewing Company is celebrating the grand opening of its new brewery with a free event with food, art, live music and beer. The evening will feature performances by Grammy-nominated artist Mayer Hawthorne and Family of the Year. You'll get your first two beers free and have the opportunity to vote for the brewery’s first Community Created Beer while snacking on complimentary appetizers created by chef Roy Choi of Kogi food truck. To make sure you get home safely, you can also take advantage of discounted Uber rides, as well as free RTD passes. Register and learn more here

For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to cafe@westword.com.

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