Enjoy life in the slow lane with Slow Food Denver today

Take it slow. At 11 a.m. today, Slow Food Denver will host a tasting at History Colorado, in conjunction with the current show Food: Our Global Kitchen. At 5 p.m., Slow Food Denver will go global itself when it hosts a free lecture by acclaimed Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza at Fuel Cafe. Then at 6:30 p.m., Lanza and Fuel chef/owner Bob Blair will cook up a special dinner with dishes paired with Tasca wines from the Lanza family winery. Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person, including wine, tip and tax; purchase them here.

Keep reading for a taste of other culinary options tonight... See also: Fuel's Bob Blair on cooking for Michael Pollan

The Scandinavian dinner series at Trillium returns tonight with a four-course meal by chef/owner Ryan Leinonen devoted to Denmark. The dinner is $70 (plus tax and tip) and includes wine/cocktail/beer pairings. To RSVP, call 303-379-9759.

The community table at Firenze a Tavola, downstairs at Parisi, will feature special dishes to beat the heat tonight. The dinner is $33 per person, excluding tax, gratiuity and beverages, and starts at 6 p.m. Find more information here.

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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