Exotic flowers, beer and cheese and pancakes on this week's calendar

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It's always tough getting back to the grindstone after a three-day weekend, but at least there are some enticing food events happening during this short work week.

Here's a taste:

Tuesday, May 29:

Mateo, 1837 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents a four-course wine dinner tonight. Each course is inspired by a different exotic flower -- orchid, wild hibiscus, trillium and elderflower. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $50; call 303-443-7766 to RSVP.

Check out the beer and cheese pairing at Great Divide Brewing, 2201 Arapahoe Street; $24 gets you five cheeses paired with beer (sample-sized pours) and a view of the brewhouse. Space is limited; call 303-296-9460 to grab a spot.Thursday, May 31:

Don't miss Jazz Night at Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street, from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight.

Friday, June 1:

Enjoy free food, beer, yoga, music and art displays at the grand opening of Corvus Coffee, 1947 South Broadway. All donated proceeds will benefit the Whole Kids Foundations -- call 303-913-8906 for more information.

The Original Pancake House is celebrating sixteen years in Denver by offering half-priced pancakes today through Sunday, June 10 at both of its metro locations -- 8000 East Belleview Avenue in Englewood and 5900 South University Boulevard in Greenwood Village.Saturday, June 2:

Grant Family Farms, 1020 West County Road 72 in Wellington, is hosting an open house that includes a tour of the farm, live music and workshops. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free for CSA members and $10 for non-members. Call 970-568-7654 for more information.

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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