Feed the senses tonight at "An Appetite for Seduction" or Dinner in the Dark

While people scramble for reservations for a romantic dinner on February 14, two events today will be a feast for the senses.

"An Appetite for Seduction," a Valentine's Day-inspired class at the Denver Botanic Gardens, will be hosted by Lee Clayton Roper, co-author of the award-winning cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen and host of the Rocky Mountain PBS show of the same name. From 6 to 8 p.m. she will guide you through the preparation of a seductive, three-course dinner -- which everyone can at enjoy at the end of class. Tuition is $64 or $59 if you're a member; register on the Botanic Gardens website. See also: Beer calendar: February is for lovers -- of stouts and barleywines

Enjoy another feast for the senses at the seventh annual Dinner in the Dark, which will raise awareness as well as funds for the American Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired of Colorado's Sight for Seniors program.

The event at the Hyatt Regency Denver will put guests in the shoes of the visually impaired, with the lights going down as dinner begins. Sleep shades and visual impairment simulators will be available to heighten the experience. Motivational speaker and former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers will serve as host and auctioneer; singer/songwriter Karen Karsh, who is visually impaired, and her band will provide live entertainment.

Tickets are $100 per person or $180 per couple, buy them online.

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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