Free healthy cooking class today, "Ode to Shellfish" at BRU tonight

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Ian Clark, executive chef and brewmaster at BRU handbuilt ales and eats, is hosting an "Ode to Shellfish" beer dinner at 7 p.m. tonight. He'll prepare a four-course meal featuring oysters, shrimp and mussels; each dish will be paired with a variety of BRU's homemade beers. Tickets are $45; call 720-638-5193.

Keep reading for other events on today's culinary calendar.

See also: The Westword 2014 Food and Drink Bucket List: #25-16

The Health & Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus has teamed up with chef Paolo Neville of Bistro Elaia on a series of free classes that demonstrate healthy cooking techniques and recipes. The lesson from 5:30 to 6 p.m. focuses on side dishes such as quinoa zucchini tarts and red lentil and sweet potato salad. To register for the class and learn about more in the series, go to the Anschutz Community Wellness page.

Euclid Hall is featuring special beer flights every Tuesday in January from 3 p.m. until closing. Tonight's Badass tastings include three, two-ounce pours of Anchor OBA American Strong Ale, Dogfish Head Raison D'etre Belgian Strong Dark, and Ommegang Take the Black Stout. Each beer is paired with three bite-sized snacks for just $12.50 per person.

And Euclid's sister restaurant, Rioja, will host wine tastings on Tuesday in January from 5 p.m. until close. Tonight's theme is savory Sherries; the four samples are paired with four bite-sized snacks from the Rioja kitchen for only $15.

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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