From Cheese to Cheesy Movies, Eight Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar

Doesn't Christmas always creep up on you? The holidays are nearly here, and if you have some last-minute shopping to do, or maybe you're just killing time until you can catch the new Star Wars, you'll need to stay fueled. Fortunately, there are a handful of tasty events on the culinary calendar this week. Keep reading for the tasty details.

Monday, December 14

Sarto's has teamed up with Bruton, a cult-favorite Italian craft brewer, to host a night of beer and bites. The evening will feature five courses paired with the handcrafted, unfiltered beers of Bruton. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m.; tickets are $60, and very limited. Call 303-455-1400 to save your spot now. 

OAK at Fourteenth will be celebrating its five-year anniversary today, and thanking guests for their patronage by handing out complimentary fried pickles and a house-made cocktail (or house-made soda, as a non-alcoholic option). Call OAK at 303-444-3622, for reservations and more information.

Channel the Force at the Dickens Opera House this evening, when it will show Return of the Jedi for the Movie Night and Tap Takeover. Get ready for the release of The Force Awakens later this week while enjoying beer from Avery Brewing, which will be taking control of the taps. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the film will start at 7:30. Admission is free; for more information, click here.   

Tuesday, December 15

Make sure your Christmas dinner is a hit this year by signing up for the Seasoned Chef Cooking School's Ultimate Christmas Dinner class today, which will teach you how to cook up a feast fit for the holidays, but with a few unexpected twists. The menu will feature hot smoked salmon salad with avocado and barbecue vinaigrette, wild mushroom bisque, grilled New York sirloin, chocolate and hazelnut peppermint truffles, and more. Tuition for the class, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., is $69; register and learn more at theseasonedchef.com.  

Wednesday, December 16 

The Tavern Littleton continues to spread holiday cheer with the bar's Christmas Movie Nights. This evening the Tavern will be showing  Polar Express at 6:30 p.m., and the classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, and there will even be free popcorn. 

Haystack Mountain Goat Creamery will be offering a class on the Art of Cheese today. In the class you'll learn how to make a Colby, and taste samples and review recipes for Havarti and several other cheeses. The class is $39 and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; for all the details, head over to theartofcheese.com

Thursday, December 17 

Haystack Mountain Goat Creamery is holding another cheese course, Cheesemaking 101, with award-winning cheesemaker Jackie Chang; there will also be a creamery tour. The class runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and is $30; register and learn more here

Friday, December 18 

House for All Sinners and Saints will host its annual Beer and Carols, a pub sing-along of your favorite Christmas carols, at the Blake Street Tavern, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today.  Enjoy caroling in the warmth of a bar,with a beer in hand, and give a little back to the community by donating to the HFASS collection. The event is free; for more information, check out the event's Facebook page.  

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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