From Cooking Classes to Ugly Sweater Contests, Five Tasty Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

The holidays are upon us. Get some tips on entertaining with a class at the Seasoned Chef Cooking School -- or just jump right into the festivities at an ugly sweater party. Keep reading for a taste of what's on this week's culinary calendar.

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Monday, December 15

The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop and Odell Brewing are teaming up on a beer-and-cheese pairing event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Forge Public House, 232 Walnut Street in Fort Collins. They'lll be serving up five cheeses and five beers for $29; for more information call 970-443-4027 or go here.

Tuesday, December 16

The Seasoned Chef Cooking School is offering a A Bavarian Christmas class today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., exploring hearty and warming celebratory dishes, including spaetzel, dumplings and homemade sausage. Tuition is $75; register here.

Wednesday, December 17

The Seasoned Chef Cooking School will offer a Couples Holiday Entertaining class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today; students will learn how to team up to cook dishes like grilled asparagus with smoked bacon and black olive caper tapenade, wild mushroom gratin with three-herb crust, pan-roasted turkey breast and much more. The class is $75 per person; register here.

Friday, December 19

ViewHouse Centennial is holding an Ugly Sweater Party, hosted by Breckenridge Brewery, starting at 9 p.m. tonight. Festivities will include Mix & Mingle Bingo, Awkward Family Photos, Ugly Sweater Contests and a Never Summer Snowboard Giveaway. If you're feeling lucky, you might score Breckenridge Ski Trip tickets, including a two-night stay at Crystal Peak Lodge, a ski rental package, and dinner and a tour at the Breckenridge Brew Pub

The Mainline is celebrating the ugly holiday sweater all weekend, December 19-20. Break out those awkward sweaters your mom forced you to wear and show your holiday spirit.

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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