From Tea to a Stirring Competition, a Trio of Tasty Culinary Events This Weekend

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Don't worry about the snow outside: After two days of cooking at home, you deserve to get out out of the house this weekend. Let someone else serve you -- or just do some cooking in a more exotic setting than your own kitchen. Here's a tastytrio of events on the culinary calendar.

See also: Beer Calendar: Holiday Tappings at Alpine Dog, Copper Kettle, Lost Highway, Baere

Saturday, December 27

Stir Cooking School is giving students the chance to compete against other culinary- inclined couples in its Stir Iron Chef competition. At the start of class, the chef will disclose the secret ingredient, and each couple will make a meal that includes that item. Creativity is key, but the experts will be offering some advice, and one couple will be crowned Stir Iron Chef at the end of the competition. The battle begins at 6:30 p.m. today and tickets are $80. For more information or to register for the class, visit stirtolearn.com.

Crested Butte Nordic will be holding its second Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner of the year tonight. You can enjoy a five-course meal in a back-country yurt in Crested Butte's Magic Meadows, under a full moon. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 6:30 p.m., accompanied by live music. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Reservations are $75 for adults and $40 for children under twelve; to make yours, click here.

Sunday, December 28

The Grant-Humphreys Mansion will be holding its last afternoon tea of the year today. This seasonal event in a historic setting will feature an assortment of teas and goodies, as well as holiday gifts. The afternoon tea begins at 1 p.m. and seating, which is required, is $30 or $25 for members; call 303-866-6870.

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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