From Tequila to Chef Talk, Ten Tasty Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

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March is going out like a lamb with some delicious seasonal spring menus, as well as other delicious events — including the Star Chefs program at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, featuring some of Denver's star female chefs on April 2. Keep reading for a taste of what's on this week's culinary calendar.

Monday, March 30 

Frasca Food and Wine will close out its Monday Night Wine Dinner Series for March with special guest Matt Murphy, whose family owns Santa Barbara Valley-based Presqu'ile Winery.  The evening is $50 per person for four courses, not including optional wine pairings. Make your reservations by calling 303-442-6966.  

World of Beer is holding a March Madness Fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. at its Belmar location in Lakewood to benefit the Rocky Mountain Communities Tech Wizards program. The event features pizza from The Rock Wood Fire Kitchen, beer, wine and more. Tickets are $30; find more info here

Tuesday, March 31 

Baskin Robbins is celebrating seventy years of scooping up 31 flavors by offering a special treat on the 31st of any month through the year. Today you can get a single scoop of your favorite flavor for $1.31 or a sundae for $3.31. For more information, visit baskinrobbins.com.

For the third and final installment of its Regions of Mexico series, Lola will explore the foods of Mexico City. Tonight's give-course dinner, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will feature classic Distrito Federal dishes such as beef tongue, carnitas, camarones al ajillo, horchata and michelada. Tickets are $65; call 720-570-8686.

Arugula Bar e Ristorante is holding a Schramsberg Wine Dinner tonight at 6:30 p.m. The five-course meal will be paired with three of Schramsberg's sparkling wines and two of its still reds. The dinner is $50 plus $39 for the wine pairings; for more info, click here.  

Wednesday, April 1 

Zengo is launching a new Test Kitchen Menu today featuring flavors from Indonesia and Argentina. Rather than fuse the cuisine of one Latin and one Asian country into one dish, the kitchen will create separate dishes featuring ingredients from each country; this Test Kitchen Menu will be available through June 30. For reservations, call Zengo at 720-904-0965.

Thursday, April 2  

Feminism & Co. has returned to Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight in the MCA Cafe, Star Chefs will feature Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class, and Elise Wiggins of Panzano in a conversation about women’s connections to the business of food; the talk is moderated by University of Colorado Denver professor Nicky Beer. And yes, the program includes samples of the chefs’ specialties. Find out more here.

Grandma's House hosts Dizzy Spell, an adult spelling bee, from 7 to 10 p.m. It's $5 to play; find more info here.

La Biblioteca will be holding its monthly Meet the Maker night with special guest Casa Amigos from 6 to 8 pm, featuring tequila talk and tastes. There will also be a specialty cocktail tequila all evening. For more information, call La Biblioteca at 720-904-0965.

Friday, April 3

BookCliff Vineyards is celebrating this First Friday by welcoming Cured, a European-style cheese and meat shop in Boulder that will be offering cheeses paired with BookCliff Vineyards wines; a flight is $5. There will also be art on display and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. For more on Boulder's First Friday celebrations, visit noboartdistrict.org.   

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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