Happy Year of the Horse! Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Broncos this weekend

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Hit the road! This weekend The Broadmoor is hosting the Sommelier Bootcamp, with interactive workshops hosted by master sommeliers Jay Fletcher and Damon Ornowski. But even if you didn't sign up for the full course, you can explore special tastings and menu pairings, as well as a multi-course dinner at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Penrose Room and tomorrow's All That Sparkles seminar, followed by Summit Brunch. For information, call 866-634-7711 ext. 5775.

The Stanley Hotel has launched a new, fifteen-weekend culinary series entitled Great Roads to Great Chefs at the hotel's new restaurant,Table. This weekend's debut in Estes Park features chef Ian Kleinman of The Inventing Room and is sold out -- but you can learn more about future programs on the Table website.

See also: Hungry for a win on Sunday? Here are a sea of Super Bowl specials.

Closer to home, there's plenty on the culinary calendar. Here are a couple of highlights:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Today marks the Chinese New Year, and the Paramount Theatre will be hosting a celebration from 12:30 to 4 p.m. with acrobats, magic acts, opera singers and lion dances preformed by award-winning artists from China and around the United States. There will also be authentic Chinese art -- and food. Interestingly, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, which should be a precursor to positive outcomes for the Super Bowl. Tickets range from $28 to $80 per person, include free garage parking and can be purchased online.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Get ready for some football at the Denver Biscuit Bowl today from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at both locations of the Denver Biscuit Company, tucked into the Atomic Cowboy on East Colfax and South Broadway. Normally biscuit service ends at 2 p.m., but on this special Sunday you'll be able to devour them all day and into the night as you root for the home team. There will be a break in food service at 3 p.m., and then the fun resumes and 4 p.m. with football raffles and prizes, as well as various drink specials. Get there early; Atomic Cowboy isn't taking reservations!

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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