Holiday treats at Trillium and Frasca; light shows around town

Hungry for the holidays? Businesses and restaurants around town are cooing up great deals. For example, Trillium will be featuring Aquavit, that Scandinavian spirit, throughout the week in honor of the Christmas season. The "water of life" js traditionally made from distilled grain or potatoes and flavored with spices such as caraway and cardamum -- but Trillium has a couple of modern twists for this ancient alcohol. Its housemade blends include oak-aged cranberry and lingonberry, fig and cardamom and grapefruit and rosemary. And through Sunday, December 15, you can buy specialty cocktails featuring Aquavit for $10 or shots for $5 at Trillium.

Frasca Food & Wine will be featuring a prix-fixe holiday dinner through Monday, December 30. The menu will rotate daily, and showcase seasonal dishes that focus on the flavors of the Christmas season. The four-course meal is $90 per person; for reservations call 303-442-6966.

The Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street is lit for the holidays with Blossoms of Light, featuring one million lights arranged in elegant designs -- complete with mistletoe kissing spots and HoloSpex glasses. Warm drinks and appetizers are available, as well as seasonal entertainment on select evenings. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m; tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids ages 3-12 and free for children 2 and under. Find more info at the DBG website.

Take in the holiday sights and then dinner at the White Fence Farm Restaurant. The evening starts at 4:30 p.m. in the Saint John's Cathedral north parking lot, and heads to White Fence Farm for dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a bus tour of holiday lights in select neighborhoods of Denver.Tickets are $25 per person; for reservations, call 303-424-7095.

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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