There are a handful of wine events on the calender this week, including three on Tuesday alone. While craft beer may be stealing the spotlight lately, you can never go wrong with the classics.
Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Monday, May 21:
Community Night at The Kitchen, 1530 16th Street in Denver, will highlight seafood from esteemed seafood purveyor and author Ingrid Bengis -- who will also be attending the dinner and answering questions. The Kitchen is one of the very few restaurants that Bengis supplies outside of Maine; call 303-623-3127 for more details.
Bar Louie has debuted a beverage menu featuring eight new cocktails and a revamped wine selection. And the chain will roll out the menu today with free drinks from 6 to 9 p.m. at all three metro locations: 8332 East 49th Avenue, 10661 Westminster Boulevard in Westminster, and 6911 South Vine Street in Littleton.
Tuesday, May 22:
Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, is hosting a Sicilian wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. The five-course meal costs $40 and the wine pairing costs $29; call 303-443-5100 to RSVP. And take note: Arugula is now open for dinner on Sundays.
For those who prefer French wine, Le Central, 112 East Eighth Avenue, presents a five-course dinner paired with vintage wines from its cellar. The cost is $39 a person and reservations are required; call 303-863-8094.
If rose wines are your thing, check out the Pink Patio Party at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Join sommeliers Todd Rocchio and Aaron Foster as they taste and evaluate twenty rose wines and help them choose the wine list for the summer. Small plates will be available as well; call 303-399-5353 for more details.
Wednesday, May 23:
Parisi Italian Market & Deli, 4401 Tennyson Street, is offering a four-course dinner inspired by the classic "puttanesca," a dish supposedly named after a prostitute because it's so good, cheap and easy. The cost is $27 and the family-style meal begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 303-561-0234 for more details.
The final Spring Regional Dinner at Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue, will feature cuisine from the Basque region of France. The meal costs $40 or $65 with wine pairings; view the menu here and call 303-861-5050 to reserve a spot.
Thursday, May 24:
Sample some of Colorado's finest wines at Colorado Corks & Cuisine, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Four Mile Historic Park, 715 South Forest Street. Local beers and spirits will also be available; go to the website to learn more.
Saturday, May 26:
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Flobots.org will transform the Meadowlark patio, 2701 Larimer Street, into a pop-up breakfast joint from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10, and include a gourmet breakfast buffet, a beer and Bloody bar, live music and more. Call 303-717-1027 for more details.
Every Saturday night until August, Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street, will host a vintage movie screening on the patio; call 303-455-3811 for showtimes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.