This isn't exactly a collaborative dinner, though, so much as a chance to dine at one of the Larimer Square restaurants in an outdoor social setting.
"The idea is that you pay an entrance fee of $35, and that goes to the Colorado Symphony," says Matt Munneke, general manager of Cru: A Wine Bar, one of the participating restaurants. "Then you buy a table of four at your favorite Larimer Square restaurant for dinner, but that table will be in the street, along with bars and entertainment to make it a party."
His own restaurant's four-course menu includes foie gras toast points and Colorado striped bass, and is one of the least expensive, at $60 a head (paid in addition to that $35 per person entrance fee, which includes a couple of complimentary cocktails). Coming in at the other end of the price spectrum is Osteria Marco, which will proffer five courses that include a house selection of salumi and roasted pork for $97 a person.
Tickets for the event, which must be purchased in groups of four, are available here.