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The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce will host the fourteenth annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival at Infinity Park Event Center, 4400 East Kentucky Avenue, tonight from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The fundraiser features more than twenty local restaurants, and participating chefs will take part in a culinary challenge to create French-inspired dishes paired with Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Among this year's judges? Cafe Society's Lori Midson.

Also on tap tonight: Chef & Brew at the Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue. The beer and food festival, which runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m., will pair twelve local chefs and breweries in a friendly competition judged by attendees.

Participating restaurants for Beaujolais & Beyond include Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery, Epicurean Catering, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, Jonesy's EatBar, La Cave Wine, Food & Boutique, Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria, Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, Lou's Food Bar, Opus Restaurant & Aria Wine Bar, Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, Root Down and Linger, Sunflower Farmers Market, Table 6, The Big Easy, The Westin Denver Downtown, and Zink Kitchen + Bar. Admission is $75; visit the website for more information.

Tickets to Chef & Brew are $39 in advance and $49 at the door. Here's the lineup:

Elise Wiggins - Panzano, paired with Prost Brewing Troy Guard/Steve Jones- TAG, paired with Wit's End Sheila Lucero - Jax Denver, paired with Funkwerks Jensen Cummings - Row14, paired with Caution: Brewing Chris Cina - Ghost Plate and Tap, paired with Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale Brendon Doyle - City, O'City, paired with River North Brewing Jay Leandro - Pub 17, paired with Crooked Stave Victoria Vittori - Crock Spot, paired with Strange Brewing Sean McGaughey - Aria/Opus, paired with West Flanders Brewing Taylor Drew - Russel's Smokehouse, paired with Elevation Beer Company Cory Treadway - Wynkoop, paired with Wynkoop Brewing Travis Masar - Uncle, paired with Hogshead Brewing

Visit the Chef & Brew website for more information.

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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