Shop, Sip, Bake and Stir Up Some Romance This Weekend: A Quartet of Tasty Culinary Events

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Did you overdo it on New Year's Eve? For 2015, have you voted to eat better, drink better, shop locally, learn to cook? This weekend, you can stir up some romance while cooking, rise to the occasion at a baking class, and buy local produce -- even in the dead of winter. Keep reading for details on this quartet of tasty opportunities.

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Friday, January 2

Spice up your love life and start the new year off right with an evening that's guaranteed to stir up more than just delicious dishes. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is offering couples the chance to take date night to new heights with this cooking class that's perfect for pairs. Two glasses of wine (one white and one red) are included with the meal -- and you can now purchase an additional bottle of wine for $29! Tuition is $89 per person; register here.

From 1 to 6 p.m. today, Wines Off Wynkoop will be hosting a free wine-tasting: Duck in off the 16th Street Mall (it's in the allety at 1610 16th Street) to taste the 2012 Rock Point Pinot Gris from Southern Oregon, and the 2011 Assobio Red Blend from the Douro region of Portugal. Find more info here.

Saturday, January 3

The Urban Homesteading Indoor Farmers Market will hold its first market of 2015 at Denver Urban Homesteading from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will feature foods from local farmers and purveyors dedicated to organic and sustainable practices. For more information, click here.

And from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Cook Street will be holding New York City Baking, where you'll learn how to make, shape and boil bagels; the role of leavening, yeast and chemicals; how to work with different flours including cake, all purpose, bread and rye; bread shaping, gluten development and a three-step method for cake making. A glass of wine, recipes and tips are included in tuition, $89; register here.

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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