Ten Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar May 31-June 3

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Eat too much over the holiday weekend? This week you can sign up for several food-related courses that will fill your brain as much as your stomach. But there are also feasts in which you can indulge, including a crawfish boil. Keep reading for the ten tastiest events on the culinary calendar.

Tuesday, May 31 

Cured West is teaming up with its neighbor, floral shop Fawn's Leap, to offer a Home Economics Summer School. The first class, which runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, will be a “Cocktail Party in Twenty Minutes” course. You can brush up on your home ec knowledge at three future classes. Get more information and register for classes ($55 each, or $200 for all four) by calling Cured West at 720-389-8096 or Fawn's Leap at 303-999-0935.

If you haven't made it down to Civic Center Eats recently, there's no better time than now. The food-truck gathering is in full swing and will be serving up some of the best food on four wheels from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays all summer at Civic Center Park. For more information, click here

Izakaya Den is holding an interactive “Sliced!” sushi-making class at 6:30 p.m. today; learn how to create all styles of sushi rolls and nigiri sushi from chefs Yasu and Toshi Kizaki. Twenty pieces of sushi and miso soup are included in the $75 class fee, and extra beverages and additional food will be available for purchase. For more information, visit sushiden.net or call the restaurant at 303-777-0691. 

Wednesday, June 1 

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts will hold "A World of Taste: Thai," from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today. The class will teach you the basics of cooking Thai foods; a meal complete with wine and dessert is included. Tuition is $89 per person; register and learn more at cookstreet.com.  

The Kitchen Next Door Boulder will host New Belgium for a Beer Fruitopia tapping party and dinner at 5 p.m. today. Enjoy a five-course meal paired with five fruit-focused beers. The dinner is $50; register here.  

Thursday, June 2 

La Biblioteca's Meet the Maker series will highlight Don Julio today. From 6 to 8 p.m. you can get complimentary tastings of Don Julio; a specialty cocktail featuring the tequila will be available all night. For more information, visit richardsandoval.com or call the restaurant at 720-904-0965. 

El Chingon will host Dana Rodriguez, of Work & Class, and Justin Brunson, of Old Major, for a three-course collaborative dinner featuring Suerte Tequila. Tickets are $65, and can be purchased by calling the restaurant at 303-248-3641. 

The Global Food and Brews Fest will bring world flavors to The Spring Cafe from 4 to 8 p.m. today. There will be live music, globally inspired food trucks, local craft beers and more. Your $25 ticket includes admission to the event and a voucher for a meal at the food truck of your choice. The event benefits the Learning Center of the Spring Cafe, which helps immigrants and refugees find jobs in the hospitality sector through hands-on training and temporary employment at the Spring Cafe and job-search assistance. Get tickets and more information here.  

Friday, June 3 

LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) will host the Amazing Traveling Silent Auction to benefit the Prom Dress Exchange every Friday through June at a different Denver location. Today it will make a stop at Mell’s Cheese in Highland from 5 to 7 p.m., where participants can get a passport. Anyone who gets their passport stamped at all four events will get a free Deep Eddy cocktail at the last location, Gary Lee’s. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

The Lobby is teaming up with Breckenridge Brewery to present its third annual Crawfish Boil today, from 6 to 9 p.m. This year's boil will feature fresh crawfish flown in from Louisiana, along with mussels, clams, shrimp and all the fixin's. There will also be a DJ, plenty of brews, a drunken coloring-book contest and more. Your $40 ticket includes all you can eat, three beers and coloring materials; purchase yours here.  

For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to cafe@westword.com.

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