Ten Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar in Denver, June 27-30

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We're heading into a holiday weekend, but that's no reason not to sink your teeth into some fun right now. This week you can learn more about beer, party on the South Platte or enter a hot, hot wing-eating challenge. Keep reading for the delicious details on the top ten culinary events this week.

Monday, June 27 

Declaration Brewing is hosting Women for Delicious Beer Presents: A Raw Ingredient Tasting today at 6:30 p.m. The brewery's head brewer will discuss raw ingredients that are used in the brewing process, including malts, water, honey and more. Tickets are $15 — which includes a pint — and can be purchased here.  

Frasca Food and Wine will explore the wines of Dalla Terra with guest Brian Larky at the restaurant's Monday Night Wine Dinner. The evening is $50 for four courses — not including optional wine pairings, which range from $45 to $50 per person. For reservations, call 303-442-6966.

Tuesday, June 28 

Cured West is teaming up with its neighbor, floral shop Fawn's Leap, to offer a four-session Home Economics Summer School. Class runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today; get more information and register ($55 each class, or $200 for all four) by calling Cured West at 720-389-8096 or Fawn's Leap at 303-999-0935.

To celebrate the new parking garage funded by the owners of Izakaya Den, Sushi Den and OTOTO, the restaurants will throw a “Summer Rooftop Party” from 5 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow. Six guest chefs from Japan will be making authentic Japanese ramen noodles, and sushi rolls, Japanese BBQ and specialty Japanese sake and beer stations will be offered across the rooftop of the garage in the 1500 block of South Pearl Street, across from OTOTO. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased here; all proceeds will be donated to earthquake-relief agencies in Kumamoto assisting victims of the April earthquakes.

Keep reading for more culinary events this week.

Wednesday, June 29 

The Inventing Room has launched a series of “Science of Ice Cream” demonstrations designed to show kids about carbon dioxide, liquid-nitrogen ice cream and more, and class is back in session from 11 a.m. to noon today.  The class is free, but space is limited and reservations are required; call 303-885-2802. 

C Squared Ciders and the Rackhouse are teaming up to bring you a paired cider dinner at the Rackhouse today at 6:30 p.m. For reservations and more information, call the Rackhouse at 303-898-7490.  

Join Alliance Française de Denver for French Flight Night, when you can try some of Diebolt's French-inspired beers with cheese pairings. Tickets to the event, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., are $20 and can be purchased here.  

The RiNo Social will bring live music, food from the Preservery, activities from River North Workshop Co., beer from Epic Brewing Company, merchandise from A Small Print Shop and more to Backyard on Blake today from 5 to 7 p.m. Get all the details at backyardonblake.com

Thursday, June 30 

The Ghost BBQ & Spirits will hold its inaugural Ghost Pepper Wing Eating Contest at 5 p.m. today at the Boulder Theater. Contestants will have one minute to eat each hot wing prepared with the Ghost BBQ’s signature Ghost Pepper Death Sauce; wings will get progressively hotter until only one contestant remains, who will be declared the Ghost’s 2016 Wing-Eating Champion. The evening will also include live music and food specials from the Ghost. If you think you have what it takes to be the Ghost's wing-eating champion, there is a $20 registration fee; otherwise, admission is free. Get all the fiery details on the event's Facebook page.   

Friday, July 1 

As part of the C Squared Ciders 1st Anniversary Week Celebration, the cidery will be holding a First Friday Art Show and market, starting at 5 p.m. today.  You can find more information at csquaredciders.com

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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