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The Eight Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, December 12-16

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There's no better time to lend a hand than during the holiday season, as Denver venues support nonprofits and offer tasty food and drink at the same time. And to fill out the rest of the week, you can mix yoga and wine, chocolate and cheese, or beer and tequila — or enjoy a sumptuous holiday dinner with fresh-shaved truffles. Here's our take on the eight tastiest food events this week.

Monday, December 12

Who knew? Today is National Ambrosia Day, and the Denver Children's Museum and Children's Hospital Colorado are celebrating this august holiday by teaching kids how to make the traditional fruit salad at the museum's Teaching Kitchen. Sessions are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon at 2121 Children's Museum Drive; find out more here.

Tonight and tomorrow at 6 p.m., Frasca presents its tenth annual White Truffle and Barolo Dinner, with guest chef Missy Robbins. The Brooklyn chef and winemaker Robert Veorzio will set out an extravagant feast with white truffles from Italy and limited-run Barolo wines. The cost is $895 per person, with wine included. Call 303-442-0608 or e-mail erin@frascafoodandwine.com to check on reservations.

Tuesday, December 13

Infinite Monkey Theorem and CorePower will present a unique yoga experience today with Go Flow Silent Disco Yoga. Put on your headphones and chill out to music from DJILLE; there will also be food specials and $5 cans of IMT wine. The session begins at 7 p.m. at ViewHouse, and admission is free.

Wednesday, December 14

The Post Brewing Company's Top Rope Mexican Lager is coming to cans, and Big Red F restaurants across the Front Range will be celebrating the occasion. Tonight at the Post in Lafayette, enjoy $1 Top Rope cans, a $3 tequila shot and Top Rope specials and swag giveaways, with the Post's Brewmaster Bryan Selders in attendance. The party goes from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Post's Elkhorn Taproom, and celebrations continue on Thursday at Zolo Grill, Friday at Centro and Saturday at LOLA.

Sugarmill presents a perfect food pairing for the winter months tonight. Executive chef Ryan Witcher will bring cheese, chocolate, fruit and charcuterie together for Chocolate and Cheese Night, accompanied by live music from Eric David Castillo. Two seatings are available, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and the price is  $38 per person or $53 with unlimited bubbly or house wine. Call Sugarmill at 303-297-3540 to snag your reservation.

Keep reading for more culinary events.

Thursday, December 15

Ratio Beerworks is counting down 12 Days of Giving this winter by reaching out to local nonprofits, and tonight it's hosting Girls Rock Denver.  Local rockers Stephanie and Jane No of Cheap Perfume are emceeing Riot Grrrl Karaoke, and $1 from every beer sold will go to help GRD's mission to empower girls. The organization will be collecting donations of feminine-hygiene products for the homeless, and will be selling exclusive T-shirts as well. Admission is free, and the fun goes from 5 to 11 p.m., RSVP at the Facebook event site.

Get your holiday shopping done and support the refugee and immigrant community with today's International Holiday Market at the Spring Cafe, 1373 Grant Street. Gifts from all over the world will be on sale and offered through live and silent auctions. Beer, wine and coffee will be poured, along with global flavors from local vendors. The $5 admission fee gets you your first drink and goes to benefit the Spring Cafe's upcoming culinary incubator for refugees looking to launch their own food businesses. The market runs from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight; RSVP on the Eventbrite site for more updates.

Friday, December 16

Give a little and eat a bunch at TBD Foods' Holiday Potluck and Food Bank Fundraiser today. Bring a beverage or dish to share among friends, and donate to support the Food Bank of the Rocky Mountains. The potluck begins at 7 p.m. and donations are optional but encouraged; ,RSVP on TBD Foods' site.

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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