This week: Humboldt hosts benefit for flood victims, Zink for hungry students

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Humboldt. Farm.Fish.Wine just opened last week at 1700 Humboldt Street, but it's wasting no time becoming a contributing part of the community. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, it's hosting a benefit for flood relief. For $35 -- ticket proceeds go to Colorado Flood Relief and the American Red Cross -- you'll get passed appetizers, beer and wine; there will be also be a cash bar. RSVP to reservations@humboldtrestaurant.com.

Keep reading for a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week. See also: Photos of Humboldt Farm.Fish.Wine, now open in Uptown


Frasca Food and Wine will continue its tour of vineyards around the world tonight, at a dinner that pairs vintages from Rudd Winery, located in Oakville, California, with Frasca's inventive Italian dishes.The four-course dinner is $50 per person with an optional $40 to 50 for three wine pairings; the restaurant is located at 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder. For reservations, call 303-442-6966.


Ready for some new fall flavors? Spice up your life by learning how to cook popular dishes from around the world at Stir Cooking School, which is offering a class om "Tastes From Around the world." The professional chefs will teach a three-hour, hands-on course on how to prepare pulled pork carnitas tacos with pickled red onion, queso fresco and cilantro (Mexican), spanakopita (Greek), chicken tikka massala (Indian), tom kha gai (Thai coconut soup) and nicoise salade (French). The class begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $75 per person; make reservations at stirtolearn.com.


Zink Kitchen +Bar, part of the Doubletree DTC, will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight in honor of Hilton Worldwides Global Week of Service. The Zink culinary team will provide appetizers; the evening will also include cocktails, wine, live music and asilent auction. All proceeds benefit the Zara Project, which provides meals to students and families in need. Tickets for the event are $30 per person and include two drinks; for reservations, call the restaurant at 303-779-6161.

TAG, chef/partner Noah French and chef/owner Troy Guard will host the first Cirque de Dessert, a five-course dessert dinner with drink pairings that will offer a sneak peak at Sugarmill, the new bakery lounge opening in November. The meal, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, is $55 per person; call 303-996-9985 for reservations.

Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street, resumes its Scandinavian Dinner Series with a meal tonight that celebrates Norway. The $70 cost includes a four-course meal with amouse bouche, palate cleanser, and wine/cocktail/beer pairings. For reservations (seatings are rolling) call 303-379-9759.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has partnered with Blue Moon Brewing Company for "Symphony of Tastes," an evening of classical music and brews from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Rolling Hills Country Club, 15707 West 26th Avenue in Golden. Tickets are $65 (and include a $40 tax deduction); for more information, go to the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra website or call at 303-278-4237.

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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