Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, is hosting a Jack Rabbit Hill Biodynamic Wine Maker's Dinner, a five-course spread of seasonal, locally sourced food paired with wines; winemaker Lance Hanson will be in attendance. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight and costs $65; call 303-443-5100 or visit www.arugularistorante.com.
Opus, 2575 West Main Street in Littleton, will host the winemaker Kevin Hall/Alexander Valley Vineyards Dinner, a four-course meal featuring Alexander Valley Vineyards wine and tamarind tuna, foie gras, scallop ceviche, pan-roasted halibut cheeks, braised lamb shoulder, beef tenderloin medallions and strawberry soup. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $59; call 303-703-6787 or visit www.opusdine.com.
The Margarita, 7350 Pine Creek Road in Colorado Springs, will offer a Spice Route Wine Dinner with the theme "Flavors of the Clove: Ancient Routes" and a menu that includes adobo-braised pork belly, chickpea-lentil-spinach soup, seared tuna, lamb and more. The meal starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $60; call 719-598-8667.
And the Blending Cellar, 946 Pearl Street in Boulder, will present a North by Northwest Wine Tasting featuring Oregon and Washington state vintages, presented by sommelier David Miller. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $25 for regular and $40 for reserve tasting; call 303-477-0475 for reservations.
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