We all know that upstart Echo Mountain, at 19285 Highway 103, is the closest ski/snowboard area to Denver -- but what goes on there during the summer? Weddings, it turns out, plus tonight's Brewmaster's Dinner with Boulder Beer's David Zuckerman.
If you'd like to take part in the optional guided hike to Chief Mountain, arrive at 4:30 p.m.; otherwise, the welcome reception for the four-course dinner starts at 6 p.m. Keep reading for a taste of the menu:
Welcome/first course: Planet Porter bratwurst with Mojo mustard accompaniments.
Second course: Mixed greens salad with strawberries, blue cheese crumbles, pecans and balsamic drizzle.
Third course: Summer citrus-marinated Red Bird Farms chicken with blueberry corn salsa, chipotle sweet-potato mash and grilled summer vegetable kabobs.
Dessert: Planet Porter vanilla bean float with a Planet Porter chocolate brownie.
The dinner is $40; call 303-325-7347.
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