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Tonight: Z Cuisine À Côté gets you fat, drunk and happy for a cause

Each month, Z Cuisine's À Côté Bar a Absinthe, 2245 West 30th Avenue, hosts a last Wednesday wine-tasting, indulging a dining room full of people with tastes of ten to fifteen wines and a miniature, three-course meal of bite-sized pairings, all for just $25.

These events attract Highland neighbors, after-work happy-hour-hunters and fifth-date couples, as well as Denver's wine education-thirsty, for whom this is one of the cheapest ways to taste, say, fifteen pinot noirs while discussing differences between new and old world with a producer and sommelier.

Need more reason to drink? The proceeds from this event go to a charity, which varies each month.

Tonight, the crew will be pouring sauvignon blanc and donating to Arrupe Jesuit High School, a northwest Denver high school that serves inner-city, underprivileged youth.

Reservations are recommended; call 303-477-1111 to make yours.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk