Twelve Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, October 10-14

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This week you can sink your teeth into a couple of wine dinners, a free lunch prepared by a James Beard award-winning chef, or the last brews at Denver International Airport's Beer Flights. Keep reading for all the tasty details.

Monday, October 10

MiNDFUL is hosting its Fourth Annual Mother's High Tea, a tea party honoring women and mothers in the cannabis industry, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the McNichols Building. Activities include art tables, a postcard campaign, a nonprofit educational area and a photo booth. Find out more on the High Tea Facebook page.

This is the last day to enjoy the third Annual “Beer Flights” beer garden at Denver International Airport. It's open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the plaza between the Jeppesen Terminal and Westin Denver International Airport. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and include a souvenir glass to taste ten, two-ounce samples of beer. There will be live entertainment between 4 and 6 p.m. Find out more at flydenver.com.

Frasca Food and Wine welcomes Ceretto for the restaurant's Monday Night Wine Dinner. These meals are $50 for four courses, with optional wine pairings ranging from $40 to $50. Call Frasca at 303-442-6966 for reservations. 

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts celebrates Meatless Monday with an all-vegetarian cooking class. Learn to cook hazelnut gnocchi, wild-mushroom croquettes and more. Class starts at 6 p.m. and tuition is $89; sign up and learn more at cookstreet.com.   

Tuesday, October 11 

Thirty area butchers will hit the ice at the South Suburban Ice Arena to compete for a chance at $20,000 in the first round of the National Meat Cutting Challenge. Each butcher will receive ­­­­25 to 30 pounds of beef, consisting of one sirloin, one tenderloin and one ribeye; the winner is the cutter who yields the most steaks, with the highest-quality cut in the least amount of time. The event starts at 10 a.m. and is free to watch; for more information, visit texasroadhouse.com

Keep reading for more culinary events this week.

Wednesday, October 12 

Firenze a Tavola will highlight historic wines of Napoli at its wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. today. Reservations are $58 for a five-course meal paired with three wines; call Firenze at 303-561-0234.   

You can help prep for Feeding the 5000, which takes place this Friday, October 14, by chopping vegetables and cutting the rug at Disco Chop from 1:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University. Sign up to volunteer here.    

Thursday, October 13 

The Seasoned Chef Cooking School is holding Couples Class: It's Better WBeer, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today. You and your sweetie can learn how to cook with a variety of beers for $79 per person; register and learn more at theseasonedchef.com
Friday, October 14 

Chef Riley Chandler's Pop-up Tour rolls into Denver today. The multi-course meal will be cooked up using only local ingredients, and will be served tableside and by the chefs themselves. The menu will be announced 48 hours before the event, and the dining location is disclosed 24 hours prior. Get tickets ($75 or $125 for the chef's table) and more information at rileychandlerpc.com.  

James Beard Award-winning chef Jennifer Jasinski and hundreds of volunteers will cook up nearly 2,000 pounds of fresh, otherwise wasted produce provided by We Don’t Waste for Feeding the 5000, a free lunch at Skyline Park today. You can grab lunch and enjoy other activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Get all the details at feedingthe5000usa.org

The Wildlife Experience at University of Colorado South Denver will show The Lost Boys at today's Movie and a Martini. Your $28 ticket gets you two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, popcorn, access to the museum exhibits and the feature presentation. Movie trivia starts at 5:30 p.m. Grab tickets here

Seventh Wonder will host an evening of food, entertainment, music and more, all to support children's rights and education in Cambodia. You can take part in the festivities from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Posner Center for International Development. Tickets are $35, free for children under twelve, and can be purchased here.  

Plan ahead:
Harvest Week, an epic culinary collaboration between EatDenver and the Growhaus, returns from October 16 through October 20. Each night's dinner runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the GrowHaus; $75 gets you dinner, drinks and community. Get all the details at harvestweek.com.

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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