Twelve Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

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Denver's dining scene is blooming this week, with beer dinners, wine dinners and birthday celebrations. Here are the twelve tastiest events on the culinary calendar.

Monday, May 16

Frasca Food and Wine will explore the wines of Walter Scott with Ken Pahlow at the restaurant's Monday Night Wine Dinner. The Monday night dinners are $50 for a four-course tasting menu, with optional wine pairings ranging from $40 to $50. Call Frasca at 303-442-6966 for reservations.  

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will host an Appreciation Cigar Dinner that's a benefit for the South Metro First Responders at 7 p.m. tonight. In addition to dinner, you'll get two cigars, wine, beer, passed appetizers and dessert for $75. Call 303-796-0100 for reservations. 

Tuesday, May 17 

Arugula and Cured are teaming up with Chester Osborn,  chief winemaker for d'Arenberg Winery, on a wine dinner that will celebrate the flavors of spring with five courses and wines. Dinner gets started at 6:30 p.m., and is $89 per person; call Arugula at 303-443-5100 to make reservations. 

Wednesday, May 18 

Richard Sandoval's Tamayo has held down its corner of Larimer Square for fifteen years and will celebrate from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight with a Quinceanera patio party on the rooftop. The event will feature new menu creations, old favorites, a tequila tasting station, live music, birthday cake and more. Tickets are $38; purchase them here

Keep reading for more culinary events this week.

Thursday, May 19 

The 37th Annual Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference, sponsored by the CSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, will bring experts from around the nation to Fort Collins to discuss diet and its effect on brain health. The conference runs from today through tomorrow at the Hilton Fort Collins; register and learn more here

Museo de las Americas will be kicking off its 25th anniversary celebration with Noche de Museo at Central Bistro from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. The event will feature cocktails, a Latin-inspired dinner, silent auction, entertainment and more; the $65 ticket also includes two drinks. Purchase tickets here or at the Museo.  

Chef Dakota Coburn will be showcasing a few dishes he picked up during his recent travels in Mexico during a special chef's dinner at Centro tonight. There will be two seatings — one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m. — and tickets are $40. Purchase them at Centro or by calling 303-442-7771.

The free Spring-A-Palooza will take over the Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center starting at 5:30 p.m. today. The event will feature creative ideas, guests speakers, free food and drinks, and more. Register and find more information here

Euclid Hall and Ratio Beerworks are celebrating American Craft Beer Week with a collaborative dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight at Euclid. For $65 you'll get five courses and seven beers, tax and gratuity included. See the menu and get tickets here.

Love146, a foundation working to end child trafficking and exploitation, is hosting its Hope Is Brewing fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Factotum Brewhouse. The event features food, fun and a special beer brewed specifically for Hope is Brewing: the Lady Justice Emancipation Red IPA. Tickets range from $35 to $50; get yours and more information at love146.org.     

Friday, May 20

The ninth season of Old Town Lafayette's Art Night Out gets under way today with a performance by Grant Farm. The street festival, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. along Public Road from Emma to Cannon streets, highlights local bands, beers, food and more. Every third Friday of the month, May through September, Art Night Out will feature a beer and wine garden, artist booths, free children’s activities and six food trucks. Various Old Town restaurants, shops, galleries and coffee shops will be offering live music, art demonstrations and more in conjunction with the Art Night Out events. For more information, click here

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will host a Spring Wine Experience featuring the wines of Chimney Rock at 7 p.m. The multi-course wine dinner is $200 per person; call the restaurant at 303-796-0100 for reservations. 

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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