Monday, June 6
For Negroni Week, The Nickel will not only serve a barrel-aged Nickel Negroni for $12, but will also feature a Negroni-inspired dessert: an orange-juniper sponge cake served in a rocks glass with Campari “styrofoam,” vermouth ice cubes and a freeze-dried tangerine. A buck from the sale of each cocktail and dessert will go directly to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact the Nickel at 720-889-2128.
Blue Island Oyster Bar is offering Buck-a-Shuck oysters every Monday from 11 a.m. to close. That means you can get $1 shucker's choice oysters all day long. Contact the restaurant at 303-333-2462 for reservations or more information.
Starting today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and continuing every weekday at the same time, Beast + Bottle will be offering Patio Pinks and Patio Plates, a rotating selection of rosé wines or Moscow Mules for $6 a glass, along with a menu of small bites for $3 that will only be available on the restaurant's patio. Guests can order the bites à la carte or buy six bites and get one free. For more information, contact Beast + Bottle at 303-623-3223.
Samuel Adams is bringing its Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room and speed-coaching events back to Denver today. In the Pitch Room, which is intended for small food and beverage business owners, a panel of judges will offer business owners advice on their sales pitches; one winning business will be invited to join competitors from around the country at the Boston finals in December, where they will compete for a $10,000 business grant and a year of extended coaching and mentoring from Samuel Adams. Following the Pitch Room, businesses and entrepreneurs can take part in speed-coaching, with the goal of solving specific problems related to sales and distribution, packaging, finance, e-commerce and more. The Pitch Room will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and speed-coaching will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m., both at Industry Denver. Find more information here.
Today from 1 to 4 p.m., you can meet Illy Caffe's Master Barista, Giorgio Milos, who is flying in from Italy. During the meet-and-greet, you can enjoy complimentary coffee beverages. For more information, call Illy at 303-867-8100.
Frasca Food and Wine welcomes guest Sara Pedrali, who will explore the wines of Bellavista. The Monday Night Wine 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.
Tuesday, June 7
The Crimson Room’s June Cocktail Class will focus on all things gin today. The monthly cocktail classes take place on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m., when $30 buys admission to the class, two cocktails, tips on mixing up great drinks, recipes to take home to re-create the cocktails, and more. To save your spot, call the Crimson Room at 720-639-6987.
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