Uncork for a Cause with Eric Decker and other holiday cheer this week

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The second annual Uncork for a Cause event takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Four Seasons Hotel. The fundraiser for Freedom Service Dogs of America will be hosted by Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and his country-singer wife, Jessie James; the couple's community project, Decker's Dogs, raises funds to train service dogs for military veterans returning home with disabilities. Guests will enjoy dishes prepared by Four Seasons executive chef Simon Purvis, as well as an open beer and wine bar, featuring the release of "Golden," a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. There will also be a silent auction that includes Broncos and Rockies items, along with fine wine and vacations. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online .

Keep reading for more events on the culinary calendar this week.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 Parallel Seventeen is hosting its December wine dinner at 6 p.m. tonight,which will feature wines from France and Italy, paired with a four-course meal. Tickets are $35 per person; call the restaurant at 303-399-0988.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 Enjoy a traditional, four-course Swedish Christmas dinner at Trillium between 5 and 10 p.m. Enhance your holiday cheer with the third dinner in the Scandinavian series by chef Ryan Leinonen; tickets are $70 and include wine and cocktail pairings. To make a reservation, call 303-379-9759.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 The Denver Bicycle Cafe will host a beer and cheese pairing from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, featuring gourmet cheeses from Marczyk Fine Foods paired with four beers from the Denver Beer Company; a Marczyk rep will be on hand to talk about which cheeses go best with lagers and dark stouts. Tickets are $20 in advance online or $25 at the door.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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