Winter Brew Fest, tequila, wine and bowls on this week's culinary calendar

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Happy Chinese New Year! Food events are picking back up for 2012 -- including a promotion from P.F. Chang's that starts today and runs through Monday, February 6: Stop in to pick up a mysterious red envelope, then come back to find out what goodies you won. Visit www.pfchangs.com.

There are also tequila and wine dinners, the Winter Brew Fest and much more happening; here's a taste of what's on the menu.

Tuesday, January 24:

Rioja, 1431 Larimer Street, hosts Sips and Snacks, four tastes of selected wines with four bite-sized snacks from the kitchen. This week's theme: Little Funky Grapes. Admission is $15, and it starts at 5 p.m.; call 303-820-2282 or visit www.riojadenver.com.

Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 East 35th Avenue, hosts the Argonaut Wine Tasting; this month, it'll serve up wines from Australia and New Zealand, and proceeds will benefit the Positive Project. It runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $30 to $35; call 303-333-5411.

El Diablo, 101 Broadway, hosts the Five-Course Tequila Dinner with Herradura tequilas. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $75; reservations are required. Call 303-954-0324.

Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, presents the Terroirs of Tuscany Wine Dinner, classic wines from Tuscany paired with five courses. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $79; call 303-443-5100 or visit www.arugularistorante.com.

Thursday, January 26:

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street, hosts the Winter Food & Beer Pairing Dinner. Call 303-758-9608 or visit www.freshcraft.com.

Bistro Vendome, 1420 Larimer Street, presents Thursday French Classics: Bouillabaisse. Call 303-825-3232 or visit www.bistrovendome.com.

The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, 1401 Curtis Street, present the SIA Ski Pass Promotion through Tuesday, January 31: Bring your ski pass into the Corner Office and receive a free drink. Call 303-825-6500 or visit www.thecornerofficedenver.com.

Friday, January 27:

Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue, hosts the Winter Brew Fest, featuring more than 45 craft breweries pouring more than 125 brews, plus hard cider; the VIP session offers a cheese pairing. It starts at 6 p.m. for VIPs, 7 p.m. for general admission, and costs $30 to $45. Visit www.winterbrewfest.com.

Saturday, January 28:

Luca d'Italia, 711 Grant Street, hosts Knife Skills for Couples: Deboning & Preparing Small Game for Meals. This week, rabbit. The class includes hands-on instruction, light snacking, wine and products to make dinner. It starts at noon and costs $50 per couple. Call 303-832-6600 or visit www.lucadenver.com.

The Tears-McFarlane House, 1290 Williams Street, is the site of the Empty Bowls Fundraiser; there will be a variety of soups, bread, drinks and desserts, and each attendee gets a special soup bowl created by a local artist. It starts at 5 p.m. and costs $20 to $25; proceeds benefit the Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue. Call 303-830-1651.

Sunday, January 29:

Palazzo Verde Event Center, 6363 South Fiddler's Green Circle, hosts Drink Red, Wear Red, an industry appreciation party and fundraiser. Admission is $75; visit www.coloradorestaurant.com/cde.cfm?event=330048.

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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