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Food festivals, French food and Flockstar: it’s getting really hot this week. Read our favorite food and drink events in the calendar from Thursday, June 17th to Wednesday, June 23rd.

We also have future fun in the calendar for the coming months. Save this data!

Wednesday June 16

Swallow and slurp
Seven Grand, 1855 Blake Street
Make yourself comfortable with a flight of coastal scotches (Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Oban, and Talisker) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., accompanied by half-shell oysters. Tickets, $ 30, also include a whiskey cocktail to moisten your pipe.
To get tickets: Visit Eventbrite.

Last year's drink Red Wear Red came just before the COVID shutdown in March.EXPAND

Last year’s drink Red Wear Red came just before the COVID shutdown in March.

Courtesy of the Colorado Restaurant Association

Thursday June 17th

Attend a luxury mountain food festival
The Little Nell, 675 East Durant Avenue, Aspen
The weekend event runs through Sunday June 20 and includes a sommelier lunch, a Dom Pérignon dinner, a champagne breakfast, a rosé brunch for Father’s Day, a sustainable seafood dinner, and more. Individual events cost between $ 100 and $ 450.
More information: Visit the Little Nell website.

Celebrate like a professional for the benefit of the restaurant staff
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard
The Colorado Restaurant Association’s Drink Red, Wear Red bash includes wine (red, of course), cocktails, bites from a dozen Denver restaurants (including the Bindery, Esters, Goed Zuur, GQue Barbecue, Maria Empanada, the Pig & the Sprout, and Comida ) and live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. GA tickets are still available for $ 65.
Buy tickets: Visit the CRA website, which also provides information on the Angel Relief Fund, the beneficiary of the event, which helps hotel staff in need.

Friday June 18th

Treat yourself to a French feast for the senses
The hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
Celebrate music the French way at the Fête de la Musique of the Alliance Française with live music (including sets from DeVotchKa members), food trucks, a fully stocked bar and trivia from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry, $ 40, includes two drinks, a French sandwich (with pickles!), And dessert; additional food and drinks are offered for sale.
Please answer: Visit the Alliance Française website or Instagram.

Do you love brunch but hate the lines?  Learn how to make your own food at the Stir Cooking School.EXPAND

Do you love brunch but hate the lines? Learn how to make your own food at the Stir Cooking School.

With the kind permission of the stirred cooking school

Saturday June 19th

Drink bottomless mimosa in the comfort of your own home
Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni Street
You don’t have to be at the mercy of the brunch crowds. Learn how to cook your own weekend feast. Tomato pie; Bacon, corn and potato cakes with eggs; and a summer frittata with vegetables and sausage are on the menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The course is $ 80 and includes bottomless mimosas.
To log in: Log in to the Stir website.

Sunday June 20th

Retire to Sunday service
X Bar, 629 East Colfax Avenue
Drag queens Venus Sexton, Juiccy, Krystal Towers and Felony Misdemeanor will be broadcasting gospel songs at brunch at 12 noon in the X Bar, with food from the Saffron Grill.
For details: visit the Black Pride Colorado website.

Monday June 21st

Pick up some adorable glassware while saving animals
Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut Street
Come to Stems RiNo taproom from 3 to 9 p.m. to win another adorable apple wine vessel, this one with pink flamingos and blue-green palm leaves (while supplies last). Get two servings of the new Flockstar (hibiscus and pickle cider) plus glassware; part of the proceeds will go to the Denver Zoo.
For more information: check out Stem’s Facebook page.

Tuesday June 22nd

Try bites from a new LoDo restaurant
The original, 1600 20th Street
LoDo Bites, a series of virtual and in-person tastings that highlight LoDo restaurants, is back with an IRL meet on the terrace from 4pm to 6pm. Tickets, $ 40, include free canapés from the baseball-themed restaurant’s comfort food menu.
To collect tickets: Visit Eventbrite.

Read on for future food and drink events.

Denver's best food and drink events this week

Wednesday June 23

Break out the bottles
Guard and Mercy, 1801 California Street
Apparently, COVID is a thing of the past and we’re back to expensive midweek wine dinners. Guard and Grace’s runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and includes duck confit raviolini with crispy foie gras; grilled lamb chop and miticrema (a soft Spanish cheese) gnudi; and Law Estate Wines from California. Ticket price ($ 222 USD) includes tip but no tax.
To reserve your table: Buy tickets on the Steakhouse website.

Thursday June 24th

Chow down in the CineCHEF. of the Boulder International Film Festival
Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder
At CineCHEF, top chefs compete to see who can prepare the best film-inspired dish. Version 2021 runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and includes chefs Linda Hampsten Fox (The Bindery), Liliana Meyers (Safta), Daniel Asher (River and Woods), Chris Royster (Flagstaff House) and more. Tickets, $ 100, include wine and beer.
For more information: visit the film festival website.

Friday June 25th

Have someone else light the grill
Marczyk Fine Foods, 5100 East Colfax Avenue
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. grill masters will turn to order burgers in front of the grocery store. Can’t make it on June 25th? Three more burger nights are planned for July and August, either at the Colfax Store or at 770 East 17th Avenue.
For details: visit Marczyk’s Facebook page.

Uchi's coatings are always stunning.EXPAND

Uchi’s coatings are always stunning.

Lucy Beaugard

Thursday July 8th

Enjoy impeccable sushi in a garden setting
Uchi, 2500 Lawrence Street
Mark your calendar for Uchi’s next outdoor dinner. Cooking and menu details are yet to be disclosed, but you can count on multiple courses and, unlike previous family-style seating and plates, your own table for up to ten guests. (The June dinner was $ 150 per person and sold out almost instantly.)
For more information: visit the restaurant’s website.

Thursday 15th July

Hear from chefs who get food justice right
Space Gallery Annex, 95 South Cherokee Street
The popular Denver chefs Dana Rodriguez (Work & Class, Super Mega Bien), Jeff Osaka (Osaka Ramen, Sushi-Rama), Paul C. Reilly (Coperta), Letisha Steele and Carrie Shores (both SAME Cafe) join forces in a documentary series on why they care about food justice. The SAME Table, $ 60, goes to the nonprofit SAME Cafe restaurant and includes food, beer, wine, and the documentary premiere from 5pm to 8pm
To get hold of tickets: visit the SAME Cafe website.

If you can't grab a seat at Pizzeria Locale on July 21st, Chef Jose Avila's Barbacoa is served every Sunday in Denver.EXPAND

If you can’t grab a seat at Pizzeria Locale on July 21st, Chef Jose Avila’s Barbacoa is served every Sunday in Denver.

Mark Antonation

Wednesday July 21st

Forget taco Tuesday, enjoy a taco takeover
Pizzeria Locale, 1730 Pearl Street, Boulder
Chef Jose Avila (from the brand new La Diabla and cult favorite El Borrego Negro) takes his show with him on the way to El Norte. Reservations for tacos, margs, and pre-Hispanic Mayan cuisine are now open – and it’s quick.
Secure your spot: visit Tock to reserve.

Auroras Annette.EXPAND

Auroras Annette.

Danielle Lirette

Sunday 25th July

Pay big bucks for a beard-worthy blowout
Annette, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
The James Beard Award-nominated chef Caroline Glover prepares a three-course menu with wine and whiskey pairings. Seating is at 5pm and 7:45 pm and is available for tables of two, four, or six guests ($ 240 to $ 720).
For menu details and tickets: take a look at the James Beard Foundation website.

2019 Heritage Fire on Lafayette's Acreage.EXPAND

2019 Heritage Fire on Lafayette’s Acreage.

Danielle Lirette

Saturday July 31st

Step back in time with all kinds of proteins cooked over an open fire
Snowmass Base Village, Driveway 84, Snowmass Village
Cochon555’s Heritage Fire returns to the mountain from 4pm to 7pm, with everything from fish to poultry to cattle and Berkshires cooked over an open fire. Early bird tickets for $ 99-150 are available now and include beer, wine, and cocktails to quench your thirst.
More information: Visit the event website.

Last year's Vail Wine Classic gave attendees plenty of space to spread out.EXPAND

Last year’s Vail Wine Classic gave attendees plenty of space to spread out.

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Thursday, August 12th

Treat yourself to a boozy weekend in the mountains
Vail Athletic Fields, 646 Vail Valley Drive, Vail
This year’s Vail Wine Classic includes wine dinners, seminars and a boozy brunch as well as two two-hour grand tastings at 1.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the grand tastings are $ 99-225.
More information: Visit the event website and secure tickets on Eventbrite.

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