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This week you can enjoy a celluloid classic, visit one of the few places in Denver that serves Senegalese dishes, partake in a cocktail, or learn how to make street food from across Southeast Asia.
Then read on for more culinary events in the coming weeks.
Monday April 5th
The menu wasn’t released for the movie night on Monday 5th April at Bistro Vendôme, but we hope it includes Danish, Cracker Jack and Chicken with Saffron Rice and Chocolate Sauce. The 6pm screening of breakfast at Tiffany’s in the restaurant (1420 Larimer Street) sells out – although another is scheduled for Monday April 19 – but you can still grab the take away option, your pearls and oversized ones Put on your sunglasses and sit down to watch and eat at home … without the exploding pressure cooker. Visit Tock to reserve your party.
The sisters Ami and Rougui Dia are serving Senegalese instead of French dishes next week.
Courtesy Le French
Tuesday April 6th
Le French in South Denver, 4901 South Newport Street, serves – no surprise – French food. The menu is full of classics like croque monsieur, escargots, beef bourguignon and hearty crepes. Starting Tuesday April 6th, the bistro will serve a Senegalese menu to honor the roots of its owners, sisters Rougui and Aminata Dia (Aminata was born in Senegal; both sisters grew up in Paris). Sandwiches with black-eyed peas or chicken yassa (a preparation made from lemons, onions, and mustard) are available for lunch and dinner. Lamb slowly cooked in peanut tomato sauce and served with sweet potatoes and yucca root; and Tinaali, a vegetarian starter made from sweet potatoes, black-eyed peas, creamed corn flour and tomato broth. On April 6th, the restaurant will donate 100 percent of net sales to Friends of Guéoul, a nonprofit that provides scholarships, computers and other resources for Senegalese students. The restaurant will continue to donate 10 percent of sales through Saturday April 10th (the last day the menu is served).
On Tuesday April 6th, Noodles & Company will donate 50 percent of sales to the Colorado Healing Fund. At 4:00 p.m., all Broomfield-based Colorado noodle shop locations will close to the CHF, a nonprofit that helps Colorado cities meet the physical, emotional, and financial needs of their citizens – who are victims of mass tragedy there are far, far too many. The CHF is currently accepting donations for the victims of the mass shooting of Boulder King Soopers. The restaurant donates up to $ 50,000. So if you want to contribute a bowl of pasta at a time, you can either order in person or online. Or you can donate directly to the fund and remember which of your elected officials at the local, state, and state levels voted against reasonable gun laws in November 2022. Your decision.
Courtesy Cocktail Caravan
Wednesday April 7th
Spring is the time of year to enroll in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. But what if the idea of getting a box of fresh fruits and vegetables every week makes you want a drink because you’ll never use up that wad of chard that takes up your entire sharper drawer? Good news! Now, with Cocktail Caravan’s Community Supported Cocktail (CSC) program, you can get less “farming” and more “sweet, sweet alcohol” in your CSA. By signing up on the bartending service website, you will receive a bottle of freshly squeezed blenders made with ingredients from local farms every week starting Wednesday April 7th. Each bottle contains five cocktails (or non-alcoholic cocktails). Mixers include combinations like grilled palisade peach, thyme and lemon or cucumber, ginger, serrano, lime and basil. The CSC runs for nine weeks and costs $ 144. You can also sign up for summer or fall stocks (also nine weeks, also $ 144) or save by getting the entire season through October 6 for $ 392.
There are still tickets left for the Jewish Art, Writer, Film and Music Festival (JAAMM) virtual chef alongside Israel-born, New York-based cook and cookbook author Einat Admony. Admony makes three courses: chopped avocado and kohlrabi salad, chicken tajine and vegan malabi (an Israeli milk pudding that is traditionally flavored with rose water). Tickets for the 7 p.m. live stream are only $ 12. After purchase, the recording will be available until Wednesday April 21st. Further information can be found on the JAAMM website.
The school (always) takes place on Cook Street.
Courtesy Cook Street
Thursday April 8th
On Thursday April 8th, the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts at 43 West Ninth Avenue will be dealing with a variety of Southeast Asian flavors. Learn how to cook dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. We’re really looking forward to the Malaysian laksa (a fragrant bowl of noodles in coconut, curry and tamarind broth). , Laotian Khao Tom (sweet steamed sticky rice) and Turon (a type of banana lumpia from the Philippines). Enroll in the class for $ 119 on the Cook Street website. A sausage plate and a welcome cocktail are included in each class.
Read on to learn more about eating and drinking:
Sunday April 18th
Three words: breakfast banana split. To get it, visit Tock and book your spot at Blanchard Family Wines, 1855 Blake Street, on Sunday April 18th. Oh, do you need more details? Sounds wrong, but okay. Blanchard is partnering with Palisades Sauvage Spectrum Winery for a brunch featuring Colorado bubbles, with seating at 11am and 1pm. For $ 55, get three courses: the above split with banana, berries, and honey-vanilla yogurt; a pulled pork benedict with barbecue hollandaise, mashed sweet potatoes, corn bread, and a 62-degree egg (that’s Celsius and it’s the perfect temperature); and French toast with honey and maple syrup. Each class will be paired with a different sparkler and the winemaker will be on hand to talk about their creations. You know what to do.
Bastien’s Steakhouse is participating in Denver Restaurant Week this year.
Friday April 23rd
Denver Restaurant Week is back on Friday, April 23rd. By Sunday, May 2, book a seat at one (or more!) Of 200 restaurants in the Denver area that offer Prix Fixe menus for $ 25, $ 35, or $ 45. The event, which usually takes place in February and March, has been postponed to spring to take advantage of Denver’s familiar sunny days and warmer weather – although the definition of “patio weather” has expanded significantly over the past year. Our favorite participants? Konjo Ethiopian, the Bindery, Spuntino, Coperta and Bastien. Find yours on the Restaurant Week website.
Uchi will be part of Westword’s first Feast To-Go.
Thursday May 13th
Westword celebrated the Denver dining scene for years at Feast, an annual food extravaganza that filled the McNichols building with tables for local restaurants to sample their best dishes. In light of the pandemic, Feast has morphed into Feast To-Go, a drive-through event at Stanley Marketplace (2501 Dallas Street in Aurora) on May 13 from 4pm to 8pm that once again celebrates the city’s resilient restaurants. At Feast To-Go, you can sample groceries from a dozen restaurants and trucks that we’ve recognized with Best of Denver awards over the past few years, as well as drinks. You can enjoy your goodie bags and restaurant samples over an impromptu picnic or just take them home … without ever leaving your car. Tickets are now available here.
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