It's a battle of the boozes at Baur's
When I sit down for a fancy four-course meal, I don't ask for too much. Just the basics: maybe some friends, some warm bread....and three separate beverage teams trying to pair each course in a battle royale for my taste buds.
Next Tuesday, Denver will bear witness to what is being called the "First Ever Denver Pairing Competition." The event will take place at Baur's Ristorante at 1512 Curtis Street, with exec chef Corey Cunnihngham putting out four courses for the competitors to work with.
"I really feel badly for everyone trying to out-pair the Avery team," Whitney told me. "In many ways, it's just not fair. Did you know that there are over 500 polyphenols that give beer its flavor? Wines, sake included, have a paltry 300 flavor compounds. I hope you can join us for the whooping our opponents will certainly receive."
The event will be judged by the diners; seats are $60 a person. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the charity of the winner's choice -- it's Colorado Community Cycles for Avery. To make a reservation, call 303-534-4842.