Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Cooking classes, street food and dinners galore

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This week, both Terroir and Duo are cooking outside their kitchens for various dinners, Twisted Pine celebrates its birthday -- and much more, including classes and dinners for every palate. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

Monday, July 12:

The City of Aurora offers a kids' cooking class, American Pie, for ages 7 to 12. It runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and costs $24 for Aurora residents and $31 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8330.

The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, offers a Culinary Techniques Series: Fish and Seafood Workshop cooking class. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $75. Call 303-377-3222 or visit www.theseasonedchef.com.

Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Road in Boulder, hosts StrEat Chefs, a unique tasting menu of street-inspired dishes from around the world. It starts at 5 p.m. and costs $6.95 to $10.95; call 303-440-3776 or visit www.dininghall.net.

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, presents its weekly Monday Night Wine Dinner. This week, Aldo Zaninotto presents the wines of Vietti Family Wineryfrom Piedmonte, Italy; a four-course seasonal menu has been prepared to pair with the wines. Dinner is $45, and wine pairings start at $35; call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.

The City of Aurora offers a teen cooking camp, Cooking Basics, for ages 12 to 16. It costs $175 for Aurora residents and $195 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and runs through Friday, July 16. Call 303-326-8360.

Le Central, 112 East Eighth Avenue, offers a Tour de France Prix Fixe menu through Sunday, July 18, this week focusing on the French Alps region. The three-course meal is $24.95; call 303-863-8094 or visit www.lecentral.com.

Tuesday, July 13:

The City of Aurora offers a wine class, Crisp Italian Wines. It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $22 for Aurora residents and $29 for the general public; it takes place in the Summer Valley Recreation Center, 17400 East Lehigh Place in Aurora. Call 303-326-8640.

The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, offers a Culinary Techniques Series: More Fish and Seafood cooking class. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $75. Call 303-377-3222 or visit www.theseasonedchef.com.

The Margarita, 7350 Pine Creek Road in Colorado Springs, hosts Independent Restaurant Cooperative Dinner, a six-course seasonal chef's surprise menu. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $60. Call 719-598-8667.

The Denver Botanic Gardens harvests its fresh herbs to be used in cooking demonstrations, How to Cook With Aromatic Herbs, at Le Central, 112 East Eighth Avenue, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $38 for DBG members and $43 for the general public, and includes a three-course meal with dessert, tax and tip, plus a small donation to the gardens. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.

Wednesday, July 14:

Jax Fish House, 928 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents the Hosea Rosenberg Monthly Dinner Series. This month's theme is As Fresh As It Gets: The Pacific Northwest. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $100; sign up at 303-444-1811 or www.jaxfishhouseboulder.com.

The Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 5623 Owl Creek Road in Snowmass Village, hosts the annual Recognition Dinner, featuring cocktails, drinks, dinner and dancing to celebrate creativity and service to the arts. It starts at 6 p.m. Call 970-923-3181 or visit www.andersonranch.org.

Le Central, 112 East Eighth Avenue, celebrates Bastille Day with a special $29.95 three-course menu. Call 303-863-8094 or visit www.lecentral.com.

Visit Interstate Kitchen & Bar, 901 West 10th Avenue, tonight for the Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Dinner, a four-course meal hosted by Jake Norris, head distiller at Stranahan's. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $45; call 720-479-8829 or visit www.interstaterestaurant.com.

Venue, 3609 West 32nd Avenue, hosts the Anam Cara Wine Dinner, four courses paired with Oregon's Anam Cara wines. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $50; call 303-477-0477 or visit www.venuebistro.com.

Weigh in on which tequila Mezcal, 3230 East Colfax Avenue, should use for its new house margarita at the Tequila Combate starting at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted and will benefit PEBC and literacy training. Call 303-322-5219 or visit www.mezcalcolorado.com.

Thursday, July 15:

Big Game Restaurant, 1631 Wazee Street, hosts You Don't Know Jack the Way We Know Jack, three courses plus an amuse paired with different Jack Daniels cocktails. It runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and costs $45; call 303-623-1630.

Sample the off-center and full flavors from craft brewery Dogfish Head at the Dogfish Head Beer and Cheese Tasting at Morton's, 1710 Wynkoop Street. Beer will be paired with fine cheese and Morton's appetizers, and $5 from each ticket will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $45; call 303-825-3353 or visit www.mortons.com.

The City of Aurora offers a kids' cooking class, Crazy About Cookies, for ages 6 to 12. It runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and costs $24 for Aurora residents and $31 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8360.

The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, offers a Culinary Techniques Series: The Cutting Edge Workshop cooking class. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $70. Call 303-377-3222 or visit www.theseasonedchef.com.

Zolo Southwestern Grill, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, hosts a Cazadores Tequila Social, a meal of gazpacho, sea scallops, smoked pork-and-beans and a summer fruit granite paired with tequila. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $35; call 303-449-0444 or visit www.zologrill.com.

At the Empire Lounge and Restaurant, 816 Main Street in Louisville, chef Jim Cohen (who spent some time cooking with Julia Child) prepares a meal inspired by a Julia Child menu at the Jim and Julia Dinner. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $45, $65 with alcohol pairings. Call 303-665-2521 or visit www.theempirerestaurant.com.

Friday, July 16:

It's time for Fridays Uncorked at Colorado Winery Row, 4640 Pecos Street, where from 5 to 8 p.m., you can enjoy live music and $5 glasses of wine. Visit www.coloradowineryrow.com.

Chefs from Beaver Creek restaurants give free culinary demonstrations on the plaza in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek through Saturday, July 17. Visit www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/culinary-demo-series.aspx.

The Fat Tire Classic, two days of hiking and mountain biking (through Sunday, July 18) with six catered meals and free beer, hits Winter Park Resort for the season. It costs $200 to participate; visit www.fattireclassic.com.

Saturday, July 17:

The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl Street, hosts a Meadow Lark Farm Dinner. All proceeds benefit the School Food Project. Admission is $175; visit www.farmdinners.com/schoolfoodproject.html.

Fresh City Life offers street food cooking demos, featuring street food from different cultures. This week: Lima, Peru, at the Denver Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway. Admission is free, and classes run from 10:30 a.m. to noon; call 720-865-1206 or visit http://denverlibrary.org/fresh.

The City of Aurora offers a Parent & Tot cooking class, Berries, Berries, Berries, for ages 7 to 12 with parent. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon and costs $39 for Aurora residents and $51 for the general public; it takes place in the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8360.

The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, offers a Smokin' cooking class. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $70. Call 303-377-3222 or visit www.theseasonedchef.com.

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Take a tour through wine with William Norris of Colorado Wine News as part of the St. Martin's Feasts A Journey into a World of Wines at 5 p.m. at a private home in Denver. Admission is $100. Call 303-298-1970 or visit www.stmartinschamberchoir.org.

Cook It Right, 4028 South Parker Road in Aurora, presents a Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Class, where you'll learn the best foods to prepare to help prevent and survive cancer (a low-fat vegetarian diet). It runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; admission is a suggested $5 donation. Visit http://support.cancerproject.org/cooking_aurora_071710.

Head to Park Meadows Shopping Center, 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, at 1:30 or 2:15 p.m. for Sushiology 101, sushi demonstrations by Mikuni chef and co-owner Taro Arai. Call 303-790-2116 or visit www.mikunisushi.com.

Grant Family Farms, 1020 WCR 72 in Wellington, hosts Dinner on the Farm (with food by Duo" target="_blank">Duo), featuring music, cocktails, informal farm tours and a four-course dinner for $120. It starts at 4 p.m.; call 970-568-7654 or visit www.grantfarms.com.

Colorado Winery Row, 4640 Pecos Street, hosts the MSYPN Third Annual Wine Tasting at 5 p.m.; all proceeds benefit the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center. Admission is $30 per single and $50 per couple; visit www.msypn.org.

Culinary Connectors hosts an Aspen Tour, visiting Ajax, Zocalito and one stop yet to be announced, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit www.culinaryconnectors.com.

Culinary Connectors hosts a Denver Tour, visiting Baur's, Venue Bistro and Opus, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit www.culinaryconnectors.com.

If you're in Steamboat Springs for the Strings Music Festival, sign up for the Strings Kitchen & Garden Tour; options include an air-conditioned VIP van, or you can go the self-guided route on a bike or in your car. The tour runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $25 to $65; call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com.

Sunday, July 18:

Head to My Mamma's Hat Farm in Niwot for Terroir Uprooted, a dinner series offering passed hors d'ouevre, four courses and southern French wines from Kermit Lynch Import Collection. It starts at 5 p.m. and costs $65; call 303-651-0630 to sign up.

Vesta Dipping Grill's Matt Selby and dozens more Denver chefs will offer food and entertainment at Taste of the Nation; proceeds benefit Share Our Strength. It goes down at Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue, and costs $75; visit www.denvertaste.org.

Belmar, Wadsworth Boulevard and Alameda Avenue in Lakewood, hosts a Summer Pie Baking Contest. This round's flavor: cutie pie (for kids). Entry fee is $5 per pie. Visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com/events.htm.

Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street, hosts the Susan G. Komen Three-Day for the Cure Fundraiser, food, drink and fun to raise funds for breast cancer research. Featuring the beer-can chicken grill, hot dogs and specialty sausages, a silent auction and more. It runs from 1 to 6 p.m. and is free for kids six and younger, $15 for ages 6 to 20 and $35 for ages 21 and up. Call 303-293-8338 or visit www.fallingrocktaphouse.com.

Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Road in Boulder, hosts StrEat Chefs, a unique tasting menu of street-inspired dishes from around the world. It starts at 5 p.m. and costs $6.95 to $10.95; call 303-440-3776 or visit www.dininghall.net.

Lone Hawk Farm, 10790 North 49th Street in Longmont, hosts the Sunday Supper Farm Dinner, a four-course dinner in the Lone Hawk barn offering an optional farm tour (you may bring your own wine to enjoy with the meal). It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $30; visit www.lonehawkfarms.com or call 303-776-8458.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.

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