A Taste of Colorado, barbecue competitions and more on this week's culinary calendar
The big food news of the coming week is A Taste of Colorado -- but before that Labor Day weekend eating orgy, there are plenty of other palate-pleasing events. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Monday, August 29:
Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, is offering its regular Monday Night Wine Dinner, this time with Wells Guthrie presenting Copain Wines to go with the four-course dinner. Admission is $50 and up, and reservations are required; call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, 1317 14th Street, will present Hendrick's Delightfully Peculiar Cocktail Academy today and tomorrow. The August 29 class is in the art of creating the proper cocktail; the August 30 lesson is on ice. Sign up for 7:30 or 9:30 p.m. sessions by calling 303-595-4255 or going to www.euclidhall.com.
Udi's Pizza Cafe Bar, 7600 Grandview Avenue in Arvada, will host Udi's Supper Club, an all-you-can-eat vegan/plant-based, family-style dinner. Admission is $18, $5 for kids under 12, and a portion of the proceeds goes to charitable causes. For more information, call 303-421-8000 or visit www.udisfood.com.
Pasquini's Pizzeria, 8101 East Belleview Avenue, is offering an installment of the Author Side Series, an intimate evening with a celebrated author. The gathering runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and costs $10; call 303-770-3100 or visit www.pasquinis.com.