Plenty of pairings, guest chefs and more on this week's calendar
The 2011 James Beard award winner for Best Chef: Southwest, Saipin Chutima of Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas, will be in Denver tonight, cooking at the University of Denver's Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, 2044 East Evans Avenue, as part of its Guest Chef Dining Series. Seatings will be every fifteen minutes from 6 to 7 p.m. and cost $85; there will also be live jazz from DU's Lamont School of Music.
Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, is hosting Dos Casas Dinner & Fundraiser tonight -- a culinary extravaganza that benefits Brent's Place, a local nonprofit that provides hope and help for kids stricken with cancer. Chef Jamey Fader has invited some of Colorado's most distinguished chefs to create a multi-course feast for lucky ticket holders. (Westword editor Patricia Calhoun, who claims Lola as her home bar, will emcee.) Tickets are $85 each, which includes a six-course dinner paired with wines and cocktails, or $125 for VIP tickets, which adds a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., preferred seating and a gift basket. For reservations, call 720-570-8686.
1530 16th St., Denver, CO
2030 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO