Culinary calendar: Denver Food and Wine pours into the weekend
The eighth annual Denver Food and Wine Classic -- a three-day celebration of local food, wine and spirits -- is in full swing on the campus of Metropolitan State University of Denver. And the last two days are filled to the brim with events.
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Here's the schedule:
Friday, September 7:
Lori Midson Chef Jenna Johansen
A dueling culinary demo with chef Kelly Liken (Iron Chef America) and chef Jenna Johansen (Around the World in 80 Plates) gets under way at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include entrance to the "Restaurants Rock" event later this evening.
The Spiegelau Glass Beer Seminar takes place at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50 -- which also includes a pass to Restaurants Rock -- and gets you a set of take-home glasses to taste hefeweizens, IPA's, pale ales and Belgian-style beers.
And at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Riedel Glass Seminar, where a Riedel expert will demonstrate why shape matters when drinking wine out of the correct glass. The class costs $75, and includes wine paired with cheese, a ticket to Restaurants Rock and a selection of Riedel glasses to keep.
The night ends with Restaurants Rock -- a party at the new SpringHill Suites by Marriot and the Metro Hospitality Learning Center. The event features eats from top Denver chefs, cocktails from master mixologists and live music from Opie Gone Bad. Tickets (if you didn't attend one of the previous events) are $35.