Contest alert: Win two seats to tonight's Hooves & Hops dinner at Osteria Marco (updated with winner)

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Update: We have a winner! Congrats to Alison Nishi, who was the first commenter to hit the right weight -- 95 pounds -- on the nose.

The Great American Beer Festival barrels into town tomorrow, but the crew at Osteria Marco, Frank Bonnano's popular pig-, pizza- and salumi-centric gathering spot in LoDo, is getting a head start on the festivities tonight by hosting a hooves and hops dinner that's definitely nothing to snort at.

See also:

- Master Cicerone Rich Higgins on GABF, Denver restaurants and melancholic beers
- Lucas Forgy, exec chef of Freshcraft, reveals his favorite beers
- GABF week kicks off with beers, balls and a message from the Falling Rock's Chris Black

The five-course feast, paired with brews from Durango-based Ska Brewing Company, starts at 6:30 p.m., and Osteria exec chef Burton Koelliker's menu looks amazing (pan-seared head cheese!), and one of you, plus a guest, will get to pig out for free if you can answer a simple trivia question.

See that pig up top? That's dinner, and Koelliker is using the whole hog, from nose to tail.
Here's the question we want you to answer about the pig: How much did the beast weigh, in pounds, before Koelliker broke it down?

The person who comes the closest to the actual poundage without going over will win the two seats. Submit your guesses in the comments section below, and be sure to include your name and a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you win.

We'll announce the winner today no later than 5 p.m.

You can also purchase tickets (they're nearly sold out), which are $55 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, by calling the restaurant at 303-534-5855.

Here's a sneak peek at the menu:

First Course: Ciccioli cannoli with roasted garlic whipped potatoes, Euphoria Pale Ale-braised Brussels sprout slaw, pancetta-Dijon vinaigrette
Paired with Euphoria Pale Ale

Second Course: Pan-seared head cheese with horseradish Parmesan fonduta, salsa fra diavolo, baby arugula salad dressed with True Blonde vinaigrette
Paired with True Double Blonde

Third Course: Slow-cooked ribs and spicy sausage with fingerling potato salad and Gorgonzola, served with Pin Stripe Red Ale barbecue sauce and borlotti bean ragu
Paired with Pin Stripe Red Ale

Fourth Course: Cherry wood-smoked porchetta stuffed with kale, roasted tomatoes and tart cherries, caramelized apple sauce, grilled mascarpone polenta Cake, Decadent IPA demi-glace.
Paired with Decadent Imperial IPA

Fifth Course: House-cured pancetta bread pudding with bittersweet chocolate, Steel Toe Milk Stout gelato and dulce de leche
Paired with Steel Toe Milk Stout


Location Info

Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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54 comments
Fletcherneedsajob
Fletcherneedsajob topcommenter

If for some reason she can't make it, please let me know as I believe I was 2nd closest.

dpadilla4
dpadilla4

I am guessing 105 lbs. Yummy.

Daniel

dpadilla@hotmail.com

Powers
Powers

I will be using a 95-pound pig from a farm in Iowa that we procure from Shamrock Foods. So, 95!

sesnow
sesnow

191

 

Sarah- snow.sarahelizabeth@gmail.com

helkins
helkins

104 lbs. Holly - hollye75@gmail.com

DeeGal
DeeGal

49 lbs   dina6878ATme.com

Maven
Maven

210

mavenofthemarket@gmail.com

MLEC
MLEC

79 lbs

 

swtdewdrops@yahoo.com

trufflez
trufflez

101 lbs.

 

mmmspicy150@gmail.com - Dan

tmprince
tmprince

163 lbs. Tom

tmprince@gmail.com

ckkc
ckkc

123 

 

christiana

christianahkim@gmail.com

shaag81
shaag81

248 lbs. Steve - shaag81@gmail.com

matt
matt

127 - matt.  Mattyoung241@gmail.com

alison.nishi
alison.nishi

95

Alison Nishi

alison.nishi@gmail.com

 

Calisota
Calisota

62.6 Ian Watson Wa777son@yahoo.com

oge389
oge389

184

 

Greg;  oge389@gmail.com

AliP11
AliP11

231

Alex

albug081282@yahoo.com

Rex_Grant
Rex_Grant

265

 

Matt Sandy

sandymatt17@gmail.com

lmartin
lmartin

212

Laura Martin

l.martin0506@hotmail.com

bncaplan
bncaplan

176

Ben Caplan

bncaplan@gmail.com

Fletcherneedsajob
Fletcherneedsajob topcommenter

But I really hope she can make it, because it looks awesome.

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