Oktoberfest, a Mexican fiesta and more on the menu this week
Chef Shellie Kark is teaching a two-part class at the Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, titled "Rooted: Heirloom Recipes as Family History." The first session is today, and will focus on converting word-of-mouth family recipes into actual formulas that anyone can follow; the followup session is September 23. The classes run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Level 4 Community Technology Center at the library, and the workshop fee of $15 includes two copies of a commemorative cookbook. To sign up, go to denverlibrary.org.
Monday, September 9:
Bru Handbuilt Ales & Eats
Frasca, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, is hosting its Monday night wine dinner this evening. The four-course meal costs $50, with additional charges for pairings; call 303-442-6966 for reservations.
Prospect Park, 700 Tenacit in Longmont, continues hosting a gathering of area food trucks every Monday night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Prospect Eats also features live, local music; tonight's performance will be from the Jamesons. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Tuesday, September 10:
Bru Handbuilt Ales & Eats, 5290 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, is hosting the first in a series of monthly beer dinners tonight at 6:30 p.m. Executive Chef/Brewmaster Ian Clark, along with chefs Josh Monopoli and Jason Brown, will highlight peaches; check the website to view the five-course menu. The restaurant will also be debuting Clark's Belgian Style Imperial Stout, an ale hand-built with bitter cocoa and roasted Colorado peaches. Tickets are $45 and seating is limited, call 720-638-5193 for reservations; for more information, visit www.bruboulder.com.