The ten best culinary events for April

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Danielle Lirette
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Spring is officially here, and important culinary events are popping up across Colorado -- from the annual Taste of Vail to the twentieth anniversary edition of Dining Out For Life, which benefits Project Angel Heart. There are also special dinners, lectures and beer festivals, of course. Keep reading for the ten best culinary events this month.

See also: Gozo, Guard and Grace open; Emilene's pulls up steaks: Our Restaurant Roll Call for March

10) Taste of Vail
April 2-5

Often ranked among the country's best food and wine festivals, the annual Taste of Vail gets under way tomorrow and runs through Saturday, April 5. This year's event will host more than thirty chefs and almost 130 wineries; there will be seminars, picnics, dinners, wine tastings, auctions and much much more. Tickets for individual activities start at $50 and full festival passes will set you back $525. Visit for tickets and more information.

9) An Evening With Adrian Miller
Thursday, April 3

Slow Food Denver is hosting an evening at Cora Faye's with soul food scholar and author Adrian Miller, a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for his book Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time. Tickets for the event are $38 for Slow Food Members and $43 for non-members; RSVP here.

8) Chefs Up Front

Sunday, April 6
More than thirty of Denver's best chefs will be cooking up multi-course meals tableside at this year's Colorado Chefs Up Front benefit at the Colorado Convention Center. The beneficiary of the evening is Cooking Matters, which empowers low-income families by giving them the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals. The night kicks off with a reception featuring some of the metro area's best bartenders shaking up signature cocktails, followed by dinner and a live auction. General admission starts at $300; click here to purchase tickets.

7) DAM Uncorked
April 11-12
DAM Uncorked is one of the Denver Art Museum's largest fundraisers of the year. This year guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres from Kevin Taylor Catering while sampling over 300 wines during the Wine Tasting on April 11; there's an Uncorked Dinner on April 12. Both evenings will feature a silent auction where guests can bid on art, wine, tours, travel packages and more. Tickets are $90 for museum members, $125 for non-members, and $45 for designated drivers. Find out more on the Denver Art Museum's website.

6) Taste of Pearl
Sunday, April 13
Taste of Pearl is back for a fifth round in Boulder, pairing food from fifteen of the town's best restaurants with wine from fifteen Colorado wineries at boutiques and galleries in downtown Boulder. Tickets for the event are $75 and include a commemorative wine glass and more. Visit the Taste of Pearl website to buy tickets and to find out more about the event.

Keep reading for more of April's best culinary events.

Location Info

Cora Faye's Cafe

2861 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Guard and Grace

1801 California Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Colorado Convention Center

700 14th St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Simms Steakhouse

11911 W. 6th Ave., Golden, CO

Category: Restaurant

Chart House Restaurant

25908 Genesee Trail Rd., Golden, CO

Category: Restaurant


1710 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Willie G's Seafood & Steaks

1585 Lawrence St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

McCormick's Fish House & Bar

1659 Wazee St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Oceanaire Seafood Room

1400 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

The Fort Restaurant

19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO

Category: Restaurant

Govnr's Park Restaurant & Tavern

672 Logan St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: General

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