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Weekly Planner: DSTILL and a Plethora of Pairings

By Ruth Tobias
March 10, 2014

Monday

Mas de Daumas Gassac Wine Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine
Samuel Guibert, owner of famed Languedocienne estate Mas de Daumas Gassac, will discuss his wines as they accompany a four-course meal cooked by chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Dishes include oyster tagliolini and torrone semifreddo ($50 per person for food only, plus $45-$50 for wines). 1738 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-442-6966

Tuesday

Ode to Colorado Game Dinner at BRU handbuilt ales & eats
For this four-course beer dinner, chef-owner Ian Clark is pairing bison tartare with cured egg yolks, kimchi mustard and Belux Belgian pale ale; lamb braciole over toasted farro with Big Brown Woody imperial brown ale; and more (7 PM; $50 per person).

5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; 720-638-5193

One-Pot Meals at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Guests will prepare Taos chicken casserole, shrimp jamabalaya and more for a meatless feast to follow (6-8 PM; $47 per non-member, $42 per member).

1007 York St.; 720-865-3501

Wednesday

DSTILL Spirits Workshops
As part of the DSTILL conference hitting town this week, three public spirit-tasting seminars are taking place this evening. Meet the makers and learn all about craft gin at Session Kitchen (pictured) on Old South Pearl, rum at LoDo's TAG Restaurant and whiskey at Ste. Ellie in the Highlands (7-9 PM; $60-$65).   

Session Kitchen, 1518 S. Pearl St., 720-763-3387; Ste. Ellie, 1553 Platte St., 303-477-1447; TAG, 1441 Larimer St., 303-996-9985

Spring Chef’s Dinner at Charcoal Restaurant
Gather in the private dining room of this Golden Triangle fixture for a seven-course tasting that ranges from spring peas with egg butter, lavender crème fraîche and crostini to lamb loin with chèvre and roasted tomatoes (6:30 PM; $60 per person,  $85 with wine).

43 W. 9th Ave.; 303-454-0000

Tequila Cooking Class at Kachina Southwestern Grill
Make margaritas to enjoy alongside ceviche, carnitas and très leches cake with help from the chef of this Southwestern eatery, who also provides a goodie bag with recipes (6-8 PM; $20).

10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster; 303-410-5813

Thursday

Beer-and-Cheese Tasting at Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Hit this Southwest Denver taproom to sample four cheeses from The Truffle Cheese Shop paired with bread, fruit and a quarter of house beers (7-8 PM; $20).

1338 South Valentia Street #100; 720-443-2522

DSTILL Showcase
Tickets are still available for DSTILL's grand tasting tonight, when some 50 craft distillers and bartenders will be pouring their wares at the McNichols Civic Center Building on Capitol Hill. Should be a barn burner (7-10 PM; $50 tickets available here). 

144 West Colfax Ave.

Places Mentioned

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Frasca Food & Wine

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Session Kitchen

Eclectic • Platt Park

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Ste. Ellie

Bar • LoHi

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