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Weekly Planner: A Slew of Wine and Beer Soirées

By Ruth Tobias
April 28, 2014
Photo by: Ruth Tobias

Weekly Planner

Monday

Isole e Olena Wine Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine
Tonight’s four-course prix fixe will be accompanied by optional pours from this famed Tuscan producer ($50 per person without wine; $95-100 with). 1738 Pearl St., 
Boulder; 
303-442-6966

Korean Fried Chicken Night at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro
Call ASAP to save yourself a seat for the all-you-can-eat chicken-and-beer feast tonight at Lon Symensma’s LoDo destination, as it’s almost fully booked ($22, plus à la carte sides). 1555 Blake St.; 303-353-5223

Monday Supper at Vesta Dipping Grill
As always, the LoDo longtimer offers up a three-course prix fixe for guests tonight; this one sings of spring, from chicken tamales with grilled ramps to strawberry shortcake with rhubarb compote. ($30 per person; $45 with wine pairings). 1822 Blake St.; 303-296-1970

VIP Grand Opening Party at Gozo
Though the few-week-old Mediterranean eatery in Baker (pictured) is already a hot spot, it’s throwing its first official soirée tonight. So come on down for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; all proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (5-8 PM; $25). 30 S. Broadway; 720-638-1462

Tuesday

Top This! Competition at Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza
Work & Class’s Dana Rodriguez and beast + bottle’s Paul Reilly go head to head in the final playoff round of the pie-topping competition at Mark Dym’s Ballpark pizzeria; attendees get to sample and vote on the by-the-slice results (7 PM). 2129 Larimer St.; 
303-296-7000

Wednesday
Bistro Barbès Opens Tonight

Chef Jon Robbins launches his French-Moorish Mediterranean eatery in Park Hill tonight; stay tuned for an opening report. 5021 E. 28th Ave.; 720-398-8085

Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner at EDGE Restaurant & Bar
The dining room at the Four Seasons downtown welcomes Napa vintner John Williams for a four-course meal paired with five wines, including vintages going back to 1991. Dishes include prosciutto-wrapped monkfish with peas and morels in truffle emulsion and a duo of Colorado lamb loin and neck. It all kicks off with a passed-appetizer reception (6:30 PM; $125 per person). 1111 14th St.; 303-389-3343

Thursday

Masters Dinner at Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza
Master sommelier Damon Ornowski will be in the house to pour hand-selected wines with a four-course menu at the Englewood outpost of Mark Dym's pie parlor (7 PM; $49 per person). 10111 Inverness Main St., Englewood; 303-790-9000

Meet the Maker at La Biblioteca
Richard Sandoval’s Platte River Valley tequila lounge continues its monthly meet-and-greet series of tastings; tonight’s guest distiller is Centinela (6-8 PM; $5 per person). 1610 Little Raven St. Suite #200; 720-904-0965

Meet Your Maker at eat + drink
The LoHi wine bar and gourmet shop will feature celebrated local chocolatier Ritual and wines from owner Pollyanna Forster’s own Muse label at this get-together and tasting (5:30-6:30 PM; $10 per person). 1541 Platte St.; 303-477-3288

Renegade Beer Dinner at DiFranco’s
The Golden Triangle Italian cafe invites you in for a three-course prix fixe paired with four beers from Denver’s own Renegade: think beet fettuccine in shallot-cream sauce alongside beet-fermented saison and raspberry-swirl cheesecake with a Russian imperial stout. (7:30 PM; $40 per person) 955 Lincoln St.; 720-253-1244

Ruby Trust Cellars Wine Dinner at Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria
Celebrate local wine tonight over a three-course meal of brûléed goat-cheese salad, bistecca with braised escarole in bagna cauda, and more at Frank Bonanno’s Lone Tree pizzeria (6 PM; $45 per person). 8439 Park Meadows Center Dr., 
Lone Tree; 303-799-8900

Sparkling Soirée at SALT
Bradford Heap’s Boulder bistro rings in spring with a spread of oysters, cheeses and sweets, all paired with sparkling wine - and served al fresco, weather permitting (7 PM; $65 per person). 1047 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-444-7258

Places Mentioned

Salt

Boulder

Food23 Decor23 Service22 Cost$37
 
 
 
Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria

Bar • Lone Tree

Atmo.- Decor- Service- CostI
 
 
 
DiFranco's Italian

Italian • Capitol Hill

Food- Decor- Service- CostI
 
 
 
La Biblioteca

Nuevo Latino • LoDo

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
EDGE Restaurant and Bar

Steakhouse • Central Business District

Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$42
 
 
 
Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria

Pizza • Ballpark

Food25 Decor22 Service22 Cost$24
 
 
 
Food25 Decor23 Service24 Cost$43
 
 
 
Food27 Decor25 Service24 Cost$41
 
 
 
Frasca Food & Wine

Italian • Boulder

Food28 Decor25 Service28 Cost$80
 
 
 
Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria

Pizza • Englewood

Food25 Decor22 Service22 Cost$24
 
 
 
 
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