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Weekly Planner: From Oaxaca to Denmark

By Ruth Tobias
January 20, 2014
Photo by: Taryn Kapronica

Monday

Italian Wine Dinner at Colt & Gray
Get ready for a meaty four-course meal to match the bold reds of northern Italy: think charcuterie with Barbaresco, braised short ribs with Brunello di Montalcino and more from Nelson Perkins’s go-to at the edge of LoHi (7 PM; $125 per person).

1553 Platte St.; 303-477-1447

Tuesday

Brew Bites at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
Beer Month continues at Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch’s Larimer Square gastropub, Euclid Hall. Belly up to the bar from 3 PM until closing time for Brew Bites, or three beer samples accompanied by a trio of nibbles ($12.50). "Show Us Your Pucker Face" is the theme linking this week’s two-ounce pours, a selection of sour styles from Petrus, Bear Republic and Trinity. Meanwhile, keep checking Facebook and Twitter on the regular, as the staff is breaking out rare cellared beers on a moment’s notice throughout January.

1317 14th St.; 303-595-4255

Sips and Snacks at Rioja
Each Tuesday in January, the bar at Jasinski and Gruitch’s Mediterranean flagship is the place to be for a quartet of wine samples paired with snacks. Offered throughout dinner service, the $15 tasting changes weekly; tonight, the theme is Tempranillo from Spain and beyond.

1431 Larimer St.; 303-820-2282

Steuben’s Guest Lunch at Osage Cafe
Starting today, Steuben’s executive chef Brandon Biederman and his crew will be rolling into Osage Cafe in Lincoln Park on the third Tuesday of every month to cook up lunch specials with the help of students from the Denver Housing Authority’s Youth Culinary Academy. The cooks in-training will also benefit from the proceeds (11 AM-2 PM).

1099 Osage St.; 720-956-3800

Wednesday

beast + bottle’s “Evening in Alsace with Anne Trimbach”
Famed Alsatian producer Anne Trimbach joins Paul C. Reilly at his contemporary Uptown destination (pictured) for a four-course wine dinner featuring pairings like lamb-heart tartare in roasted-onion vinaigrette with Pinot Blanc and orange-blossom-scented duck with Gewürztraminer. (Reservations available on a rolling basis; $75 per person.)

719 E. 17th Ave.; 303-623-3223

Dine As the Danes Do at Trillium
Chef-owner Ryan Leinonen of Ballpark’s Trillium wraps up his Winter Scandinavian Dinner Series with a four-course introduction to the cuisine of Denmark; the $70 per-person price covers diverse pairings, an amuse bouche and a palate cleanser (rolling seating times available).

2134 Larimer St.; 303-379-9759

Oaxaca Dinner at LOLA
As part of its Regions of Mexico Dinner Series, LoHi cocina LOLA is whipping up a five-course feast to celebrate the mezcals and tequilas, as well as the cuisine, of Oaxaca. Pace yourself through a booze-fueled meal of spiny lobster ceviche in huitlacoche vinaigrette, cocoa-grilled pork in mole amarillo with refried black beans, duck-confit tamales and more ($6:30 PM; $65 per person).

1575 Boulder St.; 720-570-8686

Smashburger Launches a Lakewood Location
The Denver-based, national fast-food franchise puts its signature spin on burgers at its 24th store in Colorado to date.

7740 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood; 303-217-8441

Twisted Pine Beer Dinner at Tahona Tequila Bistro
Twisted Pine’s Bob Baile guest hosts this four-course fiesta, pouring Hop Zealot with a spicy shrimp-and-chorizo stew and Big Shot Espresso Stout alongside chocolate cake with coffee-caramel crunch ice cream, among other things - such as samples of his notorious Ghost Face Killah beer (6:30 PM; $45 per person).

1035 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-938-9600

Thursday

“Build Your Own Bordeaux Dinner” at Black Pearl
Teaming up with a representative from California-based producer-distributor Trinchero Family Estates, chef Samir Mohammad will prepare six courses to pair with five glasses of wine - and a sixth that guests will blend themselves on the spot. No word on the Old South Pearl contemporary American favorite’s finalized menu yet, except that roasted antelope loin may be involved (6:30 PM; $95 per person).

1529 S. Pearl St.; 303-777-0500

Kachina Southwestern Grill Kicks Off Ladies’ Night
As of tonight, Kachina’s calling all females every Thursday with $4 margaritas, half-off appetizers, complimentary massages, jewelry trunk shows and more (5-10 PM).

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

Thursday-Sunday

Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend
Beaver Creek’s four-day culinary festival begins Thursday with a chefs’ reception and continues throughout the weekend to treat guests to cooking demonstrations, pairing seminars, guided skiing sessions and of course a grand tasting. For a complete list of events and tickets, click here.

Places Mentioned

Lola

Mexican • LoHi

Food23 Decor24 Service22 Cost$29
 
 
 
Trillium

Scandinavian • Ballpark

Food25 Decor19 Service24 Cost$39
 
 
 
Steuben's

American • Uptown

Food24 Decor22 Service22 Cost$22
 
 
 
Rioja

Mediterranean • Central Business District

Food28 Decor24 Service26 Cost$49
 
 
 
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

Eclectic • Central Business District

Food24 Decor24 Service23 Cost$29
 
 
 
Colt & Gray

American • LoHi

Food25 Decor24 Service23 Cost$48
 
 
 
 
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