Weekly Planner: Golden Tickets, Tequila Galore and More

June 2, 2014
by Ruth Tobias


Corsica Wine Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine

Wines from the French-Mediterranean island of Corsica take center stage at this Boulder destination tonight, paired with a four-course menu that includes Berkshire pork tenderloin with purple potatoes, asparagus and sorrel gremolata as well as chocolate cannoli with pistachio gelato ($50 per person for food only, plus $45-$50 for wines). 1738 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-442-6966

Het Anker Beer Dinner at Lower48 Kitchen
Belgian brewer Charles LeCleaf will be at Ballpark’s latest hot spot to pour his ales with a quartet of courses, ranging from spring vegetables and green strawberries in bread sauce to dry-aged duck breast over wild rice with kale and currants (6:30 PM; $48 per person). 2020A Lawrence St.; 303-942-0262


All-Day Happy Hour at Bin 1884 Cheese Bar
Get a cheese plate and a bottle of wine for $20 flat from 11 AM-9 PM at this Old South Pearl cafe adjacent to The Empty Bottle1884 S. Pearl St.; 303-284-0784


Colorado Cocktail Competition at Green Russell
As part of Colorado Wine Week, area bartenders are gathering at this Larimer Square speakeasy to participate in a battle for the best wine-based libation (4:30-7 PM; $15 per person. Get tickets here). 1422 Larimer St.; 303-893-6505

Patxi’s Pizza Celebrates 10 Years in Business
All three branches of this Bay Area franchise will be marking its 10th anniversary with free food, drinks and cake for in-store diners (there are bonus prizes if you wear a Patxi’s T-shirt), as well as “golden tickets” in the form of gift cards for delivery customers. Moreover, birthday boys and girls under 10 will be treated to free pizzas; if it’s their 10th, too, they’re looking at a whole party on the house. Cherry Creek: 185 Steele St., 303-331-1000; Englewood: 3455 S. University Blvd. Unit B, 303-783-2000; Uptown: 1598 E. 17th Ave., 303-832-8000

Tequila Tasting at Black Crow
Hit the Rio Grande’s LoDo patio for a chance to sample the luxury-tequila label Maestro Dobel alongside funky snacks like pheasant sopes (pictured) from the Mexican restaurant’s modern outdoor kitchen, Black Crow. Note that space is limited to 50 guests (6-8 PM; $15 per person). 1525 Blake St.; 303-623-5432


Beer vs. Spirits Throwdown Dinner at Green Russell
The fun at Green Russell continues with a five-course dinner of pan-seared grouper in tarragon crema and red-quinoa vinaigrette, roasted pork belly over golden-beet mash, and more, all paired with booze from Avery Brewing Co. and Peach Street Distillers. Last we checked, there were still a few spots left, but best you book ASAP (6 PM; $60 per person). 1422 Larimer St.; 303-893-6505

Bison & Beer Dinner at Kachina Southwestern Grill
The Southwestern outpost hosts its third-annual bash with a four-course feast featuring Prairie Ridge buffalo and Left Hand brews, preceded by a cocktail reception (6:30 PM; $45 per person). 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster; 303-410-5813

Meet the Maker at La Biblioteca
Representatives from Agave Underground will be on hand at this Riverfront Park tequila lounge for a meet-and-greet tasting. (6-8 PM; $5 entry fee). 1610 Little Raven St. Suite #200; 720-904-0965

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