Deals & Events

5 Food & Drink Events To Book Before They Sell Out

By Ruth Tobias  |  June 3, 2014

Attention Denverites: tickets for this summer's hottest events are on sale now. All of these events should sell out, so we suggest scooping up your tickets as soon as possible. 

June 15

Ken Forrester Winemaker Dinner at Humboldt Farm - Fish - Wine
Forrseter, a pioneer in the South African wine industry, will join guests at this Uptown eatery for a five-course meal. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast for a chance to taste his Old Vine Chenin Blanc with cauliflower risotto and crab-pea salad, the 2009 Renegade (a Grenache-Shiraz blend) with roasted squab in foie gras-blackberry Bordelaise, and more. The event begins at 6:30 PM. Cost is $70 per person. 1700 Humboldt St.; 303-813-1700

June 19

Do at the Zoo 
Some 60 restaurants will be feeding the humans at The Denver Zoo’s 25th annual fundraising gala, complete with open bar and live entertainment. Cocktail attire is encouraged but not mandatory. This event happens from 7-10 PM. Cost is $175 per person, or $300 for VIP tickets, which include valet parking and admission to a private party, beginning at 6 PM. Click here to purchase. 2300 Steele St. 720-337-1400.

June 19-August 28

Re-Mixed Taste: Tag-Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics
The Museum of Contemporary Arts’ wildly popular lecture series always fills up well in advance, so check the schedule now for the food-centric sessions, including Cave Painting & Tequila on June 19, Polish Poets & Barbecue on July 3, Soul Food & Salvador Dalí on July 17 and Machiavelli & Fresh Meat Sausage on August 21. All lectures begin at 7 PM and have a 6 PM reception, beforehand. Cost is $20 per non-member, $15 per MCA member. Get tickets here. Note that the event space is not at the museum but rather at 3126 Larimer St. (303) 298-7554.

June 26

Top Taco 
Going down in Sculpture Park, on Speer Boulevard between Arapahoe and Champa Streets, this inaugural throwdown is heating up fast, with contenders like Los Chingones, Moontower, Pinche and Comida on board. Beer, tequila and ice cream will supplement the taco and margarita samples, and there’ll be live music too. The event happens from 5:30-9:30 PM. It's $65 for general admission, $125 for VIP passes, which include private-lounge access and a three-month DiningOut membership card. Reserve spots here

August 7

Denver Burger Battle
Tickets for one of the summer’s most-anticipated shindigs went on sale Saturday. And it’s a guaranteed sellout sooner rather than later. Visit the website now to secure your tickets to the beefed-up competition - also at Sculpture Park - where pretty much every local restaurant with “Burger” in its name (including Larkburger, pictured) will be vying for the title along with Ste. Ellie, Old MajorWilliams & Graham and other heavyweights. Of course you’ll get your fill of samples along with beer, wine and dessert. The event starts at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $62.73 for general admission or $90 for VIP passes, which grant early access and first dibs on various activities.