And Now for Something Completely Different
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
February 13-15, this Ballpark cooking school is leading a cooking class for couples centered on aphrodisiacs, including oysters with vanilla mignonette, spice-rubbed chicken and chocolate pavlova. Students will receive two glasses of wine each to accompany the meal they prepare, but they can also purchase a full bottle for $29 (Thursday-Saturday, 6-9:30 PM; $89 per person). On Valentine’s Day only, the staff will demonstrate the art of pairing five wines with chocolate desserts (6-8:30 PM; $69 per person).
1937 Market St.; 303-308-9300
To supplement its treasure trove of cheeses, chocolates and boutique wines, the Boulder gourmet retailer is cooking up a complete dinner for two ($50): pistachio-mint-crusted lamb with yogurt sauce, wood-roasted root vegetables, green salad with golden raisins and pomegranate seeds, and flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Call in advance as quantities are limited; pick-up is required at 5:30 PM.
1825B Pearl St., Boulder; 720-389-8096
Olive & Finch Eatery
Mary Nguyen’s artisan cafe-bakery in Uptown is doing door-to-door deliveries of its Sweet Tooth Basket ($95). The elaborate package of treats contains a dozen each house-baked macaroons, alfajores, chocolate-chip cookies and oatmeal-raisin cookies, as well as caramel corn, almond toffee, chocolate caramels and peanut butter meltaways. Order by February 7.
1552 E. 17th Ave.; 303-832-8663
Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place
While offering an array of menu specials, this funky organic kitchen is also hosting Draglesque, a revue with the Rocky Mountain Kings and Boulder Burlesque. Buy $10 advance tickets here or pay $12 at the door; 10% of all proceeds goes to transgender support group Safehouse.
2027 13th St., Boulder; 303-449-0120