TIKI ROAST AT OAK AT FOURTEENTH
When: Monday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
Where: 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder
What: Chef Steve Redzikowki will serve up a number of island -themed dishes with jerk chicken skewers, roasted plantains, and a hearts of palm salad, among others. A full Luau-style Pork Roast is the main course. Bartender Bryan Dayton will offer a number of rum cocktails throughout the night to match the tiki theme.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $75 per person plus tax and gratuity and reservations can be made by calling 303.444.3622. More details can be found here.
THE BIG WONDERFUL
When: July 12 starting at 11 a.m.
Where: Sustainability Park
What: The debut of a weekly food-centric flea market of sorts in Sustainability Park featuring mobile vendors, booze, and live music .
More info, tickets, reservations: No tickets are necessary. More info is available here.
PAIRSINE CHEFS FOOD AND BEER PAIRING COMPETITION
When: Wednesday July 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Pavillion at The Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield
What: Ten chefs and twenty culinary pairings with more than 30 award-winning beers, plus a silent auction and live music. A professional panel of judges will choose the "Best Chef" and "Most Creative Chef." Among the participating chefs, Jonathan Power of the Populist, Jon Mendoza and Jamey Freeman of Bad Apple, and Chris Cina of the Breckenridge-Wynkoop group.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $50 in advance and $65 at door and can be purchased online here.
BLACKBELLY FARM DINNER AT LONE HAWK FARM
When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Where: 10790 N 49th Street, Longmont
What: Chef Hosea Rosenberg, founder of Blackbelly, and winner of Top Chef Season 5, will be cooking up a multi-course farm-to-table dinner. Guests will enjoy a special farm tour and a seasonal menu that spotlights fresh produce from Lone Hawk Farm and an array of special meats the Blackbelly Farm.
More info, tickets, reservations: This is event is BYOB and tickets, which are limited, can be purchased for $125 per person right here.
THE BIG EAT
When: July 17 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Galleria at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 950 13th Street
What: An annual event organized by EatDenver that brings together nearly 40 restaurants and bars for a taste of some of Denver's best food. (7:30-10:30 PM; $55 general admission, $75 for early-access VIP passes. Book here).
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $55 general admission, $75 for early-access VIP passes, and can be purchased here.
BACKYARD BARBECUE COOKING CLASS
When: July 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stir Cooking School
What: A hands-on cooking class focused around hosting a summer party al fresco. The menu includes, among other things, sweet and spicy baby back ribs withDr. Pepper barbecue sauce, grilled corn on the cob with garlic butter and white
cheddar and the PERFECT potato salad
$75 per person.
More info, tickets, reservations: The class costs $75 per person and reservations can be made by calling 720.287.4823 or visiting stirtolearn.com.
KEYSTONE WINE AND JAZZ FEST
When: July 19-20.
Where: Keystone's River Run Village
What: Sample more than 250 different wines from red to pink and white to sparkling wines and champagnes. Learn about cabernet wine regions at the "World Cup of Cabernet" seminar or the surprising ways to mix champagne into your everyday life at the "Bubbles… On the Rocks" session. Then, there's the "Pink is the New Yum" seminar to debunk those myths about rosé. While sipping your wine and champagne, enjoy the perfect pairing with eight different jazz bands on stage throughout the festival.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit the festival's website or call 970.496.4386.
DENVER FIVE BELLA GIARDINO DINNER
When: July 21 at 6 p.m.
Where: Epicurean, 6800 S. Xanthia Street, Centennial
What: An Tuscan-themed dinner cooked by the chefs of the Denver FIVE: Elise Wiggins of Panzano, Carrie Shores of Table 6, Aniedra Nichols of Elway's, Jenna Johansen of Epicurean, and Nadine Donovan of Old Major.
More info, tickets, reservations: Guests are invited to pay what they'd like for the five course dinner with wine pairings- all proceeds will go to charity. Reservations can be made at 303.770.0877.
FABRIZIA LANZA LECTURE AND DINNER
When: Wednesday, July 23- lecture from 5 to 6 p.m., reception and dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Source (3350 Brighton Boulevard)/Fuel Cafe (3455 Ringsby Court)
What: Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza will visit Denver once again this year and she will host a lecture and dinner in RiNo. The free-of-charge lecture, focused on heirloom grains and breads, will feature Lanza and baker Steve Scott of Babette's Artisan Breads and will take place at the Source. A reception and dinner organized by Slow Food Denver will follow at Fuel Cafe. Tasca wines made at Lanza's family winery will be served, paired with a menu created by chef Bob Blair and the Sicilian chef.
More info, tickets, reservations: For more information and tickets, call Slow Food Denver at 303.955.4739.
UNION STATION GRAND OPENING
When: Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Union Station, LoDo
What: The highly anticipated redevelopment of the iconic train station that now features several eateries including Stoic & Genuine from chef Jennifer Jasinski. This community celebration will showcase the entire project, allowing full access to the building and will feature a street festival filled with hometown bands, food trucks and vendors.
More info, tickets, reservations: Check the Union Station webpage and stay tuned for updates here.
SIERRA NEVADA BEER CAMP
When: Friday, July 25
Where: Civic Center Park
What: Sierra Nevada will have a Denver stop on its monster seven city traveling tour of beer bonanza. More than 700 breweries have signed up to participate in the tour, which by some accounts will be the largest celebration of craft beer in history.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $65 and can be purchased online. More information is available here.
BAD APPLE POP UP DINNER
When: July 30 at 7 p.m.
Where: Black Eye Coffee, 3408 Navajo Street
What: Arguably putting out some of the most inventive food in Denver, chef Jon Mendoza will host once again a pop up of his Bad Apple concept. Guests will be treated to a five course menu paired with drinks and accompanied by some snacks and petit fours.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $55 for the food and drinks and reservations can be made by calling 720.588.7705.