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Twelve Culinary Events To Check Out in March

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Cochon 555 Denver 2014
Cochon 555 Denver 2014
Adam Larkey
When: March 3
Where: Lower 48, 2020 Lawrence Street
What: Chefs Steve Redzikowski of Acorn/Oak at Fourteenth and Alex Figura of Lower48 will cook up a four-course dinner featuring dishes from the 113th issue of Art Culinaire Magazine. The dinner is $64 per person; a copy of the magazine will be available for $10; and wine pairings are available for an additional cost. Chef Figura will showcase yogurt, while chef Steve Redzikowski will showcase citrus. 
More info, tickets, reservations: For reservations, cdall 303.942.0262.

When: March 3
Where: Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon Street
What: A special five course prix fixe dinner complete with amuse bouche, and mignardises. Cocktail pairings ranging from Cabernet cobblers to French 75s are included.
More info, tickets, reservations: The dinner is $75 per person. For reservations, call 303.997.8886 or email

When: March 5 thru 8
Where: The Broadmoor (1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs)
What: Over 16 chef and beverage experts from around the nation will serve up gourmet dishes to guests. During the four day event guests should also expect to try world-class wines and cocktails, as well as have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the chef and beverage experts. Some chef and beverage experts include: three Michelin-starred chef Curtis Duffy; Eater LA's Chef of the Year Jessica Koslow; and master of wine Doug Frost.
More info, tickets, reservations: Various packages are offered for the four day event. For three nights at The Broadmoor and access to all of the events it's $1025 per person; two night packages start at $750 per person. For more packages, visit the Taste & Savor website. Check out the full list of culinary talent.

When: March 7, 5 p.m.
Where: Denver Deep Dish, 1200 W. 38th Avenue
What: The Denver Deep Dish grand opening will feature live music, as well as food and drink specials. Families are welcomed to come from 2 to 5 p.m. for kid-friendly fun. 
More info, tickets, reservations: If you know you can make it, RSVP at

When: March 8, 5 p.m.
Where: Ritz-Carlton Denver, 1881 Curtis Street
What: Cochon 555, one of the country's culinary competitions, returns to Denver and the lineup is huge. This year's chefs include Kelly Whitaker of Basta, Matt Vawter of Mercantile Dining & Provision, John Little of Harman's Eat & Drink, Christopher Thompson of The Nickel and Rich Byers of the Corner Office. The Denver return will focus on family farms, whole hog utilization, and preparation for six dishes - all in hopes of winning over the judges. There will be plenty of festivities, demos and grub to go around. 
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $125 per person for general admission, and $200 for VIP (early 4 p.m. admission). To purchase tickets, visit the Cochon 555 website.

March 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder
What: The third annual High West Oyster Fest celebrates the wonderful mollusk while benefitting a great non-profit cause. There With Care provides support to families of children dealing with critical illnesses. Proceeds and benefits from the event will help these families in need. The night will include an oyster eating competition, oyster shucking competition, special guests, live music, and plenty of oysters, as well as other seafood.
More info, tickets, reservations: The fest is $50 per person (includes four food & drink tickets). Tickets can be purchased at all Jax locations or at the eTown site. For more information on the event, go to

When: March 12, 7 to 10 p.m.
WhereTivoli Turnhalle, 900 Auraria Parkway
What: Imbibe Events and Calico Culture are coming together for the second annual Around the World in 180 Minutes. Ticket holders can taste the flavors of the world in one night. From South American cuisine to Italian wines and German beers, attendees can get it all in one place. Participating restaurants include: 1515 Restaurant, Adelitas Denver Cocina and Cantina, DiFranco's, Little India, Maria Empanada, Range, the Corner Office, and more restaurants are being added daily.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $30 and available through the Imbibe Events website.

March 14, 3 to 9 p.m. 
Where: Huckleberry Roasters, 4301 Pecos Street
What: New Belgium, Huckleberry Roasters, The Real Dill and Western Daughters are coming together to give the 411 on their businesses. The afternoon starts off learning about Huckleberry's roasting process. The Real Dill lets ticket holders make their own pickles. Western Daughters will offer barbecue, beer, and a butchering demo to end the night. Food, beer, and transportation between the three locations will be included with each ticket. 
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $75 per person (20 person event max) For ticketing, visit the event website.

When: March 21, 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Sports Authority Field Club Level, 1701 Bryant Street
What: The festival will feature over 70 collaboration beer projects with contributors from breweries across Colorado and the U.S. 
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $50 plus fees per person Speciality "Collaboration Fanatic" tickets are available for $75, which includes early entry, coat check, beer snacks, and a custom growler. Other perks for both tickets TBA.

When: March 26
Where: Central Bistro and Bar, 1691 Central Street
What: Chef Matt Selby's crew will team up with Jake Norris and Laws Whiskey House to serve diners a seven-course meal focused on butter and whiskey. The menu is not all the way settled, but Laws Whiskey will contribute fresh grains and charred barrels for aging and curing. The dinner will feature cured butter, with spent grain bread, goat butter poached lobster with pig's blood pasta, and cultured butter/buttermilk chocolate pave.
More info, tickets, reservations: Take a peek at the events page periodically for the menu. For reservations, call 303.477.4582.

When: March 26, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe Street
What: As part of Colorado Craft Beer Week, New Kids on the Block is the only event focusing on breweries that have opened recently. In order to participate, a brewery must be under two years old on the day of the festival. This year's festival will feature a VIP three-course beer dinner at 6 p.m. 
More info, tickets, reservationsTickets are on sale now. VIP tickets, which include the beer dinner and festival are $40. General admission - all you can drink -tickets are $25. Ticket prices increase by $5 in March.

When: March 28, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak, Longmont
What: Left Hand Brewing is bringing the mountain to the city for the third annual Hops + Handrails event. This event closes out Colorado Craft Beer Week, with 50 craft breweries; a 40 foot snowboard ramp and rail jam competition; unlimited tasting; live music; food; and a kids' park.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $30 for the Beer Fest & Rail Jam; $10 for the Rail Jam. Visit the event website for tickets. The schedule is as follows:
Doors at 11:30 a.m.; Beer Fest from noon to 4:45 p.m.; Rail Jam from 1:45 to 5 p.m.; Award Ceremony at 5 p.m.

Central Bistro and Bar

1691 Central Street, Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-4582 Visit Website


15 Henry Thomas Drive, , LA 70124 (504) 218-5413 Visit Website

Lower 48

2020 Lawrence St Unit A, Denver, CO 80205 303 942 0262 Visit Website

Williams & Graham

3160 Tejon Street, , CO 80211 (303) 997-8886 Visit Website

Denver Deep Dish

1200 West 38th Avenue, , CO 80211 (720) 619-3337 Visit Website