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Cooking Classes; Tequila; and Cochon 555's Amazing Kickoff

Denverites, take a cooking class; learn about tequila; or enjoy a fabulous five-course dinner this week.

The Nickel
The Nickel

LODO — Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is offering a variety of cooking classes this month, including worldly flavors from places like India and Ireland. Whether it's a casual weeknight class or a date night event, students will be given the essential techniques every aspiring cook should know. To reserve a spot, check out the calendar online.

LOHI La Biblioteca will be hosting a Meet the Maker event on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Complimentary tasting and knowledge will be provided by the Tequila makers of Arta Tequila on March 5, with guests being offered the nightly cocktail featuring specialty tequila all evening. To make a reservation, call 720.904.0965.

DOWNTOWN — The Nickel and chef Chris Thompson have been selected to kickoff Cochon 555, a nationwide event featuring top chefs preparing heritage breed pigs. A five-course dinner will take place on March 6 at the Nickel with combined efforts from chefs from Beast + Bottle, the Squeaky Bean, Central Bistro and Bar, and Old Major. A welcome reception will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a sit down dinner at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $125 per guest, which includes beverage pairings, tax and gratuity. Reservations can by made by calling 720.889.2128. The big Cochon 555 event takes place on Sunday at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

1937 Market St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 308-9300

La Biblioteca

622 3rd Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10017 (212) 808-8110 Visit Website