Eater Denver’s events roundup provides a weekly curated rundown of the most interesting and engaging local dining and drinking festivals, classes, workshops, dinners and more. Published every week, this is your stop for all the happenings that are actually worthy of your time in Denver.
Every week, Eater Denver editors weed through tips, emails and listings to bring you the most essential food-related happenings — each and every event listed here is a personal recommendation from an Eater editor, hand-selected because of its intriguing menu, above-the-bar cuisine or drink, or exceptional chef and restaurant involvement.
The focus is on events taking place in the next three months, as well as upcoming affairs you’ll want to make reservations or buy tickets for stat (before they sell out). Food and drink events are listed in chronological order.
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5280 Brunch Event
When: Saturday, March 23
Where: The Jacquard
What: The magazine takes brunch to the next level with an inaugural party, complete with a build-your-own drink bar, sweet and savory offerings, cocktails, and more.
Additional Information: Tickets start at $55.
Joyride Rooftop Opens
When: Saturday, March 23
Where: Joyride Brewery
What: It may not feel like spring just yet, but Joyride will debut a rooftop deck, complete with views of Sloan’s Lake, downtown, and Pike’s Peak, regardless. Customers can reserve the rooftop VIP area, equipped with a heater and no lines, from either noon to 2 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.
Food of the Italian South Tour Dinners
When: Sunday, March 24
What: Author Katie Parla launches her national book tour for Food of the Italian South with five-course event at the restaurant. Featured courses include code with chile and pork neck with mushrooms.
Additional Information: The menu is $78 per person and includes a signed cookbook Inquire for wine options. Can’t make it this time? Parla will host another dinner at Frasca Food & Wine on Monday, March 25.
Sunday School: Making Pasta in Northern Italy
When: Sunday, March 24
Where: Dio Mio
What: Learn how to make the fresh pasta using the shapes and techniques signature to Northern Italy. The afternoon class includes wine, snacks, a pasta lunch — plus a goody bag of all the pasta participants prepared.
Additional Information: Enrollment costs $75 per student.
When: Tuesday, March 26
What: The restaurant welcomes Lance Hanson of Jack Rabbit Hill Farm for dinner. The chef will roam from the kitchen through the dining room to help prepare the six-course dinner and its accompanying wines.
Additional Information: Prepaid reservations can be made online for parties of one to four for $150 per person.
Moxy Whiskey Barrel Release
When: Thursday, March 28
What: The Cherry Creek hotel worked with Stranahan’s Whiskey to cultivate a single barrel, private label whiskey just for the hotel — and those that visit the bar. The “aero plane” whiskey cocktail includes whiskey, aperol, amaro, and fresh lemon. To celebrate the launch, expect a DJ and Stranahan’s swag.
Additional Information: The drink costs $10.
Cool Beans Beer & Coffee Festival
When: Sunday, March 31
Where: Ratio Beerworks
What: What’s better than coffee, beer, and brunch? Back by popular demand, the Cool Beans beer and coffee festival features bites like breakfast tacos and doughnut wholes from local businesses and plenty of beer.
Additional Information: Tickets can be purchased online for $35.
High West Oyster Fest
When: Wednesday, April 3
Where: EXDO Event Center
What: In it’s seventh year, the annual oyster extravaganza features a shucking comptetion, speed eating contest, and a brass band. Some of Denver’s top restaurants, like Fish N Beer, Guard and Grace, and Cart-Driver, will offer their take on oysters.
Margie’s Grill NOLA Pop Up
When: Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10
Where: Jax Fish House Fort Collins and Jax Fish House Boulder
What: New Orleans Chef Marcus Jacobs takes over the kitchen of Jax’s Fort Collins and Boulder restaurants, crafting dishes with the signature Creole and southeast Asian style of Marjie’s Grill. Courses include a party platter with enough meat to tempt Ron Swanson, and buttermilk chess pie.
Additional Information: Seats for the family-style dinner start at $55 per person and are limited to 50 patrons. Make a reservation online.
Second Annual Mule Majors
When: Saturday, April 13
Where: Denver Sports Castle
What: The Moscow Mule and mini golf-centric celebration returns to Denver in April. Customers can also play golf, watch the Masters, or sip on whiskey, beer, and wine.
Additional Information: VIP tickets start at $79 and include early admission and access to a private lounge. General admission tickets start at $54. Use the code “MileHigh” for 20 percent off single tickets.
When: Friday, April 19
Where: The Four Seasons Denver
What: Whisky enthusiasts can sample 100-plus variations of whisky from Colorado companies like State 38 Distilley and Deerhammer. Drams and bites tickets include food pairings, a cigar, and nosing glass while connoisseur tickets allow participants to attend a masterclass and an exclusive lounge.
Additional Information: Tickets start at $95.
When: Friday, April 19, through Wednesday, April 27
Where: Safta at The Source Hotel
What: For $65 per person, families and friends can celebrate Passover with a family-style dinner on April 19 and 20, complete with a Sedar plate, duck matzo ball soup, and slow-cooked wagyu brisket. Starting April 21, the complete Passover menu will be offered a la carte.
Additional Information: Reservations are recommended.