Tuesday, October 17, 2006

THE WHOLE THING
We love newspapers, but the printed page has one major limitation: space. Wednesday's Food section had so little of it, we had to slice and dice our listing of foodie events till little was left. But in the online world, space is virtually unlimited, so we're taking advantage of that today by publishing the entire "What's Cooking" calendar for the week.



CLASSES
Cook Street School of Fine Cooking: 1937 Market St., Denver. Registration: 1-303-308-9300 or www.cookstreet.com.
-- “Wine Label Lingo,” 6-9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 19, $49.
-- “Classic Techniques: Italian,” 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 24 and Wednesday Oct. 25.
Cooking School of the Rockies: 637 S. Broadway, Suite H, Boulder. Registration: 1-303-494-7988, 1-877-249-0305 or www.cookingschoolrockies.com.
-- “Caribbean Flavors,” 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 21 and Sunday Oct. 22, $190.
-- “Basic Cooking Techniques,” 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 19, $595.
Creative Cakes candy classes: 2925 Galley Road Classes, 7-9 p.m., $14. Registration required: 597-4667.
-- Peanut butter cups, turtles, hard candy suckers and more, Tuesday Oct. 24.

International Wine Guild: Metropolitan State College, Auraria Campus, Plaza Building, Auraria Parkway, Denver. All classes are 6:30-9:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Wine classes include six to 10 wines, light food and a presentation. Wine-and-food-pairing classes include a two-course meal and six wines. Registration: 1-303-296-3966 or www.internationalwineguild.com.
-- “Components II,” Thursday Oct. 19, $50.
-- “Intro to Sak√©,” Friday Oct. 20, $50.
-- “Components I, II and III in a Day,” Saturday Oct. 21, $127.50.
-- “Rare Wine: Clark-Claudon Vertical,” Saturday Oct. 21, $75.
-- “Intro to Spain and Portugal,” Tuesday Oct. 24, $50.
-- “German Wine and Food Pairing,” Wednesday Oct. 25, $60.

Nutritional Bread Baking Supplies: 7455 Winding Oaks Drive. Registration: Phyllis Stanley, 528-7098 or www.breadbakingsupplies.com.
-- “Wholegrain 101,” 10-11:30 a.m. Friday Oct. 20, free.

Paragon Culinary School: 3125 Sinton Road.Registration required: 578-5740.
-- “Tapas! Food and Wine of Spain with Chef Jason Miller,” 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 22, $65.
Paravicini’s Italian Bistro: 2802 W. Colorado Ave. Registration required: 471-8200.
-- Noon Saturday Oct. 21, $25 per person.

The Passionate Palette: 9623 E. County Line Road, Englewood. Registration required: 1-303-754-0005 or www.passionatepalette.com.
-- “LASTing Impression — Desserts,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 19, $55.
-- “Pizza Fusion,” 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 21, $55.

The Seasoned Chef: 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver. Registration: 1-303-377-3222 or www.theseasonedchef.com.
-- “French Home Cooking” hands-on workshop, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 19, $60.
-- “Culinary Techniques Series: Cooking 101,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 24 and Wednesday Oct. 25, $125.

Wild Oats Natural Marketplace: 3180 New Center Point. Reservations required: 622-1099.
-- “Kids Wild About Cooking,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday Oct. 21, $5 per person.
-- “Gluten-Free Baking,” 3-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 21, $5 per person.

Williams-Sonoma: 1885 Briargate Parkway. Call for costs. Reservations required: 593-0261.
-- “Braising,” 10-11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 21, free.
-- “Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Dinner,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 24 and 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday Oct. 25.

EVENTS
OCT. 18
Wine tasting: 5:30-8 p.m., The Ranch Steakhouse and Market, 575 W. Garden of the Gods Road. Proceeds benefit Southern Colorado AIDS Project. $25 includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, entertainment. Reservations required: 473-9463.
OCT. 19
Scotch tasting: 5:45 p.m., The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St. Cost is $15 per person; 632-1086 or www.thebluestar.net.
OCT. 20-21
Colorado Springs 2006 Oktoberfest: 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. Free admission; 867-6635.
OCT. 21
-- “Wines of Argentina” wine tasting: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., free. Advance registration required: 596-4700.
-- “Holiday Wines” wine tasting: 4 p.m., Antonio’s Ristorante, 301 Garden of the Gods Road. Cost is $35 per person. Reservations required: 531-7177.
-- Arthritis Foundation’s 14th annual “Jewels of the Vine” wine tasting — “A Visit to the Roaring Twenties”: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Antlers Hilton hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. More than 200 wines, vodka martinis and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, music. Tickets are $55 in advance/$60 at the door; www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp, event code: jewelsvine or 520-5711.
-- Wine dinner — “France”: 7 p.m., The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. Five-course dinner, five wines. Cost is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required: 475-8880.
OCT. 23
-- “Ghoulish” wine dinner: 6 p.m., The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St. Cost is $60 plus tax and gratuity. Registration: 632-1086 or www.thebluestar.net.
-- “Back to Basics — A Blind Tasting”: 6-8:30 p.m., Gertrude’s Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. Four-course dinner with eight wines. Guest speaker will be wine expert Darby Gould. $49 per person. Reservations required: 471-0887.
OCT. 24
Classic scotch tasting: 6:30 p.m., The Melting Pot, 30-A Pikes Peak Ave. $45 per person, tax and gratuity included. Part of proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Reservations required: 385-0300.

OCT. 25
-- 14th annual March of Dime Signature Chefs benefit event: 6-9:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, Colorado Ballroom, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. Silent and live auction and food prepared by almost two dozen area chefs. Tickets are $100 per person, $1,500 for corporate table. Reservations: Ann Giambalvo, 439-2564 or Shannon Brinias, 649-8789.
-- First annual “People’s Choice” chef dinner: 7 p.m., Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls. $59 for food only. Hosted by Paragon Culinary School. Reservations required: 684-9648.

CONTACT US: Please send information at least two weeks before you would like the item to run. Mail to P.O. Box 1779, Colorado Springs 80901; fax to 636-0202; or e-mail to carlotta.olson@gazette.com(no attachments).

1 comment:

Greg said...

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