From wine festivals to coffee tastings, and everything in between, the food and booze scene is lively in Colorado this week. If you’re up for the drive, head over to the Taste of Vail for a full sensory culinary experience. Partake in Denver’s first food truck party this Saturday or end your weekend with a beer and music dinner on Sunday. There’s plenty to eat and drink as you say goodbye to the month of March.
Girl Scout Cookies & Cider Pairing
When: Tuesday, March 29. 6-9 p.m.
Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Denver
The Low Down: Stem Ciders hosts a special edition of their weekly Cider & Sides event this Tuesday. How does a cookie and cider pairing sound? Girl Scout Cookies, to be exact. For only $15, get four Stem Cider pours paired with a selection of the famous cookies. Trefoils with Project X Cider and Tagalongs with Le Chene Cider are among the pairings. No reservations or tickets are necessary for the event—just show up and indulge.
Taste of Vail
When: March 30-April 3
Where: Vail Resorts, 450 E Lionshead Cir., Vail
The Low Down: The Taste of Vail begins on Wednesday this week and carries through the weekend. It showcases more than 30 of Vail’s outstanding restaurants and chefs along with the owners and winemakers from 50 of the top wineries around the country. Take in the mountain views and indulge in the Vail lifestyle through seminars and tastings, such as the Colorado Lamb Cook-Off and the Mountain Top Tasting at 10,350 feet above sea level. Don’t miss the action at one of the nation’s best spring food and wine festivals. Tickets and times vary each day, but find out all you need to know here.
Back to the 80’s Indoor Food Truck Party
When: Saturday, April 2. 6-11 p.m.
Where: Glitter Dome Event Center, 3600 Wynkoop St., Denver
The Low Down: While winter pumped the brakes on Denver’s food truck scene, you can get a taste of what you’ve been missing this Saturday. The Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District hosts Denver’s first ‘80s-themed indoor food truck event. Head over for an evening of street food, craft drinks, live music and art. Grab bites from food trucks including The Crock Spot, Fat Green Bowl, and The Dessert Stand. Dry Dock Brewing Co., C Squared Ciders and Molly’s Spirits are slinging the drinks. Proceeds from food and drink purchases benefit the Rotary’s community engagement programs including the Shots for Tots clinic and the Books for Nooks literacy program.
Community Cupping at Allegro Coffee Roasters
When: Saturday, April 2, 9-10 a.m.
Where: Allegro Coffee Roasters, 4040 Tennyson St., Denver
Cost: Free. Register here.
The Low Down: There’s nothing quite like the smell of coffee in the morning, am I right? Allegro Coffee Roasters wants to have you over for your first sips this Saturday. This free Community Cupping event educates guests on the differences of fragrance, flavor, body and balance in coffee varieties with a focus on Ethiopia. Seating is limited, so RSVP now. Come interested and leave caffeinated.
Blues & Beer Pop Up Dinner
When: Sunday, April 3. 7-11 p.m.
Where: Metroboom, 1231 35th St., Denver
Cost: $60, get tickets here
The Low Down: The Dinner Party Association, a traveling supper club in Denver, hosts an intimate evening this Sunday. Take a seat for a four-course dinner menu by Morgan Handmade Rations along with course pairings from New Belgium Brewing Company. Acting as a platform for local chefs, bartenders, musicians, and creatives, the Dinner Party Association hosts alternative dining experiences in unlikely places around Denver. End your weekend with good food and great music from Dragondeer.
Mark Your Calendars
Beer Dinner with Little Machine
When: Monday, April 4. 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Rhein Haus Denver, 1415 Market St., Denver
Cost: $40.56, get tickets here
TAG Guest Chef Dinner
When: Tuesday, April 5. 6 p.m.
Where: TAG Restaurant, 1441 Larimer St., Denver
Cost: $95 or $135 with wine pairings, for tickets call 303-996-9985
Opening Day at Avanti
When: Friday, April 8. 11 a.m-12 p.m.
Where: Avanti Food & Booze, 3200 Pecos St., Denver
Cocoa Cream Graham Cracker Porter Release
When: Friday, April 8, 12 p.m.
Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St., Denver
Uncorked Wine Tasting
When: Friday, April 8, 6-9 p.m.
When: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver
Cost: $135, get tickets here
#sourcepopup Spring Market
When: April 9-10, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
Where: The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver