Eat and Drink

35 Fantastic Foodie Events Coming to Colorado in May

Drink half-priced magnums of champagne, snack on edible bugs, have fun National Burger Day, and rather more.

By Chloe Barrett | May 1, 2019


Leonardo da Vinci Vegetarian Tasting Menu at Il Posto | May 1–31

Positive, Leonardo Di Vinci in all probability never obtained to taste risotto with a pistachio-truffle emulsion, however that doesn’t imply you’ll be able to’t achieve this in his memory. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the vegetarian painter’s dying, Il Posto has collaborated with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to create a meatless four-course tasting menu that it’ll supply all month long. After experiencing the revolutionary flavors, head over to the museum for its newest exhibition, “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius” (tickets value $6-$9 plus the worth of admission), and study even more about da Vinci’s legacy. $45; 2601 Larimer St.

Golden Moon Distillery Reopening Festivities | May 2

After a huge enlargement, Golden Moon Distillery is re-opening its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Once these big, ceremonial scissors have been put away, attendees are invited inside free of charge tours, stay music, $5 cocktails, authentic Brazilian barbecue from Copacabana Grill food truck, and samples of the distillery’s signature spirits, including its bold single malt whiskey. Free to attend; 5-Eight p.m., 412 Violet St.


Marczyk Celebrates 17 Years | May 4

Thank goodness the high-quality individuals behind Marczyk Advantageous Foods have found success at their two gourmand markets, each the original shop in Uptown and the outpost on E. Colfax. The place else can you discover specialty imported pantry gadgets, freshly baked breads, from-scratch ice lotions, and the world’s greatest hen noodle soup, all underneath one roof? In thanks, each places are providing 15% off every thing in the shop to have fun its 17 years of deliciousness. There will even be $2 oysters, butchery demos (an entire Niman Ranch pig and a tuna, too), native vendor tastings, and even free cake. Occasions and occasions range, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; 770 E. 17th Ave. and 5100 E. Colfax Ave.

Warrior Goddess Dinner at Comal Heritage Meals Incubator | May 5

Indigenous chef Andrea Murdoch and her firm, Four Instructions Cuisine, have teamed up with Comal  for a particular dinner on May 5, which is acknowledged as the Nationwide Day of Awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Ladies (MMIW) movement. Proceeds from tickets to the four-course dinner (which incorporates creative dishes like wild rice orecchiette with roasted squash alfredo) will benefit the National Indigenous Ladies’s Useful resource Middle, a non-profit that provides schooling about and brings awareness to MMIW. $65; 6 p.m., 3455 Ringsby Ct. #105

Mags on Mags Get together at The Ramble Lodge | May 5

For its one-year anniversary, the fashionable RiNo lodge is throwing a day-to-night social gathering at its rooftop bar. The celebration, which also marks the re-opening of the Backyard (the Ramble’s rooftop bar), will function a set by DJtontonFTE, Dying & Co Denver cocktails, and half-price magnums of rosé and glowing wine. Free to attend; 3 p.m., 1280 25th St.

Bug Banquet on the Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro | May 5

Lauded as a delicacy in many elements of the world, proposed as the way forward for sustainable farming in our personal—come see what all the excitement is about at an edible insect dinner, ready by Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch. The wine-and-spirit-paired, four-course menu boasts a bevy of bugs, together with silkworms and scorpions, included into dishes like polenta desserts with roasted tomatoes. All proceeds from the evening might be donated to Farms for Orphans, a Colorado non-profit preventing starvation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where its groundbreaking insect farms assist feed malnourished orphans. $55; 5-8 p.m., 200 Walnut St.

Educators Get a Free Drink at Spanky’s Roadhouse | May 6–10

Given this very eventful educational yr, Denver academics deserve a drink now more than ever. And Spanky’s Roadhouse is giving them exactly that, at no charge. For all of Instructor Appreciation Week, educators can stomach up to the revamped hangout’s bar and present their faculty IDs for a free glass of wine, beer, or a cocktail. We expect Spanky’s refreshing Moscow Mule is the right approach to toast that $23 million pay increase. 1800 E. Evans


The American Homebrewer’s Association Huge Brew Event | May 7

Residence brewing has gone from a distinct segment pastime to an obsession pursued by hundreds in Colorado alone. In case you’re one in every of them—or simply have aspirations to be—be a part of the American Homebrewers Association (an newbie branch of the nationwide Brewers Association) for this interactive event to honor National Homebrew Day. You’ll be able to convey your personal brewing gear to make your beer, or take a look at one of many free demonstrations. Free; Eight a.m.-2 p.m., 15120 E. Hampden Ave.

Corrida x Bodegas Muga Wine Dinner | May 7

Journey to Spain by way of Boulder at this distinctive dinner, hosted by Juan Muga of Bodegas Muga winery in La Rioja, Spain. The night contains a four-course meal from Corrida government chef Amos Watts and paired wines selected by Muga from his family cellar. Name 303-444-1333 for reservations. Tickets start at $175; 6:30 p.m., 1023 Walnut St., #400

Wine & Oyster Tasting at the Infinite Monkey Theorem | May 8

Slurp quite a lot of recent oysters from the Shuck Brothers in between sips of this city winery’s clean vinos. Your curated mixture will embrace three wine varieties and three forms of oysters. $22; 6-8 p.m., 3200 Larimer St.

Arcana Commencement Menu | May 8–10

Have fun your graduate with this limited-time, customizable meal. Diners may have three to 4 choices for every of the three courses, including the likes of a peanut butter pretzel bar, chocolate sorbet, or a slice of pineapple-vinegar ice field pie for dessert. Make sure to toast your grad’s accomplishments with a glass of grower Champagne ($15 per glass) or the gin, elderflower, and blood orange “Cap & Gown” cocktail ($14). $55 per individual; 909 Walnut St.

Writer Elizabeth Karmel: Steak & Cake at BookBar | May 10

Do you want to find out how to make Elizabeth Karmel’s bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin? What about her chocolate-coconut cake with fluffy white frosting? Decide up the chef/writer’s newest mouth-watering guide, “Steak & Cake: More Than 100 Recipes to Make Any Meal a Smash Hit”, at this signing, the place you’ll also discover recipes for delights like Karmel’s whiskey buttermilk bundt cake. Free to attend; 5-7 p.m., 4280 Tennyson St.


Hearth Terrace Kickoff Celebration on the ART, a Lodge | May 10

Heat climate sips abound at this social gathering celebrating the arrival of patio season. Along with such specialties as GH Mumm Champagne, you’ll also style bites from government chef Michael Wright’s new menu. Deviled eggs and ahi poke tacos are meant for having fun with with bubbly, in any case. Free to attend; 5-9 p.m., 1201 Broadway

Flowers on the Vine Mom’s Day Pop-Up at Denver Central Market | May 10–11

When you’re deciding whether to purchase your mother flowers or goodies this Mother’s Day, you may want to keep in mind how she talked you out of frosted ideas in middle faculty and spring for each (plus a bottle of wine). Conveniently, you’ll find all three in Denver Central Market, which can host Flowers on the Vine inside Mood Goodies for a one-stop-shop pop-up. Pair a ravishing bouquet with treats like Temper Candies’ french-style bonbons ($40). Prices differ; 2669 Larimer St.

Denver Bacon and Beer Basic | May 11

Over 5,000 kilos of bacon shall be scorching at Broncos Stadium during this celebration of everyone’s favourite pork product. Depending on the whims of more than 30 Denver chefs from prime restaurants similar to Tap Fourteen and A Southern Soul, the cured-and-smoked meat might be used liberally in delights like donuts and grilled cheese. Between bacon-y bites, sip on your selection of over 100 beers and ciders from local establishments resembling Zuni Road Brewing and Barnett & Son Brewing Firm, or watch contestants check their gastric limits at the bacon-eating contest. $69-$125; noon-9 p.m., 1701 Bryant St.

Nomad Taqueria & Beer Backyard Yoga on the Rocks Pre Celebration | May 11

It’s almost that magical time of yr when yogis take their stream to Colorado’s most awe-inspiring live performance venue; get excited for it at this bash. The River Yoga will lead a session on Nomad Taqueria & Beer Backyard’s patio at Three p.m., adopted by the celebration replete with a taco bar, reside band the Huffy Boys, giveaways, and beer, wine, and cocktails. $20-$30; Three-6 p.m., 18485 W. Colfax Ave.

Denver Vegan Restaurant Week | May 13–19

Whether or not you’ve gone full-vegan otherwise you’re merely curious concerning the way of life, let Denver Vegan Restaurant Week facilitate a tasty, animal-product-free meal. Take pleasure in artistic dishes from restaurants and meals vans like veggie tacos from Migration Taco and plant-based burgers at Hopdoddy Burger Bar. Costs range; multiple places


Seasonal Charitable Dinner at [email protected] | May 14

The primary in [email protected]’s recurring seasonal charitable dinner collection, cooks Jeff Osaka and Toby Prout will prepare 12 beautiful courses to profit the Gathering Place, a Denver nonprofit aiding ladies, youngsters, and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty. Anticipate intricate dishes like herb-crusted prime strip loin with ramps and bacon crème fraiche. $150-$225; 6:30 p.m., 1160 Madison St.

Excessive Level Creamery 5-Yr Anniversary | May 16

Excessive Point Creamery has been charming Denverites with its creative, seasonal ice cream flavors for five years straight. In celebration, the ice creamery (which boasts three places, a meals truck, and a catering cart), is gifting $5 present cards to every of the outlets’ first 55 clients. In case you’re unfortunate quantity 56, don’t fret: You possibly can still savor a $5-flight of 5 curated alternatives from Excessive Point Creamery’s unique flavor lineup. Multiple places

DU Vin Pageant | May 16–18

The College of Denver’s Fritz Knoebel Faculty of Hospitality is house to some critically educated winos—be a part of them and visitors like Charles Phan, chef-owner of San Francisco’s the Slanted Door, for this gourmand weekend. The festivities kick off on Thursday with a pairing dinner prepared by chef Phan, served with Foley Family Wines. Don’t miss Saturday’s VIP bubbly brunch, which is followed by a grand tasting that includes 100 wines for sampling, reside music, seminars, and cuisine from across the Denver metro space. Ticket prices range; occasions range, 2101 S. College Blvd.

The Colorado Spirits Path Pageant | May 17

Colorado craft distilleries from everywhere in the Centennial State will pour samples at this celebration of local spirits. Littleton’s Rocker Spirits, Palisade’s Peach Road Distillers, and over 40 other makers will pour locally-made vodka, whiskey, and more. Many distilleries may even create cocktails for the Wild West-style cocktail competitors, which attendees decide. $45-$65; 6-10 p.m., the McNichols Constructing, 144 W. Colfax Ave.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa Garden Dinner With Guest Chef Alex Seidel | May 17–18

James Beard Award-winning Alex Seidel’s masterful cooking is value crossing state strains for, which is strictly what you’ll have to do to attend this garden dinner. Towards the tranquil backdrop of the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, Seidel will prepare a five-course dinner on the resort’s Homestead Backyard. Alongside pleasant dishes like Columbia River salmon and Maple Leaf duck breast, visitors will savor curated wine pairings from Coloradan John Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe Vineyards. $162 per individual; 6-9 p.m., Mile 17, Utah 128


Reward the Lard! Six-Course Dinner at Julep | May 18

Renowned charcuterie specialists Brian Polcyn and Michael Ruhlman will be a part of Julep’s Kyle Foster at his RiNo eatery to curate a six-course meal. The dinner, which can function totally different cuts and preparations of pork, will alternate between plated and family-style programs. $95 per individual; 7-10 p.m., 3258 Larimer St.

Opening Day of “Beer Here! Brewing the New West” | May 18

First-date dilemma: brewery or museum? Thanks to Historical past Colorado Middle’s latest exhibit, you don’t have to choose. Opening on May 18, the interactive exhibit covers the Centennial State’s sudsy past, that includes artifacts like a sketch of the first Coors label, gear from New Belgium Brewing Firm, and even a four-beer flight on the museum’s cafe. Ticket costs range; 1200 N. Broadway

Sparkling Cocktail Class at Coperta | May 18

Savor polenta fritters, seasonal crostini, and olives as you study to make 4 totally different glowing cocktails at this interactive class. Coperta’s beverage director JP Taylor Jr. will walk you through libations like a gentiane spritz and a negroni sbagliato to put together you for patio season entertaining. Name the restaurant for reservations at 720-749-4666; $45; Three-Four:30 p.m., 400 E. 20th Ave.

Two Elements Truck Stop at the University of Denver | May 18

To kick off Truck Stop, Two Elements’ touring collection of group block events, dozens of meals vans will gather on the College of Denver’s central inexperienced for an all-day celebration. Culinary choices will span every little thing from seafood to Asian cuisine with vans like Clamato Time and Ba-Nom-a-Nom. 1-8 p.m., 2199 S. University Blvd.

The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Undertaking Second Anniversary Bash | May 18

Help the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Venture rejoice two years of creating globally-inspired brews at this all-day extravaganza. Revelers will sip on signature brews such as the Turkish Espresso Stout or the Chardonnay-barrel-aged cherry sour. The beers will movement lengthy after the get together ends too: The brewery might be renewing its Intrepid Sojourner Beer Club, which, for $50, provides its members limitless, $1-off pours and early entry to monthly bottle releases year-round. Free; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., 925 W. 8th Ave.


RiNo Spring Bazaar | May 18–19

Uncover local treasures at this vibrant, dog-friendly market. Over 100 Colorado distributors will showcase their unique wares, including the Electric Dream Boutique cellular store, which consumers can peruse drink-in-hand after a visit to Stem Ciders or Spice Trade Brewing. Attendees may also take a look at culinary choices from meals vans like Dos Gringos after buying up an urge for food. $5-$18; noon-6 p.m., 2845 Walnut St.

Feed the Youngsters Dinner at Safta | May 21

A few of Denver’s most famous chefs are joining forces to create a particular, multi-course dinner and public sale to battle hunger in the Mile Excessive City. Proceeds from the meal—which shall be hosted by Safta’s Alon Shaya and Liliana Myers, Annette’s Caroline Glover, Mercantile Dining & Provision’s Alex Seidel, and Rosenberg’s Bagels’ Joshua Pollack—can be used to ship $100,000 of meals and essential supplies to native families in need. The stay public sale shall be hosted by Billy Harris. Buy your tickets right here. $125-$5,000; 6-9 p.m., 3330 Brighton Blvd.

Writer Steven Raichlen: The Brisket Chronicles at BookBar | May 21

In his new e-book, the Brisket Chronicles, writer and BBQ master Steven Raichlen showcases his greatest recipes and ideas for getting ready the titular minimize of meat. At his BookBar signing, attendees will get their very own copy of the e-book, which they will have signed. Raichlen will even give a chat on the history of brisket as admirers take pleasure in samples from Publish Oak Barbecue (which can open in Berkeley this summer time) and paired beers. $30; 7 p.m., 4280 Tennyson St.

Lotería Celebration at Huge Hassle | May 23

Lotería, a Mexican, bingo-like recreation of probability, will function this bash’s theme, with totally different iterations sprinkled all through. Attendees will even take pleasure in conventional mariachi performances, music from DJ Simone Says, and genuine Mexican cuisine from Comal Heritage Food Incubator. Better of all, proceeds will assist Focus Factors Family Useful resource Middle and its mission of strengthening families in the Globeville-Elyria Swansea group. $60-$100; 6-9 p.m., Zeppelin Station, 2501 48th Ave.

All Day Rosé on the Kitchen | May 24–September 2

It’s formally rosé season and the Kitchen is displaying its reverence for the blush-colored vino with a dedicated menu. The special choices, which can be out there by way of Labor Day weekend, embrace French and Austrian iterations and the Sunshine Spritz cocktail with sparkling rosé, Galliano aperitivo, pineapple, lemon, and mint. Costs range; 1560 Wazee St.


Boulder Creek Pageant | May 25–27

This celebration combines every thing we love about summer time on the Front Vary towards the dazzling backdrop of the Boulder Creek. Energetic tunes will sound from musical acts like Colorado reggae band Green Buddha as attendees oscillate between the various actions, purchasing opportunities, and food and drinks choices. Boulder’s dynamic eating scene might be represented by Centro, West Finish Tavern, and extra, while beer, wine, and cocktails shall be on supply from vendors including Avery Brewing Company. Be certain to peruse the wares of local distributors corresponding to Filosophy Jewellery in between health courses in the wellness area or carnival video games on the Creekside for Youngsters space. Free to attend; occasions range

National Burger Day at SK Provisions | May 28

Ease your post-Memorial Day transition with this $5 burger deal at SK Provisions inside Denver Central Market. The Central Market Burger comes with all the basic fixin’s (lettuce, tomato, onion, white Cheddar, and a pickle) along with a quarter-pound beef patty from LoDo’s the Local Butcher on an ethereal Izzio’s Bakery bun. $5; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 2669 Larimer St.

CHROMA Culinary and Cocktail Experiences | May 29 (and June 5), May 31 (and June 1)

“Eat your colors” is the brand new “eat your vegetables,” and this immersive, sensory occasion is proof constructive of the development. Prepare to explore shade by means of all your senses as you dine on a particular seven-course Uchi Denver menu on May 29 (and June 5) and sip on rainbow of cocktails amidst an artwork set up whereas silent DJs spin tunes on May 31 (and June 1). Tickets go on sale May 6, and each occasions take place on the Uchi Annex at S*Park, 2530 Lawrence St. $175 for the Uchi Culinary Journey; May 29, 7-9 p.m. Free to attend the Chroma Mixology occasion; May 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.