Colorado Food Calendar: Urban Winefest brings state’s grape tastes to town

The City of Aurora offers cooking classes at the Expo Recreation Center including American Pie (for ages 7 to 12 on June 14.

By JOHN LEHNDORFF Colorado Table Editor
The City of Aurora offers cooking classes at the Expo Recreation Center including: American Pie (ages 7 to 12), June 14; THIS WEEK

2nd Annual Colorado Urban Winefest, noon-6 p.m. June 9, Sculpture Park, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Information: coloradowinefest.com. Details: Taste wines from 42 Colorado wineries with food, live music and seminars

Pairsine, The Taste of Elegance, June 12, Omni Interlocken, Broomfield. Tickets: denverbeercomp.com. Details: Award-winning craft beers are matched with fare from 10 local chefs

Denver Handmade Homemade Market Club, June 9, 1368 26th Street, Denver. Become a member: denverbeercomp.com. Details: Homemade artisan chocolate, Czech baked goods, pies, organic mixed drinks, herbal teas, fresh veggies, pasta, coffee, and vegan prepared foods

Truck-it, 5 to 8 p.m. June 8, Gateway Fun Center, Boulder. Details: A food truck gathering including Tasterie Truck, RollinGreens, Comida, Blackbelly Catering, Verde Food Truck, Sweet Cow and others plus Boulder brews from Avery Brewing and Upslope Brewing

Burning Can, noon-4 p.m. June 9, Bohn Park, Lyons. Information: oskarblues.com/about-us/burningcanbeerfest. Details: Canned craft beer festival featuring brews from more than 25 breweries plus live music, food trucks, and outdoor games

Garden Grapes and Hops, June 8, Denver Botanic Gardens. Information: botanicgardens.org. Details: Colorado companies providing tastes and sips include MouCo Cheese, Azucar Bakery, La Sandia, Colorado Cider Co., Great Divide Brewing, Breckenridge Distillery and others

ON THE RADIO

Wineguys Radio, 11 a.m.-noon, AM 760. Information: wineguysradio.com. Details: Discussion of all things vinous hosted by Keith Miller, William Davis and Jordan Kivelstadt

FARMERS MARKETS

Sunnyside Farm Market, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 44th and Vallejo, Denver. Details: Urban farmed fresh salad greens, strawberries, chard, parsley, French sorrel and radishes

COMING UP

Bacon Tour, June 23 and 24, Keystone. Information: keystonefestivals.com. Details: Celebration includes bacon cuisine, music by Better than Bacon, Bacon Bloody Marys, lectures and bacon cooking demos

23rd Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival, June 23 and 24, Downtown Fort Collins. Information: downtownfortcollins.com. Details: Taste 60 beers from 40 Colorado breweries, plus food and live music

Thrill of the Grill Cooking Class, June 24, Colterra Food and Wine, Niwot. Reservations: 303-652-0777. Details: Grilling class with chef Michael Drazsnzak — hors d’oeuvres and wine included

German Fest, July 27 to 29, Helga’s German Restaurant, Aurora. Information: germanfestdenver.com. Details: Featuring German beer, food, dancing and music

The City of Aurora offers cooking classes at the Expo Recreation Center including: American Pie (ages 7 to 12), June 14; Barbeque Texas Style (adults), June 23 (including brisket. spare ribs, chicken, sides and sauces. Information: auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/Recreation/Cooking/index.htm.

Send information about upcoming food-related events and classes to jlehndorff@aurorasentinel.com.

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