Colorado Table

Food Calendar: Beer and fondue, Beaujolais and dumplings, and Food Day 2012

The biggest wine event of the fall, the 8th Annual Denver International Wine Festival Nov. 7-10, includes vintner dinners, wine and food pairing, seminars, demos and a grand tasting at Denver’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Information: denverwinefest.com

Food Day 2012, Oct. 24, Denver Botanic Gardens. Information: botanicgardens.org. Details: All-day free festival with cooking demos for adults and kids, nutrition experts, and food film screenings

FOOD CLASSES

Couples Cook: Beer and Fondue, Nov. 16, Expo Recreation Center, Aurora. Information: auroragov.org/cooking. Details: Adult cooking class features cheese fondue and chocolate fondue matched with appropriate brews

UPCOMING EVENTS

14th Annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival, Nov. 15, Infinity Park Event Center, Glendale. Information: http://beaujolais.rmfacc.org. Details: French fare from 20 Colorado chefs and tastings of the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau

Around the World in 80 Sips, Oct. 26, Mile High Station, Denver. Information: bottlenotes.com. Details: Taste wines from France, South Africa, New Zealand, Chile, Spain and the U.S.

A World of Dumplings, Nov. 3 or Dec. 22, Colorado Free University Lowry, near 1st & Quebec. Information: freeu.com. Details: Robin Vives teaches a hands-on class in making sweet or savory, steamed, boiled, or fried dumplings from Asia and Europe

FOOD RADIO SHOWS

The Splendid Table, 2 p.m. Sundays, KUNC, 91.5 FM and streaming at kunc.org. Details: Former Denver cooking teacher  Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares her passion for the wide world of food on this NPR program.

Culinary Connectors, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 760 AM. Details: Becky Creighton hosts a chat about food and wine attractions in the metro area

FARMERS MARKETS

Southwest Plaza Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct., Southwest Plaza, Littleton

Highlands Ranch Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. at Town Center South.

COLORADO FOOD INFO

Fall festivals: Colorado pumpkin patches, raodside stands, cider sources, farmers markets and other agritourism events: coloradoagriculture.com/farmfresh

Colorado beer bulletin board: Catch up with the latest news and photos from the state’s many breweries at: pinterest.com/visitcolorado/breweries-in-colorado

Let us know: Send information about food events, classes, festivals, wine dinners and tours in the metro area and all over Colorado to: jlehndorff@aol.com

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