Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Curry Leaf update, wine dinners, beer releases and more

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Food news roundup time, in no particular order:

Lana Hillstrom says the opening of the Curry Leaf on Tejon Street will be a bit delayed. She may open around the end of this week, and she hopes certainly by early next week. After that soft opening, expect a grand-opening celebration on Valentine's Day.

Colorado Springs Food Tours will host its next dessert and wine tour through Old Colorado City on Thursday, Jan. 26, for $29 a head. More info here.

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  • Wanna learn to cook? Go to culinary school. Want to learn to keep bees? Go to bee school.

• Wanna-beekeepers will want to register soon at the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association for this year's two-day beekeepers school at Bear Creek Nature Center. Attend either March 3-4 or 10-11, for $50 a head.

Coaltrain Wine & Spirits will host a four-course wine dinner at Conscious Table on Wednesday, Jan. 25, for $59 per person, plus tax/tip. Resos can be made at 475-9700. Check out the menu by clicking this image:


Trinity Brewing has a beer barrel-load of upcoming special releases and events, including a Yeti Vertical Tapping of five Yeti beers on Jan. 25; a barley wine tapping on Jan. 30; a six-course wild beer and wild game beer dinner on Feb. 12; and the creamy cherry Brain of the Turtle bottle release party on Feb. 17. Visit their website or Facebook page for details.

The Melting Pot also has a number of upcoming special events, including a Murder Mystery Dinner with Red Herring Productions at 6 p.m., Jan. 18 (tomorrow); a National Cheese Lover's Day special on Jan. 19; the "Chick's Dig Beer" dinner and beer flight on Jan. 24; and of course, a special Valentine's Day menu available from Feb. 9 through 18.

• The Blue Star just released its first new menu of 2012, click the image to take a look at just one section of it:


• Local health and garden counseling business Cultivate Health will launch its next annual garden class — eight sessions over 16 weeks, taught Saturdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. — on Feb. 18. The hands-on class includes seed starting, composting, soil amending and field trips. More details on that blog.

• Catch the Margarita at PineCreek's next cooking class on Jan. 22, for $65 per person. The restaurant also just released a new lounge menu, featuring new plates like escargot wontons and bone marrow with toast alongside old favorites like butternut squash pierogis and scallops bouillabaisse.

• The chain outfit Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers just opened in Monument. Check out the full press release on that here.

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