Friday, April 27, 2012

Whiskey, literary and farm-to-table dinners, and more

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Like a capriciously assembled salad — frisee pointin' this way and that — here's your food and drink roundup for the next few weeks or so. (Heady analogy, I know.)

The Blue Star will host local distiller Michael Myers of Distillery 291 for a five-course distiller's dinner at 6:30 p.m., Thursday May 3.

All the details are here: MichaelMeyersDinner.pdf

The Broadmoor's Charles Court continues its farm-to-table mission on Saturday, May 5, with a farmers market followed by a farm-to-table dinner.

The Arkansas Valley Organic Growers will be the featured market guests, also providing sustainably grown ingredients for the later meal.

Colorado wineries and distilleries will also be on display, including Peach Street Distillers and Whitewater Hill Vineyards, Plum Creek Winery, Guy Drew Vineyards, Zephyr Cellars, Balistreri Vineyards and Cottonwood Cellars.

Yes, you too can create a mobile egg mobile for your backyard. Or just a stationary coop for some urban animal husbandry.
  • Yes, you too can create a mobile egg mobile for your backyard. Or just a stationary coop for some urban animal husbandry.

The market, which includes food samples and drink tastings, cost $25 for entry, and runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mountain View Terrace.

The four-course dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles Court and costs $79 plus tax/tip. Call 577-5733 for a special package price that includes a room for the evening.

• Also on May 5, Bliss Bakery & Kitchen will have its grand opening at 818 Village Center Drive, staring at 10:30 a.m. The event will feature kids activities, baked goods samples and special sales.

The Margarita at PineCreek will host the Colorado Farm and Art Market season kickoff party from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, May 6. Catch live music, free plant starts for your garden, and of course goods from the participating farmers and artisans.

Conscious Table's next five-course literary dinner, Pinocchio, runs May 6 and 7, with Italian food and seats going for $75 plus tax/tip.

• The 2nd annual A Taste of Tri-Lakes Cares will take place at 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 7, at the Sundance Mountain Lodge in Monument. Entry to sample chefs' creations based out of food pantry items is $10 plus a donated hygiene item (toothpaste, deodorant, etc.). Call 481-4864 for more.

• Venetucci Farm presents Living Close to Home: Raising Backyard Chickens on Saturday, May 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., for $25.

Here's the info on it:

Join Herbert Aparicio, aka the Animal Whisperer, to learn how to raise backyard chickens from baby chicks! What to feed them, how to take care of them, if they need heat or not, what their coop should look like, what their pen should look like and how big, how to handle the eggs, how to protect from predators, what to do with the poop, ideas for how to build your own chicken coop, or ideas for where to buy a pre-made chicken coop or order a custom-built coop. For adults and children ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

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